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<br />City of Seward, Alaska Historic Preservation Commission Minutes <br /> <br />May 14, 2015 Volume , Page <br /> <br /> <br />Call to Order <br /> <br />The May 14, 2015 regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission was called to <br />order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Linda Lasota. <br /> <br />Opening Ceremony <br /> <br /> <br />Commissioner Roach` led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />Roll Call <br /> <br />There were present: <br />Linda Lasota presiding, and <br />John French Sandie Roach` <br />Wadeen Hepworth Laura Erickson <br />Wolfgang Kurtz <br /> <br />comprising a quorum of the Commission; and <br /> <br />Valarie Kingsland, Library Museum Director <br />Heather McClain, Library Museum Staff <br /> <br />Absent <br /> – Catherine Hedman <br /> <br /> Special Reports <br />- None <br /> <br /> City Administration Report <br />, Library Museum Director Valarie Kingsland gave an <br />update on the Library Museum and asked for a new date for the noticing the Historic <br />Preservation Awards in the newspaper. Commission decided that applications for nominations <br />would be due July 10, 2015. <br /> <br />Kingsland informed the Commission that Administration would not be available for meetings <br />during the summer due to staffing. Roach` said that in City Code, Historic Preservation <br />Commission only has to meet twice a year. Kurtz and Hepworth asked for clarification on the <br />history of administration for the Commission, which was previously under Community and <br />Development, and is now under the Library Museum. Chair Lasota said it was disrespectful for <br />Administration to make decisions without for input from the Commission. French said that he <br />recognized that Administration was understaffed and had limited resources, and that it was up to <br />the Commission to carry on their work throughout the summer. <br /> <br />Other Reports, Announcements and Presentations <br /> <br /> French provided his report after speaking with the State Historic Preservation Office in <br />regards to assistance determining historic value to properties in Seward. French also informed <br />the Commission the Resurrection Bay Historical Society was hosting an open house for the <br />Brown and Hawkins exhibit during the regularly scheduled meeting program at 7:00p on May <br />28, 2015. French and Hepworth informally brought up the September “fireside chats” but no <br />decisions were made. <br /> <br />