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Cit}- nJ'Seward, ATaska <br />Mny _76 ?p(~ City Cornrril Mirurfes~ <br />Volxnte 38, Pa ~e 83 <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />"1'he May 26, 2009 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 <br />p.m. by Mayor Clark Corbridge. <br />OPENING CEREMONY <br />Police Lieutenant F3utch Tiner ]ed the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />ROLL CALL <br />There were present: <br />Clark Corbridge presiding and Betsy Kellar <br />Willard Dunham Jcan Bardarson <br />Marianna Kcil <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Phillip Oates, City Manager <br />Johanna Dollerhide, Acting City Clerk <br />ASSENT-Tom Smith, Bob Valdatta <br />CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT 'THOSE [TF,MS SCHEDULED <br />FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br />Warren Huss, spoke in support of fluoride in the city wafer. Huss gave a history of fluoride <br />and the benefits of placing it in water systems. He noted 65 years of peer reviewed studies showed <br />this was a viable, legitimate practice. <br />Michael Moriarty, a local dentist in Seward, also spoke in support of fluoride in city water. <br />It was not an industrial waste as some were to believe. Moriarty gave several medical and scientific <br />facts of the benefit of I7uoride to prevent tooth decay. if fluoride was used daily, tooth care would be <br />improved greatly. <br />Bill Tudor, a registered dental hygienist, also spoke in support of fluoridation of city water. <br />Tudor noted tooth decay was 100% preventable. Daily fluoridation could greatly reduce tooth decay <br />and other tooth diseases. Everyone young and old benefited from fluoride. <br />Michelle Hensel, a board certified doctor, spoke in support of fluoride and oral health for <br />Seward's community. The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence had proven the safety of <br />fluoridation for dental health. Seward had a significant portion of children who had medical needs, <br />and stated fluoridation could help this problem. <br />Dave Hamner, thanked council for the opportunity to discuss the fluoridation issue. As a <br />resident with young children, health was an important issue. The issue of Iuoride was something not <br />