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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> September 25, 2017 Volume 40, Page 272 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The September 25, 2017 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br /> 7:00 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 /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Jim Hunt, City Manager <br /> Johanna Kinney, City Clerk <br /> Absent—Casagranda, Slater <br /> CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> Willard Dunham thanked the council for shiny new streets in town and congratulated them <br /> on getting the project completed. Dunham invited the council to meet with a small Japanese <br /> delegation visiting Seward on Friday to commemorate Jujiro Wada,a historical Seward pioneer and <br /> Japanese icon. <br /> Tim McDonald said they were talking about the electric utility rate schedule during the work <br /> session earlier tonight and he was concerned by the figures being reported, specifically the gross <br /> revenue,the Payment in Lieu of Taxes(PILT),depreciation and other administrative expenses.Staff <br /> reported they have $1.5 million in administrative expenses, and he would like more explanation of <br /> how that figure was calculated. <br /> APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA <br /> Motion (Keil/McClure) Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda <br /> Keil requested Resolution 2017-052 be placed on the consent agenda. <br /> Bardarson added the following to the agenda:the Attorney report,a discussion item on implementing <br /> a traveling flag program, and a discussion item to direct administration to explore with the <br />