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Nome City Council Could Convey Sunset Firing Range to Sportsman Association

Mayor Beneville, sitting at a desk, signs resolutions while City Clerk Hammond, standing next to him, looks on.

Several contracts could be passed by the Nome City Council tonight during their regular meeting: one to dispose of city property, another to approve a renovation project. The Mayor is also expected to renew the appointment of a port commissioner.

On tonight’s agenda is an ordinance to transfer about 43 acres of land from the City to the Nome Sportsman Association. The property in question includes the sunset firing range, which could be conveyed to the association by a non-exclusive use permit.

That piece of business is up for final passage tonight along with a contract between the Chamber of Commerce and the City. If passed, the Chamber of Commerce will be authorized to continue operating the Nome visitor’s center, as they have since 2008.

Also on the Council’s agenda is a resolution to work with Bering Straits Development Company (BSDC) for the renovation of Anvil City Science Academy’s bathrooms. According to BSDC’s proposal, the ACSA project will cost upwards of $300,000. The resolution says BSDC submitted the only responsive bid to the City, which was significantly over budget for ACSA’s renovations.

Before adjourning tonight’s regular meeting, Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville is expected to re-appoint Russell Rowe to his seat on the Port Commission. 

The Council will convene at 6pm for a work session followed by their 7pm meeting at City Hall.

Image at top: File photo: Mayor Richard Beneville signs resolutions after a City Council meeting while City Clerk Bryant Hammond looks on. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus/KNOM (2016).

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