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Cite of Seu~ar~l, Alaska City Council r~frnutes <br />Jerre 1, ?009 Voheure ?~, page 91 <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />The June ] , 2009 special meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. <br />by Mayor Clark Corbridge. <br />OPENING CEREMONY <br />City Manager Phillip Oates led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />ROI,I, CALL <br />There were present: <br />Clark Corbridge presiding and <br />.lean Bardarson <br />Marianna Keil <br />Tom Smith <br />Willard Dunham <br />Bob Valdatta <br />Betsy Kellar <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Phillip Oates, City Manager <br />Jcan Lewis, City Clcrk <br />Cheryl Brooking, Cily Attorney <br />Clyde Hutchins, City Attorney <br />Kari Anderson, Harbormaster <br />Jim Lewis, Deputy Harbormaster <br />ABSENT -None <br />CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br />FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br />By unanimous consent, the rules were suspended to allow D.J. Whitman to speak for 15 <br />minutes. <br />DJ Whitman, stated there were misconceptions about the shape of the shiplift. He read a <br />1994 document that stated areas were corroded. Seward Ships assumed maintenance of the facility <br />in the spring of 1995. At that time they first attacked the corroded pilings. Corroding damaged steel <br />was reported. In 1996, Seward Ships continued to repair corroding pile and engaged in a paint repair <br />program for the lift itself. He stated there was over 34,000 square fcct of steel on that lift. Whitman <br />stated some maintcnance did get deferred. He encouraged council to read the reports he had which <br />showed maintenance of the shiplift continued to improve. Whitman stressed the system was not <br />working when Seward Ships received it. Whitman read from reports dated from 1991 to 1994 which <br />spoke of rectifiers, functional items turned off, anode cable destruction and catholic protection <br />systems. He also read excerpts from some of the Lloyds reports. <br />Whitman reiterated the pilings were already corroded, and the shiplift was not in perfect <br />