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<br />City nf5.'ewnrd, Alaska <br />January I (), 2(}(} I <br /> <br />Pnr! (Jwl ('ol11merce Advis01)' Board '\Iinu!es <br />Volume 3, flage 170 <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDF:R <br /> <br />The regular January 10,2001, meeting onhe Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Doard was called <br />to order at 12:10 p.m. by Chairman Wille. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />There were present: <br /> <br />Ron Wille. presiding, and <br /> <br />Doug Lechner <br />Jack Goodwill <br />Dean Kasischke <br /> <br />Deborah Altermatt <br />Roger Mercer <br />Karl VanDuskirk <br /> <br />comprising a quorum of the Board; and <br /> <br />Sl:olt Janke, City Manager <br />Sl:ott Ransom. Deputy Harbnnnaster <br />Vanta Shafer, Coundl Ml.:mhl.:r, KPB/EDn Represl:ntatiw <br />Louis Bencardino, ARRC Representative <br />Judi Sweeney, PACAB Secretary <br />Kari Atwood, Harbor Offil.:e Assistant III <br /> <br />ABSENT were: <br /> <br />James Pruitt, excused <br />Ml:]ouy Jordan, excused <br /> <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND RRPORTS <br /> <br />Louis Bencardino-ARRC Representative said that as (}fthis past wl:l:kend the new dock is in use. <br />He said they are getting calls scheduling the dock use for this spring. He said that today a group from <br />Holland America, Princess Cruises and executives from the Alaska Railroad would be meeting in Seward to <br />discuss the coming year. Dencardino said there was some discussion for improvements for the building like <br />improving the heating system, putting a check-in booth in the center of the building, etc. In answer to <br />Janke's question, Bencardino said that another attempt to move the old SeaWay dock would be soon. He <br />said the company that bought the ramp has until May 1, 2001 to move it and in answer to Goodwill's <br />question, he said that the company that bought it is bonded as a condition oftheir bid. <br /> <br />Vanta Shafer, Council Member, EDD Representative, said the last regular meeting was in <br />December. She said that they would be leasing out part of their building for oftice space. A resolution <br />passed supporting wnstmetion ufprivate prison to be built next to Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai. <br />Shafer said she would like to see wireless tekphuIll: and internet service eome to Seward and was tuld that <br />we are too far from an exchange station. The benefit of having one would be lower fees and more services <br />available. Altermatt said that ACS Communications is offering wireless service to residential customers, but <br />not businesses. Altermatt also said that Betsy Arbelovsky, would be attending the Harbor Dusiness <br />Association on February 13. <br />