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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br />August 10, 2009 Volume 38, Pa e 132 <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />The August 10, 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 Chief Tom Clemons led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br />ROLL CALL <br />There were present: <br />Clark Corbridge presiding and Willard Dunham <br />Jean Bardarson Betsy Kellar <br />Bob Valdatta Tom Smith <br />Marianna Keil <br />comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br />Kirsten Vesel, Assistant to the City Manager <br />Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br />Cheryl Brooking, City Attorney <br />ABSENT -None <br />CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br />FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br />Rob Buck was one of the final two candidates for the Port & Commerce Advisory Board <br />vacancy, and again stated he had lived in Seward 9 '/2 years and was the father of two small girls. He <br />was at a point of his life to give back to the community and was interested in the future of Seward. <br />He noted no special interests, thanked the council for their consideration, and wished Russ Maddox <br />good luck. <br />Russ Maddox was also applying for the Port & Commerce Advisory Board vacant seat and <br />hoped for council consideration. On another note, he informed that DEC had accepted a permit <br />from the Alaska Railroad to use pesticides. Maddox reminded this was opposed by the public and <br />citizen advisory board a few years back, with the most recent time voted down being 2006. He <br />stated every community and borough had a resolution against herbicide, and named the boroughs. <br />He said Seward was opposed to this spraying in 2006 because of the proximity to city wells. Even <br />with this opposition, Maddox informed that the University of Alaska Fairbanks had approved an <br />herbicide test study, and the Seward railroad was then sprayed as a test site. He urged people to <br />attend the Railroad's public hearing tomorrow on herbicides, and thus was compelled to apply for the <br />PACAB vacancy so he could assist in getting information out to the public. <br />