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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> July 27, 2015 Volume 39, Page 575 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The July 27, 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 /> 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 David Squires <br /> Iris Darling Dale Butts <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—None <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Paul Paquette said the Lowell Point Sewage Lagoon needed to be upgraded. He said that in <br /> the process of getting the lagoon back online, it still didn't appear to be working properly and felt <br /> there was a lack of concern and knowledge to reactivate the lagoon. The whole lagoon should be <br /> getting treated daily and the aerators didn't appear to be working. Paquette hoped the city would find <br /> a new location for the sewage lagoon. <br /> Susan Lang of Lowell Point and manager of Silver Salmon Derby Campground and RV <br /> Park, said she'd been before council many times in the last few years and wished she was standing <br /> before the council tonight,thanking them. Unfortunately,there were odors again emerging from the <br /> lagoon. It was not working,and she was told by Public Works to be patient for another two weeks. <br /> Lang was assured the odor would go away but she was disappointed in saying the odor was as bad as <br /> last summer. <br /> Orson Smith,city representative for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens'Advisory <br /> Council (PWSRCAC), reported to council for the first time. He stated the PWSRCAC was a <br /> nonprofit corporation established after the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill to promote environmentally <br /> safe operations of the oil business. The council consisted of 18 members and five technical <br /> committees who were operated by council members and other volunteers. They had various projects <br /> that directly involved Seward and its industries,which he intended to report on at a later time. The <br />