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Keep Nome Clean: U-Call We-Haul Service Kicks Off Next Week

The City of Nome will host its U-Call We-Haul service next week starting on Tuesday, May 28. Residents will be able to call City Hall to schedule garbage pick up until noon on Friday. The City will also hold its annual Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday to celebrate community members’ week long efforts to […]

City Council Passes FY 2019 Budgets; Deficit is Projected at $1.6 Million

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

The six present councilmen voted unanimously last night to approve the amended general fund budget as well as the other six fiscal year 2019 City budgets. Those include funds to renovate the Anvil City Science Academy bathrooms, upgrade some of the City’s boilers, and adopt the Port of Nome’s $1,762,969.00 budget.

NSEDC to Provide Rare Mid-Year Community Benefit Share

An aerial view of a small, coastal village

On May 10th, NSEDC’s Board of Directors approved a mid-year community benefit share of approximately $2 million, which will be spread to 15 communities. This is only the second time NSEDC has issued a mid-year benefit outside of its annual one provided in November.

Regional Projects Slated to Receive Funding from Capital Budget, Including Nome’s Deep Draft Port

Nome port

According to the breakdown of projects funded by the new budget, $1.6 million is intended to support the design of an Arctic Deep Draft Port in Nome. The 2018 Capital Budget also awarded Wales $650,000 and almost $100,000 to Koyuk for water system heat recovery projects. Another significant monetary award designated for Western Alaska was given to Mountain Village, so the community can benefit from St. Mary’s wind energy project.