Nome City Council Continues To Discuss Purchase of ‘Block 20’

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

The Nome City Council has a slim agenda for their 7-o’clock meeting tonight (Monday, September 9). The council expects to discuss one resolution and one item of old business.

Tonight, they will hear a final reading for an ordinance authorizing the purchase of “Airport Block 20,” an area currently owned by the state of Alaska. According to the ordinance, Nome Joint Utilities has been leasing part of that land since 2009 and argues it would be more cost-effective for the City to outright own the lot. NJUS hopes to eventually build a utility maintenance, office, and storage building on that parcel.

The Council also expects to discuss a resolution authorizing judges and clerks for the 2019 Municipal Elections.

The public is also invited to a City Council work session that begins at 6 o’clock, preceding the regular meeting. During the work session, the Council will hear updates about Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Day Shelter.

The Council meets tonight in the chambers at Nome City Hall.

Image at top: City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM file.