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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> September 8, 2014 Volume 39, Page 391 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The September 8, 2014 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br /> 7:00 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 <br /> Marianna Keil Ristine Casagranda <br /> Christy Terry Dale Butts <br /> Iris Darling <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Will Earnhart, City Attorney <br /> air. <br /> Absent—David Squires <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Scott Ogan was in the wastewater treatment business and noted some of the work his <br /> company had done in other places. He stated he would be willing to work with Merrell Brothers to <br /> help reduce the work on the dredging and disposal of the sewage at Lowell Point. Ogan discussed <br /> some energy and maintenance savings costs that could be utilized. <br /> Lynda Paquette knew the council was poised to accept the sludge dredging contract with <br /> Merrell Brothers and showed concern on the bid submitted, specifically lack of concern of human <br /> life and the timeline of the project. She requested the bidders submit timelines for this project. <br /> Paquette thought the city should leave the liner of the lagoon alone for fear of something going <br /> wrong and it becoming damaged. <br /> Tim McDonald stated he had been following the lagoon issue and noted the lack of strategic <br /> planning. Perhaps the lagoon shouldn't be there anyway. It was a serious subject and throwing <br /> money at it wouldn't make it go away. McDonald stated the measures that had been taken were <br /> management by emergency. <br /> Karl Van Buskirk thanked the council for their consideration for the well-being of the <br /> people that lived out at Lowell Point. There had been many reports on declining reviews of the <br />