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City of Seward,Alaska City Council Meeting Minutes <br /> November 26, 2018 Volume 39, Page 566 <br /> CALL TO ORDER <br /> The November 26,2018 regular meeting of the Seward City Council was called to order at <br /> 7:00 p.m. by Mayor David Squires. <br /> OPENING CEREMONY <br /> Lieutenant Alan Nickell led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> There were present: <br /> David Squires presiding and <br /> Sue McClure Sharyl Seese <br /> Jeremy Horn John Osenga <br /> Suzanne Towsley Kelley Lane <br /> comprising a quorum of the Council;and <br /> Jeff Bridges,Interim City Manager <br /> II Brenda Ballou,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 /> Skip Reierson said in the 40 years he had lived in Seward, there had been many things <br /> accomplished that people could be proud of.He wished everyone Happy Holidays,and thanked city <br /> employees for their service. He hoped the city would not dip into its savings account to cover <br /> expenses,and encouraged all businesses to remit the proper sales tax. <br /> Tim McDonald said taxes were not the issue in Seward; the city had a monopoly on the <br /> economy and that was the real problem. Safety was the main concern for lodging businesses. He <br /> thought the city had unfairly charged him $1,400 for sewage usage for his campground. <br /> Brad Snowden wished to speak about the Seward airport,and encouraged council to send a <br /> letter to Representative Don Young asking for his support.Regarding his idea for a new cruise ship <br /> dock,Snowden asked council for a letter of support,and said the Alaska Railroad supported his idea. <br /> Carol Griswold was pleased to see all council members present tonight.Regarding the Jesse <br /> Lee Home memorial,there were inaccuracies in the existing memorials that were on site;she wished <br /> there could be one memorial only. <br />