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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> January 10, 2011 Volume 38, Page 502 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> flrr. <br /> The January 10, 2011 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br /> 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Willard E. Dunham. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Police Chief Tom Clemons led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> JOHANNA KINNEY WAS SWORN IN AS CITY CLERK BY MAYOR DUNHAM <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Willard E. Dunham presiding and Marianna Keil <br /> Jean Bardarson Vanta Shafer <br /> Bob Valdatta <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Phillip Oates, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> ABSENT — Tom Smith, Ristine Casagranda <br /> A moment of silence was given for former Fire Chief Oscar Watsjold, who passed away <br /> January 9, 2011. <br /> CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br /> FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Keith Campbell spoke in favor of the library museum project and spoke in favor of <br /> Ordinance 2010 -009. He reminded the monies already brought in for this project. He urged <br /> them to move this project along. This last piece put this project over the hump. <br /> Kent Crandall, project manager for the library museum project, spoke in support of the <br /> library /museum. He understood it was a difficult decision as to how to fund the rest of the <br /> project. Crandall encouraged council to move forward with a decision and not postpone further. <br /> Construction timelines and project material prices were changing and it was important to make a <br /> decision. <br /> Jim Herbert congratulated Kinney, and reminded the public the deadline for the student <br /> exchange was this Friday and encouraged applications. He spoke in favor of Ordinance 2010 - <br /> ir.. 009 and felt it was important to sustain momentum of this project. Herbert understood they had <br /> a difficult decision to make, but reminded them it was a legacy issue. He urged the sales tax <br /> increase. <br />