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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> March 23, 2015 Volume 39, Page 489 <br /> Orson Smith introduced himself to council for consideration tonight to be the city's <br /> representative on the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council(PWSRCAC).He <br /> first came to Alaska in 1973 and moved to Seward about ten years ago as his retirement community. <br /> He retired from the University of Alaska Anchorage last May and had only been a full time Seward <br /> resident for about a year now. He had been an engineer for the United States Army Corps of <br /> Engineers, working on the planning and design for harbors, and noted coastal engineering was his <br /> specialty. Smith then went to the University to teach civil engineering on port and coastal <br /> engineering where he became involved with the RWSRCAC. He stated he would be honored to <br /> represent Seward on this council and would be careful to seek council's guidance and represent their <br /> concerns and wishes. <br /> Susan Lang, a resident of Lowell Point and manager of the Silver Derby Campground and <br /> RV park, stated residents were affected by the odors from the lagoon. Those in her campground <br /> smelled the odors constantly and urged the council to make sure the dredging began at Lowell Point <br /> first. It was the city's lagoon and the city's responsibility to take care of this. Lang wanted to know <br /> who was going to be on site to tell her guests to please be patient and understanding. <br /> John French asked for consideration to the city seat on the Prince William Sound Regional <br /> Citizens' Advisory Council. He thought it was important to realize that although the name of the <br /> entity was Prince William Sound, it covered the whole area affected by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill <br /> which included waters outside of Resurrection Bay. His letter of application was before them in <br /> tonight's packet. French felt he was well qualified for the position. He had lived in Alaska for the <br /> last 34 years and worked for the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean <br /> Sciences. He had previously served on this seat for a ten year period and was asked if he would be <br /> willing to come back to the board, so he was before them tonight because he was willing. French <br /> stated it was important to have the right body of knowledge on the board. <br /> Wolf Kurtz thanked council members Terry and Keil for bringing forward Resolution 2015- <br /> 022 on tonight's agenda. He invited the public to the open house for the Seward Public Radio <br /> station. It would take place at the Seward Chamber of Commerce on March 25, 2015. Kurtz noted <br /> they hoped to be on air by April. <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br /> Motion (Keil/Casagranda) Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda <br /> With no objection from council,Council Member Terry added Resolutions 2015-021,2015-022,and <br /> 2015-024 to the consent agenda. <br /> With no objection from council,Council Member Darling added Resolution 2015-025 to the consent <br /> agenda. <br /> With consent of the council, Long added item under other new business to send a letter of support <br /> from the Mayor to the Governor's Office and the Alaska Legislature in support of the confirmation <br /> of Robert Ruffner to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. <br />