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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br />January 10, 2005 Volume 36 Pakc530 <br />Call to order <br />The January 10, 2005, regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:30 <br />p.m. by Mayor Vanta Shafer. <br />Opening ceremony <br />Police Chief Clemons led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />Roll call <br />There were present: <br />Vanta Shafer presiding and <br />Willard Dunham Bob Valdatta <br />Kevin Clark Linda Amberg <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Phil Shealy, City Manager <br />Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br />Johanna Dollerhide, Assistant City Clerk <br />Cheryl Brooking, City Attorney <br />Absent -Margaret Branson and Dorene Lorenz <br />Special orders, presentations and reports <br />Proclamations and Awards <br />Polar Bear Plunge presentation. <br />Certificate of appreciation and glass plaque for Loyd Welch, city employee retiring <br />after 30 years of service. <br />Borough Assembly Report. Borough Assembly Representative Ron Long stated the <br />Assembly met on the 4th of January. Agenda items included finishing the State priorities book. <br />Borough wide priorities included Cook Inlet Development Safety Funding, Cook Inlet Salmon <br />Branding Westside Development, and added the School Arsenic Compliance and Emergency <br />Response Equipment. The Borough postponed the appropriation of a 2.5 million grant for au <br />emergency response center. Long announced the Borough would introduce the budget during the <br />second week in April. During the land use regulation work session, there was discussion of options <br />of how to handle incompatible uses of gravel pits, halfway houses, mobile home parks, and flood <br />plains. Long stated this was the first of several meetings regarding that matter. <br />In response to questions by council members, Long agreed people not placing house numbers <br />on their homes made it difficult to find them and was a problem. He stated a plan was in the making <br />