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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br />September 24 2007 volume 37, Page420 <br />portion of Tract A-1, of the USS 1864, Seward Long Term Care Facility Subdivision <br />(preliminary plat) from single family (Rl) to institutional (INS) (introduced and set for public <br />hearing on October 8, 2007). <br />Resolution 2007-087, approving amendment #5 to the employment agreement with the city <br />clerk. <br />Resolution 2007-089, electing to participate in the AML/JIA Loss Control Incentive Program <br />for the City of Seward. <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br />Proclamations and Awards <br />A memoriam was read for Former Mayor Lee McAnerney. <br />A proclamation celebrating September Family Day for September 24, 2007 was read. <br />A proclamation was read for Seward Elementary School for their Alaska School <br />Performance Incentive Award. <br />A Fire Prevention Month proclamation was read. <br />A proclamation for First Responder's Appreciation Day was read for September 25, <br />2007. <br />City Manager's Report. City Manager Phillip Oates stated the City was awarded a grant <br />for $204,000 from the Department of Homeland Security. More details would come forward once <br />the city was officially awarded the funds. <br />Remodeling had been taking place in City Hall, both upstairs in the courthouse and the new <br />boiler had arrived and was ready for installation. As suspected, asbestos was in the pipe and boiler <br />insulation as well as the mastics for the ceiling the tracks along the walls. This needed to be dealt <br />with by a certified abatement crew. <br />Council member Bardarson and Oates had met to discuss the High School Activities sign, <br />which DOT was now allowing to be erected. The Electric Department was working on establishing <br />the specific location for the sign and obtaining the permit to dig in the State right of way. <br />In an attempt to ease the burden of junk vehicle clean up, the Kenai Peninsula Borough was <br />waving the $10 disposal fee normally charged to commercial haulers. The waiver would be in effect <br />through October 31, 2007. <br />The P.A.R.K.S. playground design was revealed last Thursday evening and the event raised <br />over $3,500 towards the project. <br />