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<br />January 17, 19S'}
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<br />-'----II-~u~ha-rd ~eported ~n a check of, the petitions with the tax roll and the registra-
<br />,tion book, said i do not appear on the tax roll a"d only 17 were registered voters.'
<br />:!Clm. Anthony asked what is required to sign a petition and the City Attorney said
<br />:1 it is just a matter of policy. 31. of signers on petition considered too small a
<br />:Inumber of the registered voters but if it had been signed by more it would be
<br />'necessary to act on it. Mr. Gene Lanier sPQke saying that 312300 a year is too
<br />;much to pay the City Manager here and spoke further quoting from the various
<br />'audits of the city regarding the personal and real property receipts and the
<br />expendituresduring the years 1951 to 1954 , also suggested that the discussion on
<br />'the street be straightened out. Financial retiew was presented at this time for
<br />the month of December. Clm. Petrovich recomnended that anier llIil1::e reports for the
<br />Council as already prepared and table the matter until a'later date. Mr. Trevethan
<br />presented petitions as a vote of confidence in behalf of the Chamber of COIlllleiFOe
<br />if they would care to see them otherwise would continue obtaining si~atures and
<br />present at the next meeting, then spoke about hydro electric. !here followed a
<br />discussion on finances, powers of the Utility Board and amendment to the City
<br />'Manager ordinance.
<br />Disney reported on complaint. about the new oog pound and Mr. West spoke abwt the
<br />coasing of dogs off private property and Clm. Petrovich recolllllended the use of extreme
<br />'caution and to be in the clear in every case. There was considerable discussion
<br />!about the picking up of dogs in the city and the salary paid to the poundmaster.
<br />;!Clm. West moved that another 3100 be appropriated for the poundmaster and he to have
<br />lithe pound cleared of dogs by the expiration of that time. Second by Clm. Blair.
<br />!'All in favor motion CIlrried.
<br />,Mr. Fortier of Civil Defense was present and showed movies on the hydrogen bomb and
<br />,:fall out. He spoke about the moving of equir.ment to Seward to stock pile asking the
<br />:city to support warehousing and cost of moving the equipment. Mr. Kirkpatrick is
<br />i:the new director at Seward and Mayor Painter said the City will work with Mr.
<br />:~a~kpatrick on the project.
<br />'Mr. O'H ara reported on the names to be strl cken from the tax roll that had been
<br />;presented twice before, the names were read by the Clerk and discussed by the Council.
<br />Clm. Blair moved to strike the names presented. from the tax roll a SWI\ of 3939.60
<br />'in personal taxes. Second by Clm. Hodson. Motion carried unanimously.
<br />;,Ordinance No. 252 An Ordinance of the City of Seward, Ala ska regulating water dh-
<br />1l:ribution and service and providing for the manner in which water rates be Estab-
<br />!;1ished, was read for t he second time and discussed.
<br />iPrdinance No. 253, An Ordinance of the City of Seward, Alaska, calling a special
<br />,~lection for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the city a
<br />:proposition of whether or not the city should issue its electric utility revenue
<br />bonds in the principal sum of not exceed $3,500,000 for the purpose of providing
<br />'funds'to acquire, construct and install certain improvements to the electric utility
<br />system Of the city. Said ordinance was discussed and Clm. Ttlest stated that he did
<br />not want to accept the ordinance under- suspension of the rules and Clm. Petrovich
<br />said he wanted to go on record as needing an engineer for an opinion on these projects.
<br />'There was discussion on the interest rate of 61. and the 5000 killowatts which con-
<br />flic:8d with the report by Mr. Harstad. There was considerable further discussion
<br />land Mayor Painter said if the project is not sold to the Council he would not let
<br />',it go to the vote of the prople. The ordinance and further discussion was tabled.
<br />Clm~'AritHony'~yed6tQ tllblechbe ordinance until the special meeting to be held
<br />Wednesday January 19th. Second by Clm. West. Motion CIlrried unanimously.
<br />~e bill. were read.ACS, $48.55, AutomotiTe Parts, $78.15, Andy's Oil DeliTery,$18l.64
<br />from Capital ImproVlll8ent Fund, $665.76, Ala sn Telephone Corporation, $40. eo, Ballou
<br />& Wright, 39.97, Bay City Motors, $65.80, Commercial Stationers, $19.95, Durant's
<br />~15.94, Win Ervin Mot.r., $32.54, N.C. Co., $9.12, Paulsteiner's, $16.00, Ray's Oil
<br />Service, $223.36, Seward, Hardware, $10.65, Seward Plbg. & Htg. $203.93, Beware
<br />~aport Record, $22.61, Seward Machin~ Shop, $232.81, Seward Trading Co., 316.40,
<br />seward Water System, $425.00, Seward ~lectric System, $688.50, Seward, Builder's
<br />Supply, $175.27, Standard Oil Co., $349.47, Aron Ericson, $4.00, Craig Taylor Equip-
<br />~nt & Supply, $250.41, Pat Williams, $270.00, Werner's Market, $128.20, Yukon
<br />tquipment, 3148.48, Petty Cash, 37J10, Dorothy Tyner Walters, $113.47, International
<br />City Manager'. A..~eiation, $40.00, Odom Co., 339.13. Clm. Hodson maTed that the
<br />! bills, with the exception of Alaska Engineering Association, be paid. Second by
<br />Clm.Blair. Motion carried.
<br />The City "'anager recommended to the Council that the City Manager ordinan.e be
<br />broadened to include the utilities be operated my:1the City Manager under the direction
<br />land control of the Utility Board and rather than have all the City Manager'. salary
<br />. paid from general fund 8\DIII ClOuld be paid from the utilities from time to time. The
<br />matter was discussed and no action taken, other than to refer to the City attorney
<br />, for her consideration.