Nome City Council set to pass seasonal sales tax increase

Two ordinances regarding Nome city sales tax are in the second reading phase for tonight’s City Council meeting.

One ordinance would amend the deadline to apply for a sales tax exemption, and the other would increase the seasonal sales tax.

In front of the Council for the first time is a non-code ordinance to approve the Nome Joint Utility System’s water and sewer tariff rate increase.

During the last NJUS meeting, the Utility Board passed a resolution to increase water and sewer rates by 10 percent; now, the City Council must approve that amended resolution.

Also on the Council’s agenda is a resolution opposing the inclusion of walrus, mammoth, and mastodon ivory within the African elephant ivory ban laws throughout the country.

Before the meeting adjourns, Mayor Richard Beneville is expected to appoint John Odden to his expiring seat on the planning commission.

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