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<br />City of Seward, Alaska <br />August J 3, 2007 <br /> <br />City Council Minutes <br />Volume 37, Page396 <br /> <br />Mayor Shafer queried the city clerk as to whether a member with a conflict on an agenda <br />item should vote on the approval ofthe agenda. City Clerk Jean Lewis stated it was acceptable to <br />do so, but felt this was an instance where the approval of the agenda and consent agenda should be <br />approved separately. <br /> <br />Motion Passed <br /> <br />Unanimous <br /> <br />The clerk read the following approved consent agenda items: <br /> <br />The July 9 and July 23, 2007 regular city council meeting minutes were approved and the <br />August 1, 2007 special meeting minutes. <br /> <br />Resolution 2007-080. authorizing the city manager to execute a grant agreement between the <br />State of Alaska and the City of Seward for the purpose of restoring or replacing the historic <br />foundation in Hoben Park, and appropriating funds. <br /> <br />Resolution 2007-081. accepting a grant in the amount of$2,980.00 from Rasmuson Foundation <br />for furniture replacement in the teen and adult reading areas of the Seward Community <br />Library and appropriating funds. <br /> <br />Resolution 2007-082. authorizing the city manager to enter into a purchase agreement with <br />Wesco for 3 reels 4/0 primary cable, for a total amount not-to-exceed $25,162.50. <br /> <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> <br />Proclamations and Awards <br /> <br />Sue Magyar was recognized for 30 years of excellent service to the City of Seward. <br /> <br />The Liberty Theater was recognized for 50 years of business in Seward. <br /> <br />Borough Assembly Report. Borough Assembly Representative Ron Long stated the <br />Assembly met on August 7, 2007 and adjourned with unfinished business. Long hoped the final <br />approval of the coastal zone management plan would be passed on the August 21, 2007 meeting. <br />The Assembly passed and approved a $1.4 million General Obligation bond on the ballot along with <br />approval of Seward Bear Creek Fire Hall Service Area/Community Building. It was a $3.5 million <br />dollar project, which would require 60% voter approval. If passed, the borough would seek other <br />grants for the remaining funds for the project. Rescinding authority previously granted to the South <br />Peninsula General Hospital Service Area to negotiate the operation and maintenance contract ofthe <br />facility was a big topic at the last meeting. It was decided that the ultimate responsibility resided <br />with the entire borough. <br /> <br />City Manager's Report. City Manager Phillip Oates announced the city had been working <br />with the Chamber and P ACAB to cosponsor a Business and Economic Forum at Seward High <br />School on September 19, 2007. Oates' report consisted of: <br />