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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> July 14, 2014 Volume 39, Page 349 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The July 14, 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 /> Lt. Doreen Valadez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Ristine Casagranda <br /> Christy Terry David Squires <br /> Iris Darling <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Ron Long, Acting City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Will Earnhart, City Attorney <br /> 1... <br /> Absent—Dale Butts <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Laura Erickson, applicant of the Historic Preservation Commission, introduced herself to <br /> the City Council. She adored Seward and was very interested in its history.About ten years ago,she <br /> purchased a home in Seward.Erickson stated she would like to be on the commission to preserve the <br /> history, to keep its character and to draw more people to Seward. <br /> Melinda Maddox, of the Independent Living Center in Seward, thanked the city for their <br /> efforts on the sidewalk and curb improvements and the ramp repairs outside City Hall. She asked the <br /> city not stop here but continue with the transition plan to continue to fix the problems that existed. <br /> The transition plan was something mandated by the federal government to ensure equal access. She <br /> would be glad to assist with developing the plan. Maddox thanked them again for their efforts. <br /> Brad Snowden gave the council an update on his downtown cruise ship dock idea. He stated <br /> progress was being made and he was looking at potential locations to recommend. Snowden <br /> requested each council member go down to the area to get a vision of the idea. Snowden made <br /> comments regarding business and return on investment. He also noticed a bicycle rack in a place it shouldn't be. It wasn't bolted down and thought that was not the best practice for city bicycle racks. <br />