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City of Seward,Alaska Historic Preservation Commission Minutes <br /> January 21, 2015 Volume 3, Page 1 <br /> Call to Order <br /> The January 21, 2015 regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission was <br /> called to order at 6:48 p.m. by Chair Linda Lasota. <br /> Opening Ceremony <br /> Commissioner Erickson led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> Roll Call <br /> There were present: <br /> Linda Lasota presiding, and <br /> Wadeen Hepworth <br /> Wolfgang Kurtz <br /> Laura Erickson <br /> Sandie Roach' <br /> comprising a quorum of the Commission; and <br /> Valarie Kingsland, Library Museum Director <br /> Heather McClain, Library Museum Staff <br /> Absent—John French <br /> Catherine Hedman <br /> Special Reports <br /> City Administration Report, Library Museum Director Valarie Kingsland said that <br /> Judith Bittner from the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office called and informed her that <br /> there was extra CLG grant money to hire a part-time position to handle administration edits for <br /> the Seward Historic Preservation Plan. Money has to be spent by September 30, 2015. Kingsland <br /> also stated that she would not have time to find out more from information or to carry out the <br /> hiring process, and recommended that the Commission appoint a Commissioner to look into it. <br /> Hepworth asked how much money would be available. Kingsland said she did not know, but that <br /> Bittner said there were others interested in acquiring the funds. <br /> Kurtz asked if it was state money. Kingsland said that CLG grants are federal money and the <br /> funds that are left from FY14. <br /> Chair Lasota said that in the past, left over money has been used to hire a consultant or staff <br /> member usually within the city system. Kurtz said that he knows of a few people who would be <br /> interested in the position who have writing capabilities. <br /> Chair Lasota asked Kingsland to tell Bittner the Commission was interested in the left over <br /> funds. Kurtz volunteered to contact Bittner and find out more information about how the grant <br /> money could be applied. Kingsland said she would contact Bittner and give her Kurtz's contact <br /> information. <br /> Kurtz asked what the HP Commission budget was and when they would know what the 2015 <br /> budget would be. Kingsland received initial budget report from the City but knows that it has <br />