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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> March 9, 2015 Volume 39, Page 487 <br /> they were seeking volunteers to work on this website. The committee intended to come back to <br /> council at a future date to ask for funding and support for an ice rink. In addition to these action <br /> teams, the recreation committee had spent several meetings providing input on the Parks and <br /> Recreation Master Plan. They were also inquiring about extending the public hours at AVTEC and <br /> possibly allowing public use of their student fitness room. Tuck thanked the council for the <br /> opportunity to serve on the Seward Recreation Committee. <br /> Tim McDonald took a tour of the RN Sikuliaq and found it to be a great tour.The amazing <br /> thing about the vessel was the cutting edge technology.He asked if they could scan the bay to show <br /> mapping of the earthquake damage. The Sikuliaq had ground penetrating radar, which might be <br /> helpful for developing the Seward Marine Industrial Center(SMIC). McDonald suggested the city <br /> provide a baseline environmental assessment for Resurrection Bay.He hoped the city would work to <br /> have the best city possible with new environmental practices like the bio-drying process he <br /> mentioned in a previous council meeting. <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br /> Motion (Keil/Casagranda) Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda <br /> The following items were added under"Other New Business": <br /> Schedule a Work Session with Providence and the Seward Community Health Center to <br /> discuss grant possibilities. <br /> Direct staff to send a letter of support for a volunteer community hospice program. <br /> Discussion on council travel to Washington, D.C. in April. <br /> Motion Passed Unanimous <br /> The clerk read the following approved consent agenda items: <br /> Approval of the February 23,2015 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes. <br /> SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> Proclamations & Awards -None <br /> Borough Assembly Report. Sue McClure reported the assembly had a long meeting on <br /> February 24, 2015 where they heard many hours of public testimony on a proposed ordinance to <br /> prohibit commercial cultivation of marijuana outside of city limits in the borough. The ordinance <br /> was ultimately defeated.McClure stated many had concerns with making policy before the state was <br /> finished making their laws on recreational marijuana use and cultivation.A resolution would soon be <br /> coming to the assembly to join a task force with other communities in the borough regarding <br /> marijuana legalization. McClure expended much testimony at their upcoming March 17, 2015 <br /> meeting over repealing the seasonal sales tax exemption on non-prepared foods in the borough.The <br />