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<br />REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 8, 1973
<br />Item 1 - The Regular Meeting of the Common Council of the City of Seward,
<br />Alaska, for January 8, 1973, was called to Order by Mayor Richardson at
<br />8:01 P. M.
<br />Item 2 - The Opening Ceremony was led by Clmr. McCloud.
<br />Item 3 - Roll was called and those present were Mayor Richardson, Clmrs.
<br />McCloud, Hulm, Vincent, Hill and McAnerney, Clmr. Crisp was absent.
<br />Item 4 - A correction in the Minutes of the December 11, 1972, meeting
<br />was noted. In Item 10, Page 101, delete "Ordinance 70-20" and insert
<br />"Ordinance 72-20". Clmr. Hulm, seconded by Clmr. McAnerney, moved to
<br />approve the Minutes as corrected. Passed unanimously.
<br />Item 5 - City Manager's Report: 1. The City Manager reported that James
<br />Doogan of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Edward J. Reasor, Attorney,
<br />and Robert Chappel, Flamingo, Inc., were present. ~~. Doogan explained
<br />the role of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the procedural re-
<br />quirements involved in handling local objection to the re-issuance of
<br />liquor licenses. Edward J. Reasor, representing Robert Chappel, Flamingo,
<br />Inc., spoke in regards to the action till(en by the City Council on December
<br />11, 1972, protesting the issuance of a license to the Flamingo, pointed
<br />out what he felt were essential facts of the probleITI and noted his request
<br />that the letter protesting the issuance of the liquor license be reduced
<br />to a strong letter of censure. Council discussion followed. Clmr.
<br />McAnerney, seconded by Clmr. McCloud, moved to rescind previous action pro-
<br />testing issuance of the Flamingo, Inc., liquor license and to issue a letter of
<br />censure. Motion passed with Clmr. Hulm dissenting. 2. The City Manag-er
<br />reported that the Jesse Lee Bid Opening would be held one week from today,
<br />that a work session was scheduled for Monday, Januar'y 15th, at 7:30 P.M.,
<br />that it had been reported that the Federal Communication Comnission had
<br />approved the television translator license. 3. The City Manager requested
<br />Council concurrence with the proposed withdrawal of the City's deoosit
<br />funds, if necessary, in order to gain an improved interest rate. Clmr.
<br />McCloud, seconded by Clmr. McAnerney, moved to concur with the City Manager's
<br />request. Passed unanimously.
<br />Item 6 - Communications: 1. Letter dated December 20, 1972, from the
<br />North America Development Corporation proposing to lease and operate portions
<br />of the Harbor area parking lots for use as a camper park. Signed W. E.
<br />Shoemaker, President. Council had no objection to proceeding with the
<br />preparation of lease and contract docwnents. 2. Petition from residents
<br />outside the City limits requesting a review of Ordinance 324, Rates for
<br />Electric Service, and questioning the application of an additional $2.00
<br />charge to some but not all users. (An administrative report will be prepared
<br />prior to the next meeting). 3. Letter dated 1/5/7~: from the Secretary of
<br />the Treasury transmitting a Federal Revenue Sharing check in the amount of
<br />$15,923.00 for the City's share for the second half of 1972. Signed Edward
<br />A. Fox "Director , Office of Revenue Sharing. 4. Letter dated 12/5/72 from State
<br />Department of Highways reporting that the City's share of Local Service
<br />Roads and Trails money is now $27,919.00. 5. Permit dated 1/3/73 from
<br />State Department of Fish and Game to possess and export four moose.
<br />Signed Jarr,es W. Brooks.
<br />Item 7 - Citizens' Discussion and Public Hearings: 1. Mr. Joe Carter, Seward
<br />Jaycees, presented a plan to the City Council for the use of City owned
<br />lots 35, 36, and 37; Block 10; Original Townsite for use as a tot lot play-
<br />ground sponsored by the Jaycee Organization. Clmr. McCloud, seconded by
<br />Clmr. Vincent, moved to approve the Jaycee preliminary tot lot plan. Passed
<br />Item 8 - Council Disucssion: 1. Clmr. McAnerney asked to be excussed from
<br />the next regular City Council meeting. No objection. 2. Clmr. Vincent noted
<br />that the Judicial Hearings were scheduled for Anchorage on January 19th
<br />and suggested a representative from Council be sent to the Hearings. Clmr.
<br />Hulm was nominated and accepted the responsibility. 3. Clmr. Hulm noted
<br />that he was in favor of stopping non-licensed electrical work in the City.
<br />Resolutions, Ordinances and other Action items: 1. Resolution
<br />a Resolution approving the Option to Purchase Real Property re-