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Ci(r u/Sewurrl, .Alarkn Ci(v Gxuuil:Lfinutec <br />Dvccmhvr /0. ?pp7 4iilume 37 Pn£e 47/ <br />C:~LL TO ORDER <br />.. The December 10, 2007 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br />7:30 p.m. by R4ayor Clark Corbridge. <br />OPEI\IVG CE.RF.)•1O~I1' <br />T.ieutenant Butch 'l'iner led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />KULL, CALL. <br />There were present: <br />Clark Corhridge presiding and <br />«'illard Dunham Linda Ambcrg <br />Bob Valdatta Tom Smith <br />Betsy Kellar <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Phillip Oates, City Manager <br />Jean Lewis, Cily Clerk <br />ABSEI\"I' - Jcam Bardarsott <br />Cl'1'IZE~S' CUMI`IEN"f5 OI\ AI\1' SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br />N'OK PUBLIC HN;.4Hll\G <br />T1an Seavey, highlighted some events for the 100°i birthday of the fditarod National Historic. <br />Trail which would showcase itselfon Febnrary 2 and 3, 2008 in Seward as Iditarod Days. Seward is <br />the first mi le of the Iditarod Trail and he thought it was important to get involved artd asked for some <br />financial city support. On this date, the Iditarod Trail began when Col. Walter Goodwin took the <br />first step and conducted the Iditarod trail survey. <br />Pierre the Bear, appeared and through his interpreter Karin Sturdy, invited everyone to the <br />Ilarlem Ambassadors basketball show. She notified there were still openings for players and tickets <br />were on sale and available now. She suppor[ed the council resolution that offered community <br />outreach and support for the three "Stay in School, Stay off Drugs" school assemblies. <br />Jennifer [teadtke, spoke in support of Seward becoming the mural capital of Alaska. She <br />mcnlionud that the society began in 1998 as an experiment to paint murals and it became a strong <br />group of art enthusiasts. Hcadtkc thartkcd Pat Williams for inspiring lhu thought of paintin~~ murals <br />years ago with her aviator story, and also thanked the ciq for their support of the mural paintings. <br />which promoted cultural tourism for the connnunity <br />