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City of Seward, Alaska Port and Commerce Advisory Board Minutes <br />February 6, 2008 Volume 3 Page 515 <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />The regular February 6, 2008 meeting of the Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board <br />was called to order at 12:00 by Vice Chair Butts. <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG <br />Boazd Member Tougas led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br />Roll Call <br />There were present: Board Member Theresa Butts presiding, and <br />Paul Schuldt Paul Tougas <br />Deborah Altermatt Kari Anderson <br />Darryl Schaefermeyer (arrived at 12:15 p.m.) <br />comprising a quorum of the Board; and <br />Bob Hicks, Community Development Director <br />Jim Lewis, Acting Harbor Master <br />Anne Bailey, Executive Liaison <br />Absent: Ron Long <br />ARRC Representative Louis Bencardino <br />Bencardino stated he had a meeting in Anchorage yesterday with the City Manager, CEO of <br />the Railroad and the ARRC engineers. He stated they discussed the Coast Guard Building relocation, <br />what the railroad and City wanted to do with the current Coast Guard Building area and the <br />waterfront and several ideas regarding the freight dock expansion. He stated that both agencies <br />seemed to try to help one another to accomplish things. Bencardino continued that Sewazd Ships <br />Drydock had a lot of activity with the Coast Guard ships. <br />Altennatt asked who attended the meeting. <br />In response to Altermatt, Bencazdino stated Pat Gamble, Roy Thomas, Dan Otright, Phillip <br />Oates and Jim Cubits had attended the meeting. <br />In response to Schuldt, Bencazdino stated the dock expansion was not holding up Totem <br />Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) and the facility could handle TOTE now but the expansion <br />would help. <br />In further response to Schuldt, Bencazdino stated more jobs would be created if TOTE came <br />to Sewazd. <br />