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<br />PAGE 183 <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING - JANUARY 16, 1984 <br /> <br />VOLUME 20 <br /> <br />C.ATTY: <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />Invoice from Hughes, Thorsness, Gantz, Powell & Brundin <br />for legal services rendered in November, 1983, totalling <br />$4,691, was approved for payment and riled; <br /> <br />2. <br /> <br />ABCB notirication of application ror renewal of liquor <br />licenses as riled by the Breeze Inn Hotel & Motel, <br />Thorne's Showcase Lounge, Yukon Liquor Store, Dreamland <br />Bowl, the American Legion Club Post 5, the Palace Saloon <br />& Hotel, and the Sourdough Room/Van Gilder Hotel, were <br />riled without objection; <br /> <br />ABCB: <br />(STATE LICENSING) <br /> <br />III ST.LICENSING: <br /> <br />3. <br /> <br />Applications ror permits ror Games of Skill & Chance as <br />filed by Sacred Heart Parish, Seward High School, Mara- <br />thon Homemakers, and Wes-Gen Auxiliary, were filed <br />without objection; and <br /> <br />CENSUS: <br /> <br />4. <br /> <br />December 23, 1983, letter from Department or Community & <br />Regional Afrairs setting the City's FY 84 population at <br />1828, was noted for information and filed. <br /> <br />VI. BOROUGH ASSEMBLY REPORT: <br /> <br />Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblyman Jonathan Sewall gave a <br />verbal report or the Assembly meeting of January 3, 1984. <br /> <br />VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS: <br /> <br />None <br /> <br />VIII. <br /> <br />CITIZENS' DISCUSSION: (With prior notice only) <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />ELEC.DEPT/ A. Prior to introducing the scheduled speaker ror a <br />~iscussion or funding alternatives ror the City's needed powerline <br />improvements, Garzini explained that the City's power problems were not <br />new and had not been caused by any sudden crisis; rather, Seward's <br />steady increase in rate or consumption coupled with an aging system had <br />brought about the current shortage of power. He added that, even with <br />State aid, solving the City's power problems would be expensive and <br />would mean increased electric rates. <br />Bill Toskey, Acres/Hanscomb, reviewed the Ebasco study <br />which had been approved by Council in November, and using visual aids <br />compared the City's present system with the proposed new system with <br />projections figured for high, medium and low growth. He noted that the <br />total cost of construction or the new system, including design and <br />administration, would be approximately $IS Million. Without State aid, <br />the City would have to bond the total amount, necessitating an initial <br />$O.OS per kwh increase in electric rates. With a SO percent grant from <br />the State, the City would have to bond $7.S Million and would need an <br />initial $0.025 per kwh rate increase. With proj ected high growth in <br />consumption, the City could hope to see a steady decrease in the charge <br />per kwh. (Toskey explained that the rate increases had been estimated <br />using a projected bond rate of 10 percent, an inflation rate or 0, and a <br />term of 30 years.) <br />Toskey noted that design or the system would be completed <br />within a couple or weeks, permitting would be complete by the second <br />week in March, and routing alternatives had been resolved throughout the <br />entire Right-or-Way. He added that he expected to begin construction <br />by the rirst or April with completion scheduled berore year's end. <br />Garzini stated that the City Charter requires the voters to approve <br />Revenue bonding; however, the City cannot initiate the election process <br />until it is known how much funding can be expected from the State. He <br />added that he would be coming to the Council soon to request <br />approximately $200,000 to begin right-or-way clearing. He further <br />stated that he would be going to Juneau soon to present the City's case <br />to the Legislature and to request a supplemental grant to aid in con- <br />struction. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />C OF C: <br /> <br />B. Dave Cich, Executive Director of the Seward Chamber of <br />Commerce, outlined for Council the Chamber's proposed FY 84 budget. He <br />noted that the Chamber had changed its riscal year to coincide with the <br />calendar year and had for the first time included the Salmon Derby <br />