Laserfiche WebLink
City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> August 8,2016 Volume 40, Page 91 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The August 8,2016 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 /> Police Chief Tom Clemons led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Ristine Casagranda <br /> Deborah Alterman Sue McClure <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Brenda Ballou, Acting City Clerk <br /> Absent—Butts, Squires <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Bardarson admonished the public to deliver their comments in a constructive and positive <br /> fashion, and warned that she would gavel anyone who became disorderly. <br /> Devin Putney wanted to speak about the AVTEC gym closure. The AVTEC gym helped <br /> local people get through the winter and rainy days,and the open gym time had been priceless for his <br /> family. He asked council to look at the situation and try to find a way to reinstate access. When <br /> speaking with people at AVTEC,he was told the rent increase had not doubled as was the message. <br /> he had gotten from the city. <br /> Luther Freeman was disappointed in the AVTEC gym closure. He said using the gym <br /> helped him get through the winter.He thought the people who lived in Seward year round should be <br /> a priority.There was no replacement for the AVTEC gym and what they offered.For small children <br /> and elders,the gym was a safe place to get exercise.He hoped council would consider getting it open <br /> again. <br /> Tim McDonald thought Seward was not prepared for growth. The streets were in terrible <br /> condition;he still thought cement streets could be a solution. He thought the Lowell Point Sewage <br /> Lagoon was just a raw sewage settling place before the raw sewage got dumped into Resurrection <br /> Bay. He thought the whole country was changing and people were getting a raw deal. <br />