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City ofSeward,Alaska Port and Commerce Advisory Board Minutes <br /> January 4, 2012 Volume 3, Page 181 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The January 4,2012 regular meeting of the Port and Commerce Advisory Board was called to <br /> order at 12:00 p.m. by Deborah Altermatt, Chair. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> The Board recited pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Deborah Altermatt,presiding, and <br /> Bruce Jaffa <br /> Darryl Schaefermeyer <br /> Dan Oliver <br /> Steve Fink-Joined meeting at 12:05 p.m. <br /> Comprising a quorum of the Board; and <br /> Ron Long, Assistant City Manager <br /> Mack Funk, Harbor Master <br /> Suzi Towsley, Executive Liaison <br /> Absent—Bob Linville <br /> SPECIAL ORDERS,PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS <br /> Alaska Railroad Representative,Louis Bencardino reported that the Alaska Railroad had <br /> been successful in 2011, they had 170 vessels, compared to the 146 they had in 2010; <br /> Bencardino reported the number of coal ships to 18;three more than 2010. There has been a <br /> general increase in other businesses as a result (hotels, restaurants, etc). <br /> Harbor Master Report, Mack Funk reported that 92.5% of tenants had completed the <br /> renewal process. Funk stated that administration has been working diligently with Coastal <br /> Villages. Harbor staff has been working on the required data for a Clean Harbor designation. <br /> The City received a grant for design from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council for <br /> vessel wash down and waste water facility at Seward Industrial Marine Center. <br /> There was general discussion of the wash down pad,conservation/regarding success of the <br /> project. <br />