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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> May 12, 2014 Volume 39, Page 323 <br /> Resolution 2014-045,Authorizing A Donation Of$2,000 To The Resurrection Bay Historical <br /> Society To Host The Museums Alaska / Alaska Historical Society Joint Annual Conference <br /> October 1-4,2014 To Be Held In Seward, Alaska. <br /> Approval of the March 24, 2014 City Council Regular Meeting Minutes. <br /> SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> Proclamations & Awards <br /> Proclamation for Retirement of AVTEC Director Fred Esposito. <br /> Harbor Opening Weekend & Blessing of the Fleet Proclamation. <br /> Borough Assembly Report, Sue McClure stated the assembly was very pleased with the <br /> reception given by Seward when they were in town. They met on May 6, 2014 and the proposed <br /> budget was introduced.The finalization of the budget was scheduled for June 3,2014.McClure was <br /> asking for input on the mayor's proposal to increase the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area <br /> property tax by .25 mills. A big topic each year was the money the assembly gave to "non- <br /> departmentals"like the Central Area Rural Transit System(CARTS),the Kenai Peninsula Economic <br /> Development District,and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council.The same amount <br /> given last year was proposed this year. An ordinance was coming forward to receive$150,000 from <br /> the State of Alaska for flood recovery costs. <br /> City Manager's Report, City Manager Jim Hunt stated the following purchase orders <br /> between $10,000 and $50,000 were approved by the City Manager since the last council meeting: <br /> $20,000 to M.L. Foster for providing permit support and assistance with sludge removal and <br /> maintenance planning at SMIC, and $11,225 to River& Sea Marine for a 19' aluminum boat with <br /> motor and trailer for sampling at the SMIC and Lowell Point Lagoons.Administration continued to <br /> meet with the Army Corps of Engineers and the state regarding Lowell Canyon and the tunnel. <br /> In Public Works, residents of Dairy Hill were hand delivered a timeline and what to expect <br /> with the upcoming drainage project. The anticipated completion date was May 28, 2014. If the <br /> weather held, street painting should be done soon. Staff attended a conference call with several <br /> members of State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation(DEC) and Loren Leman <br /> regarding the maintenance of both sewage lagoons and sludge removal. The city was working with <br /> M.L. Foster to develop a disposal plan that would be acceptable to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. <br /> Once the city was able to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the borough, DEC would <br /> likely grant the city $1.2 million loan for sludge removal and refurbishment of the lagoon. It <br /> appeared that between city monies,DEC Loans,appropriation of the monies from the governor and a <br /> contribution from the State Department of Corrections, the city would have up to $3.4 million for <br /> both lagoon projects. The sidewalk repairs were set to begin on May 13, 2014 and expected to be <br /> completed by May 30, 2014. <br /> In Parks and Recreation, the Pink Cheeks Triathlon had an excellent turnout and staff was <br /> preparing for more upcoming races. The Teen and Youth Center (TYC) and the Teen Rec Room <br /> were preparing and advertising for upcoming summer camps. In Maintenance&Campgrounds, all <br />