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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> February 9, 2015 Volume 39,Page 466 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The February 9,2015 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 /> Sergeant Alan Nickell led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Christy Terry <br /> Iris Darling David Squires <br /> Dale Butts <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Will Earnhart, City Attorney <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—Ristine Casagranda <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Mike Paterson spoke on the letter he received from Alaska Waste.He thought the letter was <br /> threatening;the company indicated they would be delivering a large container regardless of what he <br /> wanted and would begin billing at the end of the month. When Paterson inquired to Alaska Waste, <br /> they made it sound like he had been skipping payments. Their comments were succinct in that the <br /> city code required all residents to pay for waste management.Paterson looked at the code and found <br /> that residents did have to use the system but he assumed the transfer station was part of the system. <br /> Nothing in the code should be construed to mean residents could not remove waste on their own. <br /> Paterson also found there were a number or residents who did not pay for garbage pickup and used <br /> the transfer system themselves. <br /> Heather Bardarson brought to council's attention the Public Health Nurse's Office was in <br /> jeopardy of closing in Seward and was concerned. The office offered a wide variety of health <br /> opportunities for all ages. She found that public health nurses had been in Seward for over a hundred <br /> years. If the office left the community it would create a void.The Public Health Nurse offered more <br /> than just vaccines - they did outreach in the community, provided resources for the special <br /> supplemental nutrition program for women, Infants and Children (WIC), and recognized their <br /> patients may be subject to domestic violence,among many other things.Bardarson thought Seward's <br /> legislators should be aware of this. <br />