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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br />August 27 2007 Volume 37, Page406 <br />Ordinance 2007-006, establishing Section 15.15.025, Historic Preservation, Seward Historic <br />Plant & Tree Register, was introduced and set for public hearing on September 10, 2007. <br />Resolution 2007-083, approving the expenditure of $16,883 from the 2007 street department <br />operating budget for additional costs associated with paving of various sections of city streets <br />authorized in Resolution 2007-044. <br />Resolution 2007-084, authorizing the city manager to spend an amount up to $28,750.00 for the <br />repairs to the 1997 436C Caterpillar Backhoe to NC Machinery. <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br />Proclamations and Awards <br />The Resurrection Bay Lions Club Presented Seven AED's To The Seward Police <br />Department. <br />A Proclamation Was Read For Founder's Day August 28. <br />Jenny Kaiser Was Awarded A Police Certification. <br />A Plaque Of Appreciation Was Presented To Lynn Hohl For Over Seven Years Of <br />Leadership And Dedicated Service On The Seward Planning & Zoning Commission. <br />School Board Report. Lynn Hohl stated the School Board had passed goals to increase <br />two-way communication of site councils, and to evaluate the delivery of education relative to school <br />size. A $30 activity pass or user fee, that may not benefit smaller schools, failed to pass and would <br />be addressed again in the fall. Hohl remarked that the special education task force ended this past <br />week but standing committees that could propose education legislation were enacted and she urged <br />support. She said substitute teachers were needed and that salaries had been raised. Training for <br />anyone interested in substitute teaching would occur in September. Both Moose Pass and Seward <br />Elementary received a performance incentive award by the State for schools whose students showed <br />significant improvement from the year before. Hohl stated the School Board would have their <br />October 1, 2007 meeting in Seward. <br />In response to questions, Hohl said bus drivers were needed in Seward and when drivers <br />came from other areas, bus trips became expensive. Declining enrollment was the reason for the <br />reduction in programs and teachers. <br />City Manager's Report. City Manager Phillip Oates thanked the volunteers for a Great <br />Silver Salmon Derby. He noted a task force would be assembled from the community to identify <br />areas of the budget process. <br />Oates stated the city was soliciting volunteers for both the fire department and the volunteer <br />ambulance corps., along with membership on various boards and commissions. City staff, the <br />Chamber and PACAB would be hosting an economic forum at the High School on September 19, <br />