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<br />City of Seward. Alaska <br />June 25. 2007 <br /> <br />City Council Minutes <br />Volume 37. Page372 <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />The June 25, 2007 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:30 <br />p.m. by Mayor Vanta Shafer. <br /> <br />OPENING CEREMONY <br /> <br />Police Chief Tom Clemons led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />There were present: <br />Vanta Shafer presiding and <br />Willard Dunham <br />Bob Valdatta <br />Jean Bardarson <br /> <br />Linda Amberg <br />Steve Schafer <br />Robert Thomas <br /> <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> <br />.... <br /> <br />Phillip Oates, City Manager <br />Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br />Cheryl Brooking, City Attorney <br />Rob Johnson, City Attorney <br /> <br />ABSENT - None <br /> <br />CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br />FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br /> <br />Theresa Butts, spoke in favor of a Lowell Creek hydro design project. Estimated cost would <br />be 9.6 cents a kilowatt over the next four years. She said once built, this facility would be free, <br />excluding any maintenance costs. Butts thought this could generate 20% of the city's power and <br />save money right away. She thought the city was paying 12 cents a kilowatt hour now. Butts stated <br />the WWEC expected to double by 2030, and the commodity index project natural gas prices to <br />increase 50% by 2012. <br /> <br />Kerry Martin, spoke in favor of the ordinance to rezone the property for the new <br />Library/Museum and would be free to answer any questions. <br /> <br />Dale Hoogland, explained his son Travis was an exchange student with Japan last year and <br />was invited back for a 6-month period. The City of Obihiro and the Resurrection Bay Lions Club <br />were willing to have a direct exchange and created a spot for him. Hoogland asked the City for a <br />letter of support for this exchange. <br /> <br />- <br />