Heated words on mining and property abatements were exchanged during what Mayor Richard Beneville called a “productive” Nome City Council meeting Monday night. The Council also addressed a possible resolution on public intoxication and vagrancy on Front Street.
The incinerator would handle waste from foreign ships — but the Port needs to find a way to pay for it. A new wave buoy will arrive in early July, providing real-time data.
Gold miners hoping for a radical change to regulations may be disappointed by the conversation from last week’s meeting of the Nome Port Commission.
The Commission approved changes to prevent over-side retail fuel sales and authorize the Harbormaster to impound nuisance property. All changes must be adopted by City Council.
More than two years since it shelved the project, the US Army Corps of Engineers will take a new look at a port expansion in Nome and split the cost with the City.
Frustrated with vessel owners who put off paying fees to the last minute, officials at the Port of Nome discussed changing the city’s impound process at Thursday night’s regular Port Commission meeting.
Twenty-one security cameras were installed across the Port of Nome, small boat harbor, and industrial pad.
Just a handful of vessels will use the port before winter. Hoping to secure a federal grant to expand the small boat harbor, Port Director Joy Baker compares the congestion to “a difficult game of Tetris.”