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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> August 14, 2017 Volume 40, Page 252 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The August 14,2017 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 /> City Manager Jim Hunt 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 /> Dave Squires Sue McClure <br /> Deborah Alterman Erik Slater <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Will Earnhart, City Attorney <br /> Absent—None <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Stephanie Wright said she came to present her comments about social media,particularly in <br /> regards to Seward Recreation's Facebook site. Wright said the Seward Parks and Recreation <br /> Department(SPRD)staff commonly directed citizens to that Facebook site for information. Wright <br /> wanted to know if there was a city policy in place for social media, and if it was enforced. Wright <br /> wondered if comments made by SPRD were public record, and if items could be deleted. Wright <br /> complained that she noticed some public questions were often"eradicated",and she was concerned <br /> because she had been blocked from the site and could no longer obtain news or updates. Wright was <br /> also concerned that SPRD "shared" local business Facebook pages, which could be taken to mean <br /> they were promoting certain businesses over others. Wright urged council to review and update <br /> guidelines if there were any in place. <br /> Sharyl Seese came tonight to air her feelings about city employees,and her concern that over <br /> the last few years the city has lost several good employees. Seese added that other employees had <br /> been overlooked for promotion. <br />