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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> May 27, 2014 Volume 39, Page 330 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The May 27, 2014 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 <br /> p.m. by Mayor Jean Bardarson. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Lieutenant Doreen Valadez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and Ristine Casagranda <br /> Christy Terry Marianna Keil <br /> Dale Butts Iris Darling <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Brenda Ballou, Deputy City Clerk <br /> I„„ Absent—David Squires <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Wadeen Hepworth thanked council for considering her application to the Historic <br /> Preservation Commission. She had owned a home in Seward since 2000, and although she divided <br /> her time between Seward and Anchorage,she was committed to attending all the meetings in person. <br /> John French encouraged council to accept Wadeen Hepworth's application for the Historic <br /> Preservation Commission.He also encouraged others to apply for Historic Preservation Commission. <br /> Sue McClure spoke as Seward's Borough Assembly Representative and reminded everyone <br /> that the assembly would be voting on the borough budget on June 3, 2014. The assembly would be <br /> considering Ordinance 2014-20 on June 17,2014,which proposed that the entire borough convert to <br /> by-mail voting only. She was seeking input from the public on this issue. This ordinance would also <br /> propose eliminating the "Pro"and"Con" statements on propositions historically included in voter <br /> pamphlets, and it would still allow citizens to vote absentee in-person. <br /> Brad Snowden said he filed to run for governor for the third time,and this time he intended <br /> to start campaigning in about three weeks. He was asking for support from everyone in Seward and <br /> stated he had the vision, passion and perseverance to be successful. <br />