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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> February 9, 2015 Volume 39,Page 467 <br /> Laura Jean Hughes was a clinic supervisor at the Seward Community Health Center <br /> (SCHC) and followed up on Bardarson's comments. Hughes stated the SCHC would be able to <br /> provide vaccines for children and would contact the state to see what they could do if the Public <br /> Health Nurse Office was removed from Seward,but there were things the SCHC could not provide <br /> that the state was experienced in.She stated sexually transmitted diseases were taboo,and the Public <br /> Health Nurse Office was a more comfortable place for people to go to receive care.The city should <br /> be making sure to keep this office in Seward,at least in a minimal capacity. Hughes was not sure if <br /> the SCHC could assist with a lot of the state-run programs, and emphasized it would be hugely <br /> missed. <br /> Tim McDonald stated at the last meeting the City Manager alluded to the possibility of <br /> placing a cover over the Lowell Point Sewage Lagoon and that worried McDonald.Two months ago, <br /> a six-figure amount to repair the lagoon was being discussed. He assumed something like a dome <br /> would be costly.McDonald thought it was the wrong time and location for the sewage lagoon.The <br /> city had a vast history of flooding events and they shouldn't use Lowell Point as a location for <br /> sewage control.Instead of storing sewage in a deep lake,the city should be taking care of the sewage <br /> in real time. The money should be put forward to something new and not towards Band-Aids. <br /> PJ Hatfield-Bauer was new to Seward and was the new Program Manager at Seaview <br /> Community Services.The work she did was relied heavily on the Public Health Nurse's Office.This <br /> office was good at public education for the community. They kept up on the issues and also <br /> community health education and was one of Hatfield-Baurer's primary sources for referrals. There <br /> were lots of folks she saw whose income was really low and folks don't have a lot of resources to <br /> travel to. It was essential to have one place that had knowledge of all resources in town. It was <br /> important to the work she did and the families she served. <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br /> Motion (Terry/Keil) Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda <br /> Darling added an item under Other New Business:Discussion of the Downtown Decorative Lights. <br /> Bardarson added an item under Other New Business: Schedule a work session to discuss the policy <br /> on garbage collection. <br /> Bardarson requested the agenda item discussing the State of Alaska's Department of Transportation <br /> Building in Seward be postponed until March 23,2015. <br /> Motion Passed Unanimous <br /> The clerk read the following approved consent agenda items: <br /> Approval of the December 8, 2014 and the January 26, 2015 Regular City Council Meeting <br /> Minutes. <br />