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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Special Meeting Minutes <br /> January 23, 2017 Volume 40, Page 165 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The January 23,2017 special meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 6:30 <br /> p.m. by Mayor Jean Bardarson. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Police Chief Tom Clemons led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> Jean Bardarson presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Dave Squires <br /> Sue McClure Deborah Altermatt <br /> Erik Slater <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—Casagranda <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING—None <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br /> Motion (Keil/McClure) Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda <br /> Motion Passed Unanimous <br /> NEW BUSINESS <br /> Resolution 2017-009, Declaring A State Of Disaster Emergency Due To Extreme Weather <br /> And Heavy Snow In The City Of Seward And Requesting Assistance. <br /> Motion (Keil/McClure) Approve Resolution 2017-009 <br /> Hunt stated beginning January 20, 2017, Seward received record snowfall in a very short <br /> period of time. Crews were stretched to the limit of their manpower.Hunt made the declaration the <br /> morning of January 21,2017 and alerted the Kenai Peninsula Borough that Seward was in a state of <br /> emergency.He hoped there were outside resources available for cleanup.The borough was in contact <br /> with the State Department of Transportation,but resources were not available. The city was on their <br />