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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> October 12, 2015 Volume 39,Page 525 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The October 12,2015 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 <br /> p.m. by Mayor Jean Bardarson. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Police Chief Tom Clemons 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 /> David Squires Dale Butts <br /> Iris Darling <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Ron Long,Assistant City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—Christy Terry <br /> CITIZEN.COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING • <br /> Orson Smith,city representative on the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory <br /> Council (PWSRCAC), noted since his last council report the PWSRCAC had a quarterly meeting <br /> where they greeted new members from Seldovia, Whittier, and the Chenega Corporation. The <br /> advisory council approved several projects for 2016,including an expansion of weather modeling,a <br /> study of harbors and refuge in the sound,and the purchase and deployment of a commercially viable <br /> weather buoy on the tanker route that also had response capabilities.He also recently participated in <br /> an oil spill drill held by BP. <br /> Tim McDonald spoke on the city utility policy. Council recently passed a clarification of the <br /> garbage collection statute, and McDonald wondered what happened to the American ideal of"you <br /> get what you pay for".Butts called a point of order on this comment and noted this item was up for <br /> public hearing this evening, which had its own comment period. McDonald continued, stating he <br /> believed the city was behind on the maintenance of their utilities. Staff had time to research <br /> alternative plans to remedy the sewage lagoon repairs at Lowell Point before it became such a <br /> problem. He noted sewage waste could be considered a resource to the city. The city needed new <br /> technology and new thinking. <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br />