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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> June 8,2015 Volume 39, Page 548 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The June 8,2015 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. <br /> 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 Ristine Casagranda <br /> Christy Terry David Squires <br /> Iris Darling <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Will Earnhart, City Attorney <br /> Absent—Dale Butts <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Sharyl Seese thanked council for their letter of support for the volunteer hospice program in <br /> Seward.The group pursuing this,who was under Seaview Community Services,was awarded a grant <br /> to determine the feasibility of a volunteer hospice program. Seese invited the council to a meet and <br /> greet event Thursday at the museum to find out what this program was about. She thought a <br /> volunteer hospice program would help everyone in the area in a time of need. <br /> Tim McDonald spoke on the council meeting and pointed out this was a council meeting and <br /> it was the public's chance to see how the city was working. He looked up records, and it was the <br /> mayor's prerogative to point out a point of order.Administration was out of order at the last meeting <br /> for their comments in saying he was out of order. Comments like this didn't give a good impression <br /> of the relationship between the public and the administration.McDonald stated the public needed to <br /> trust the council and the administration and admonished administration for their comments last week. <br /> Richard Noren asked for a variance or exception to the city's garbage removal requirement <br /> policy. He had received a bill and didn't understand why he was being forced by the city to do <br /> business with a vendor. Noren paid taxes for the transfer station and used it. The city was forcing <br /> mass amounts of people to use a service he didn't think they should have to use. Things like wind <br /> and wild animals kept Noren from using the garbage pickup service and so he took his garbage to the <br />