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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> October 26,2015 Volume 39, Page 534 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The October 26,2015 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 /> Lieutenant Doreen Valadez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> SWEAR IN NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS <br /> City Clerk Johanna Kinney swore in newly elected Council Members Mayor Jean <br /> Bardarson,Sue McClure,and Deborah Altermatt. (David Squires was sworn in on October 20, 2015) <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Dale Butts <br /> Sue McClure Deborah Altermatt <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Eric Wohlforth, City Attorney <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—Ristine Casagranda, David Squires <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Fire Chief Eddie Athey noted the City of Seward was the first tsunami ready community in <br /> the state of Alaska and noted it was not a small feat.There was a lot of public outreach and education <br /> to obtain this designation.Athey introduced Cindi Preller of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric <br /> Administration(NOAA) and National Tsunami Warning Center to speak further on this matter. <br /> Cindi Preller stated she was Program Manager for the Alaska Region of NOAA. She stated <br /> there were some recent changes with the Tsunami Ready program and she was in Seward today <br /> conducting tsunami awareness courses and would also be visiting the schools and museum tomorrow <br /> to promote these new changes. There were two new members on her team — new Warning <br /> Coordination Meteorologist, Louise Fode, and new Tsunami Coordinator Manager for Alaska <br /> Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Management, Dan Beringer. Both introduced <br /> themselves to the council and stated they looked forward to working together. <br />