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<br />L <br /> <br />L <br /> <br />L <br /> <br />City of Seward, Alaska <br />April 23, 2007 <br /> <br />City Council Minutes <br />Volume 37, Page 348 <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER <br /> <br />The April 23,2007 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:30 <br />p.m. by Mayor Vanta Shafer. <br /> <br />OPENING CEREMONY <br /> <br />Police Chief Tom Clemons led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />There were present: <br />Vanta Shafer presiding and <br />Willard Dunham <br />Bob Valdatta <br />Jean Bardarson <br /> <br />Linda Amberg <br />Robert Thomas <br /> <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> <br />Marvin Yoder, Interim City Manager <br />Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br />Johanna Dollerhide, Assistant City Clerk <br /> <br />ABSENT - Steve Schafer, excused <br /> <br />CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br />FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br /> <br />Allen Drake, from the Department of Transportation, gave a brief update on the Mile 0-8 <br />project. Drake announced DOT was back to finish the project. Electrical work should be completed <br />within the next three weeks, signage was going up, striping was planned for the following week, and <br />paving the final layer of the road was scheduled to start on May 7, 2007. Drake hoped to get <br />everything done by the first week of June. <br /> <br />Kerry Martin, spoke on the negotiation of the conveyance of Block 6 that was before the <br />council tonight. Martin felt this piece of property was valuable and wanted to see that negotiations <br />included something in return for the city. Martin pointed out the city had still not received all ofthe <br />municipal entitlement under the Statehood Act. He thought land on the comer of B Street and 5th <br />A venue, across from the state shop, the property recently acquired by the state for the bike path, and <br />a place for the boosters to put their school sign back up in the Clearview Subdivision, were all places <br />Martin hoped the city would consider during this conveyance negotiation. <br /> <br />Christy Terry, announced that after over 30 years of Little League, the league may be empty <br />of members this year. The association needed volunteers. Anyone interested could contact Terry <br />and she thanked all the past volunteers who helped make Little League successful thus far. <br />