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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br />October 22, 2007 Volume 37, Page 436 <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />The October 22, 2007 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:30 <br />p.m. by Vice Mayor Willard Dunham. <br />OPENING CEREMONY <br />Police Chief Tom Clemons led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />Vice Mayor Dunham suspended the rules to acknowledge the birthday of Seward's oldest <br />resident, Pat Williams, who turned 98 on October 21, 2007. <br />Newly elected officials Clark Corbridge, Tom Smith, Bob Valdatta and Betsy Kellar were <br />sworn in by City Clerk Jean Lewis. <br />ROLL CALL <br />There were present: <br />Clark Corbridge presiding and <br />Willard Dunham <br />Bob Valdatta Tom Smith <br />Jean Bardarson Betsy Kellar <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Phillip Oates, City Manager <br />Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br />Johanna Dollerhide, Assistant City Clerk <br />ABSENT -Linda Amberg <br />CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br />FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br />John French spoke as an applicant to the Historic Preservation Commission and asked for <br />the council's support. <br />Sue McClure spoke on her request to be a Seward Planning and Zoning Commissioner. She <br />now lived within the city limits and hoped to participate on the commission. <br />Sandie Roach spoke to the council as a representative for the school, as a bus driver, and <br />addressed a speed limit inconsistency between DOT and the City of Seward in school zones, <br />specifically by Hemlock. She hoped council would appoint someone to speak with a DOT <br />representative. <br />