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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> January 11, 2010 Volume 38, Page 215 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The January 11, 2010 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 <br /> p.m. by Mayor Willard E. Dunham. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Police Lieutenant Louis Tiner led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Willard E. Dunham presiding and Linda Amberg <br /> Jean Bardarson Tom Smith <br /> Marianna Keil Vanta Shafer <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Phillip Oates, City Manager <br /> Jean Lewis, City Clerk <br /> Cheryl Brooking, City Attorney <br /> ABSENT — Bob Valdatta <br /> CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br /> FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Jolund Luther wanted to let everyone know that the Sacred Heart Church would be <br /> celebrating their centennial 100 years of that organization and would be putting on events this year. <br /> Tim McDonald continued his view of Resurrection Bay being a primary fish habitat. He <br /> cited salmon, hooligan, and halibut and noted a 300 pound halibut was caught off the SMIC area. He <br /> wanted to rebuild the seiner fleet and allow them to harvest the pink and dog salmon. McDonald <br /> mentioned a pollock nursery out the bay, and all the whales that fed in the area. He stated fishing <br /> was a primary base industry for our area. <br /> Paul Rupple spoke on behalf of the Seward Community Foundation. He was soliciting grant <br /> applications from non - profits who were doing activities in the community. He reported the <br /> Foundation had awarded $10,000 in grants in 2009 from their growing endowment, and anticipated <br /> the same being offered for 2010. Rupple said the Seward Community Foundation would be hosting <br /> the 2 annual non - profit organization event at the Alaska Sealife Center which would have a <br /> presentation given on successful grant writing strategies. <br /> Jim Cork wanted council to know Godwin Glacier Tours was a seasonal business that did a <br /> lot for the community. He reported their company assisted with nine rescues for the city of Seward <br /> last year. <br />