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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> July 11, 2011 Volume 38, Page 619 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The July 11, 2011 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 /> Lieutenant Butch Tiner led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Willard E. Dunham presiding and Marianna Keil <br /> Jean Bardarson Vanta Shafer <br /> Bob Valdatta Ristine Casagranda <br /> Tom Smith <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Phillip Oates, City Manager <br /> Cheryl Brooking, City Attorney <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent — None <br /> CITIZENS' COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED <br /> FOR PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Christy Terry spoke on the request to purchase the Jesse Lee Home. She could not find in <br /> any legislative history that council had made any agreement the Friends of the Jesse Lee Horne <br /> alluded to. She supported the project, but there should be some kind of trade agreement in place, <br /> rather than an offer to purchase it for a dollar. Terry was worried about the potential partners and she <br /> was concerned with the school districts not being represented and council should encourage this <br /> partnership to include the school system. She glanced over the water storage tank project and <br /> encouraged council to take a look at land the city already owned and not purchasing private land. <br /> Hilda Lespron of the Seward Arts Council, thanked council for everything they had done for <br /> the Seward Arts Council. The new mural was beautiful and she thanked the council for supporting <br /> this. Lespron shared an invitation for the Chautauqua Group, who was a vaudeville show corning to <br /> Seward on August 9, 2011. There would be a parade and workshops and she wanted to extend the <br /> invitation to the Council Members. <br /> Emily Gustafson spoke in support of the Scheffler Creek Bridge project. It was exciting to <br /> see another avenue to provide access to the waterfront. <br />