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City of Seward, Alaska City Council Minutes <br /> October 23, 2017 Volume 39, Page 290 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The October 23,2017 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at 7:00 <br /> p.m. by Vice Mayor Marianna Keil. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Lieutenant Doreen Valadez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> SWEAR IN NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS <br /> Acting City Clerk Brenda Ballou swore in newly elected officials: Mayor David Squires and <br /> Council Members Sue McClure, Suzanne Towsley, and Jeremy Horn. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> David Squires presiding and <br /> Marianna Keil Ristine Casagranda <br /> Sue McClure Erik Slater <br /> Suzanne Towsley Jeremy Horn <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council; and <br /> Ron Long, Assistant City Manager <br /> Brenda Ballou, Acting 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 /> Aaron Brill was with Silverton Mountain Guides, a Heli skiing business. He had been <br /> working with the U.S.Forest Service(USFS)to obtain permits to access additional terrain in order to <br /> expand his service area. The USFS would be hosting a meeting at the library on October 26, 2017 <br /> that he hoped people would attend to show their support for him. The USFS was offering to allow <br /> the business 200 use days,which Brill didn't consider a full season. The USFS was planning to use a <br /> lottery service, but this would not guarantee any local business would receive the rights, and they <br /> could be granted to a company from Girdwood or some other location. <br /> Jackie Wilde said congratulations to everyone being sworn in. October was Breast Cancer <br /> Awareness Month; she wanted to bring attention to IBC which was an aggressive form of breast <br /> cancer, and was not discovered through a mammogram. By the time IBC was diagnosed, it may <br /> already be in stage 3 or 4.Wilde's mother had been told she had a bug bite,but it was actually cancer <br />