Council Unanimously in Favor of Port Tariffs and Regulations, Despite Debate Over Rate Effects on Users
Councilman Gerald Brown said that he understood why Sitnasuak would be in favor of this ordinance, and if passed without changes, it (the ordinance) could be seen as limiting other business in Nome’s waters. Ukallaysaaq Tom Okleasik said he wouldn’t characterize the situation like that and reiterated his view that this tariff ordinance would encourage investments in the local economy and boost onshore infrastructure.
The City of Nome will pay Crowley $3.37 per gallon for unleaded vehicle fuel and $2.95 for diesel, but Bonanza will provide equipment fuel and heating oil. Also, the City Council approved a resolution to employ Quinten Johnson as the emergency services technician.