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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> March 14, 2016 Volume 40, Page 31 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The March 14,2016 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 /> Lieutenant Doreen Valadez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Dave Squires <br /> Dale Butts Sue McClure <br /> Deborah Alterman <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Leila Kimbrell, City Attorney <br /> Absent—Ristine Casagranda <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Carol Griswold would appreciate council's consideration in correcting the February 22, <br /> 2016 meeting minutes regarding workplace bullying. She stated Resolution 2016-023 presented an <br /> important contract change to the City Manager's employment agreement that affected future budgets. <br /> She felt the proposed amendments were unclear and confusing. Griswold did not feel it was clearly <br /> stated that the proposed wage increase was already included in the budget. It should be clear this <br /> amendment raised his salary, including his severance pay. She stated the breakdown of costs was <br /> missing and thought council could consider postponing the resolution to allow for revision. She <br /> thanked the council for recognizing the City Manager was engaged in another business, but said <br /> allowing for it was a slippery slope. Griswold emphasized now was not the time for raises. <br /> Tim McDonald gave council an update as the city's representative on the Cook Inlet <br /> Aquaculture Association(CIAA). He stated Alaska Board of Fisheries Proposition 203,to expand <br /> emergency order authority to close sport fishing in special harvest areas if hatchery cost recovery <br /> goals could not be met,was denied unanimously.McDonald was asking for a discussion of a Seward <br /> salmon rehabilitation plan to be placed on an upcoming agenda to approve the first step which was <br /> the rehabilitation of Grouse Lake.He distributed council an article regarding Puget Sound fish being <br /> tainted from wastewater and was concerned with what the city might be putting into Resurrection <br />