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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> •February 23, 2015 Volume 39, Page 474 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The February 23, 2015 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br /> 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Jean Bardarson. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Lieutenant Doreen Valadez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Ristine Casagranda <br /> Christy Terry David Squires <br /> Iris Darling <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—Dale Butts <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Reene Audette had a conversation with Alaska Waste last week and found it to be troubling. <br /> She understood the code provisions on garbage collection, but didn't understand it to warrant the <br /> poor customer service she received. The cony ersation went unresolved and Audette didn't think <br /> Alaska Waste should have the right to talk to people inappropriately. <br /> Tim McDonald attended a recent Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association(CIAA)meeting as the <br /> City of Seward representative. There were 17 members present. The meeting included a memorial <br /> for former member John Efta, a report on brewed stock capture and fry stock bid, and budget <br /> matters. The budget for 2015 was$7,550,159. McDonald noted the Matanuska Susitna Valley was <br /> dealing with some invasive species problems with pike taking over other species. He added an <br /> individual spoke on the"bio-dry"system in Kodiak which eliminated putting fish waste in the water. <br /> McDonald ran out of time,and the City Council allowed him to speak for a minute and <br /> a half more. <br /> 111 McDonald continued on that this bio-drive system sounded like a better practice than what <br /> most canneries were doing, by pumping their matter into the water. The association passed a new <br /> policy reducing the amount of chemicals in raising smolt. CIAA was running four hatcheries on the <br />