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<br />City of Seward, Alaska Port and Commerce Advisory Board Minutes <br />Volume 3, page 357 <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER <br /> <br />The regular February 2, 2005 meeting of the Seward Port and Commerce <br />Advisory Board was called to order at 12:00 p.m. by Chair Altermatt <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG <br /> <br />Board Member Van Buskirk the pledge of allegiance to the flag <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />There were present: <br /> <br />Deborah Altermatt, presiding, and <br /> <br />Karl Van Buskirk <br />Andrew Hettinger <br />*Jerry Waliezer <br /> <br />D.J. Whitman <br />Melody Jordan <br /> <br />Absent Tom Tougas, Roger Mercer and Doug Lechner <br /> <br />*arrived at 12:02 and participated from that point <br /> <br />Comprising a quorum of the Board; and <br /> <br />Rick Gifford, Assistant City Manager <br />Scott Ransom, Harbormaster <br />Kari Atwood, P ACAB Secretary <br /> <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> <br />Council member Valdatta said the big topic at EDD is the urea plant that is <br />going to close in Kenai and he pointed out the effects of that would be felt here. He <br />reminded everyone that EDD has a web site for Peninsula businesses. He said he would <br />like to see a (product) branding for our fish over here. Jordan commented that <br />Resurrection Bay sockeyes are at the same time as the Copper River Brand and for some <br />reason especially on the West Coast, the Cooper River sockeyes are more popular. He <br />informed the board that Port MacKenzie had a chip ship in and soon they will have coal <br />and other products moving out of there. <br />