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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> July 13, 2015 Volume 39, Page 568 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The July 13, 2015 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 <br /> p.m. by Mayor Jean Bardarson. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> City Manager Jim Hunt led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Ristine Casagranda* David Squires <br /> Marianna Keil Iris Darling <br /> *Council Member Casagranda arrived at 7:08 p.m. <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Brenda Ballou, Deputy City Clerk <br /> Absent—Terry, Butts <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Tim McDonald had comments about the leases that had been coming before council lately. <br /> He was concerned about the 99 year lease for Alaska Logistics, particularly because the previous <br /> lease was for five years,which he said was a big jump,and there were no performance requirements <br /> included in the new lease to ensure improvements.He thought the rent on that lease was inadequate <br /> and should be evaluated every five years to adjust the rate.McDonald was concerned that this lease <br /> would be transferred at some time in the future and the city would not be in a position to benefit <br /> from it. <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br /> Motion (Keil/Darling) Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda <br /> Keil added an Other New Business Item, Discussion on Abatement. <br /> Darling added an Other New Business Item, Discussion on Budget Work Session. <br /> Motion Passed Unanimous <br />