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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> October 25, 2010 Volume 38, Page 468 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The October 25, 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 /> Newly Elected Council Members Marianna Keil, Jean Bardarson and Ristine Casagranda <br /> were sworn in by City Clerk Jean Lewis. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Willard E. Dunham presiding and Marianna Keil <br /> Tom Smith Jean Bardarson <br /> Vanta Shafer Ristine Casagranda <br /> Bob Valdatta <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 — None <br /> CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br /> FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Peg Coleman, from the Child Advocacy Center in Homer was excited to establish a Center <br /> in Seward. She wanted to work with the community to provide child - friendly services for victimized <br /> children. Coleman mentioned the collaboration between the District Attorney's office, Mental <br /> Health Agencies and the Hospitals. She stated even with limited resources, a model was developed <br /> that was working and she was happy to be coming to Seward. <br /> Jessica Lawmaster, also from the Child Advocacy Center in Homer spoke of the Child <br /> Advocacy National Model. She said there were ten in the state and that these models specialized in <br /> victimized children and was in a child - friendly environment. Lawmaster spoke on how important <br /> the manner in which the interview was conducted was. She stated family advocacy was another area <br /> of support and that cases were reviewed monthly which increased efficiency. <br /> Jill Simpson, was passionate about the need for a new animal control facility in Seward. She <br /> spoke on behalf of a number of more people and four legged furry creatures. She thought the shelter <br />