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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> June 22, 2015 Volume 39, Page 558 <br /> Terry added re-scheduling the work session to review the 2014 audit under Other New Business <br /> Items. <br /> Terry added discussing the June 29, 2015 Work Session on the city's policy on nominating public <br /> property for disposal or acceptance under Other New Business Items. <br /> Terry added a City Attorney's Report under Special Orders, Presentations and Reports. <br /> Motion Passed Unanimous <br /> The clerk read the following approved consent agenda items: <br /> Resolution 2015-059,Accepting Grant Funds In The Amount Of$50,000.00 From The Kenai <br /> Peninsula Borough For The Update Of The Seward Comprehensive Plan And Appropriating <br /> Funds. <br /> Approval of the May 26,2015 and June 8,2015 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes. <br /> SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> Proclamations & Awards <br /> • <br /> Presenting RN Sikuliaq with gift from the City of Seward. <br /> Chamber of Commerce Report. Cindy Clock reported the Halibut Tournament was <br /> gaining momentum and today a 291 pound halibut was caught and took the lead.There were still 40 <br /> tagged halibut out there and no tagged fish had been brought in yet. The vendor spaces were almost <br /> all booked for the Fourth of July Festival. As of today,the State Fire Marshal was planning to allow <br /> permitted fireworks shows despite the statewide ban on the sale and discharge of fireworks due to the <br /> many wildfires occurring throughout Alaska. This year, Seward would celebrate the 100 year <br /> anniversary of the Mount Marathon Race. To make it more exciting, another race up Mount <br /> Marathon would be occur on July 5, 2015 as part of Expedition Alaska's 400 mile adventure race. <br /> Clock stated the Chamber of Commerce continued to work with the city in economic development <br /> efforts. The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District published the 2015 Situations and <br /> Prospects book, which contained good information and could be found on their website. The <br /> chamber's remodel project was finished. It improved the chamber's curb appeal and it had been a <br /> wonderful project done locally. Clock stated it had been fantastic to work with Harmon <br /> Construction. <br /> City Manager's Report. Kris Erchinger said one purchase order between $10,000 and <br /> $50,000 had been issued and approved by the City Manager since the last council meeting, which <br /> was$30,000 to Harmon Construction for the repair and replacement of sidewalks in the downtown <br /> area. Erchinger stated administration had been actively participating in discussions with the State of <br /> Alaska regarding the community jail contracts. Seward was facing a 45% cut in funding which <br /> equated to approximately $287,000. Erchinger said the city would have to cut about $195,000 if <br /> these budget cuts moved forward as planned. <br />