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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> January 26,2015 Volume 39,Page <br /> Resolution 2015-006, Determining It Is In The Public's Best Interest To Waive The <br /> Competitive Bid Process Requirements And Approving A Sole Source Purchase With L. N. <br /> Curtis & Sons In An Amount Not To Exceed $65,461.90 For The Purchase Of Interoperable <br /> Extrication Equipment For The Seward Fire Department And Moose Pass Fire&EMS,And <br /> Appropriating Funds. <br /> Resolution 2015-008, Requesting A $50,000 Grant From The Kenai Peninsula Borough To <br /> Update The City Of Seward's Comprehensive Plan. <br /> Resolution 2015-009, Adopting An Alternative Allocation Method For The FY2015 Shared <br /> Fisheries Business Tax Program, And Certifying That This Allocation Method Fairly <br /> Represents The Distribution Of Significant Effects Of Fisheries Business Activity In The Cook <br /> Inlet Fisheries Management Area. <br /> Resolution 2015-010,Retroactively Amending The 2014 Budget To Record Expenditures Of <br /> $969,955.36 Paid By The State Of Alaska On Behalf Of The City Toward The City's Public <br /> Employees Retirement System Liability For The Period July Through December, <br /> 2014.Appoint Maureen Sheehan to the Seward Recreation Committee. <br /> SPECIAL ORDERS,PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> Proclamations & Awards <br /> Chamber of Commerce Report. Cindy Clock reported she had not been before council <br /> since October, 2014. Clock introduced the chamber's new public relations coordinator Kari <br /> McKahan. McKahan stated she looked forward to working with council and the community and <br /> announced the chamber's Community Awards Night was February 13,2015. Clock said McKahan <br /> brought 17 years of public relations and event planning to Seward. Clock welcomed new chamber <br /> Board Director Shelly Shank and thanked outgoing director Allen King for his many years of <br /> volunteerism. She announced the executive officers remained the same from last year; Deborah <br /> Altermatt as President, Susie Urbach as Vice President, and Melissa Schutter as the <br /> Secretary/Treasurer. Clock attended a winter institute for Chamber Executives and found it very <br /> relevant. She handed out the chamber's 2015 draft budget. Clock announced the much anticipated <br /> improved Community Calendar would make its debut February 2, 2015. <br /> City Manager's Report.Jim Hunt said the following purchase orders between$10,000 and <br /> $50,000 were approved since the last council meeting:Public Works for Metco$21,633 for clearing <br /> and grubbing an access road to the North Seward Water Storage Tank and Pumping facility site;and <br /> Public Works for Metco$25,000 for clearing and grubbing the site of the new North Seward Water <br /> Storage Tank and Pumping Facility. <br /> The Electric Department was continuing to examine possible solutions for the downtown <br /> decorative lights.The bulbs and ballasts were not the only problems with these lights;the hardware <br /> was corroding, rusting and seizing, making it difficult to work on the lights. In the Harbor <br /> Department,an optional meeting for potential bidders on the North East fish cleaning station project <br /> was scheduled for February 3, 2015. The 30th Annual Polar Bear Jump Off was a huge success. <br />