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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br />Januar 10 200 Volume 36 Paze 96 <br />Call to order <br />The January 10, 2003 Special Meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br />12:00 p.m. by Vice -Mayor Stu Clark. <br />Opening ceremony <br />Chief Brossow led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />Roll call <br />There were present: <br />Stu Clark presiding, and <br />Margaret Branson Willard Dunham <br />Nathan Orr Vanta Shafer <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br />Kristin Erchinger, Acting City Manager <br />Absent Edgar Blatchford <br />Citizens' comments on any item not scheduled for public hearing. <br />Carla Goldsmith, 604 Third Avenue, expressed her concern as to why the Mayor hadn't <br />been participating. She wanted to know why this meeting was being held today as a Special City <br />Council meeting instead of Monday's Regular meeting. Goldsmith reminded Council that everyone <br />was interested in the hiring of the new City Manager and she favored the idea of an Interim Manager. <br />Iris Darling, 209 4` Avenue, stated rumors were flying. She voiced her concern that the <br />City Manager had already been hired without public input. She thought it would be best to hire a <br />Manager from the outside with no axes to grind that could get our budget together. <br />Dianne Dubuc, Slip E32 Small Boat Harbor, spoke in support for the referendum on <br />Ordinance 2002 -14. She stated most charter boat owners were for smolt enhancement, but would <br />like to see a more broad based community support on this issue, and money raised in a different <br />fashion. She noted sponsors of this petition for referendum had 135 signatures to turn in. <br />Approval of special meeting agenda <br />Motion (Shafer/Branson) <br />Approve the Special Meeting Agenda <br />Orr wanted to know why this meeting had to be held in executive session. He felt that if <br />personalities were not being discussed, and some council members had not seen the resumes yet, <br />