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<br />I <br /> <br />II <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />City of Seward, Alaska Port and Commerce Advisory Board Minutes <br /> <br />213 <br />Volume 3, Page <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG <br /> <br />Board Member Pruitt led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER <br /> <br />The regular January 9,2002 meeting of the Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board <br />was called to order at 12:00 p.m. by Chair Ron Wille. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />There were present: <br /> <br />Ron Wille, presiding, and <br /> <br />Deborah Altermatt <br />Dean Kasischke <br />Karl VanBuskirk <br /> <br />Jack Goodwill <br />James Pruitt <br />Melody Jordan <br /> <br />Absent: Roger Mercer, Doug Lechner <br /> <br />Comprising a quorum of the Board; and <br /> <br />Scott Janke, City Manager <br />James B. Beckham, Harbormaster <br />Vanta Shafer, Councilmember/KPB/EDD Representative <br />Louis Bencardino, Alaska Railroad Corporation Representative <br />Kari Atwood, Acting PACAB Secretary <br /> <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS: <br /> <br />KPB/EDD Council member Shafer reported that James Carter was the new Executive <br />Director and that there had not been a December meeting. They had three applications for the <br />community representative and the council would choose one at their Monday meeting. <br /> <br />Louis Bencardino, Alaska Railroad Corporation Representative reported that they <br />had two meetings regarding security on the dock to discuss any changes that needed to be <br />made. The Tuesday meeting was supposed to be with the FAA but they did not show up. The <br />Cruise Lines have ordered some new X-Ray machines for all the baggage. Alaska Airlines feels <br />confident that they will continue so they are leaving their equipment. The Railroad has received <br />some funds to do some work on the building, a new furnace, new siding, and paving the dock <br />are some examples of what the money will be used for. <br /> <br />Administrative Report <br /> <br />City Manager Scott Janke informed the Board that the Governor's 2003 State Budget <br />included some items for Seward: $396,000 for the Gateway Forest Acres waterline extension, <br />$6.15 million for miles zero to eight of the highway, $450,000 for an airport master plan, <br />$74,500 to upgrade the dispatch console at City Hall and $1,800, for renovations to Glacier <br />View. Janke also reported he had been in contact with Yukon Fuel and they were still moving <br />forward although slowly and were still excited about coming here. Janke also reported that <br />while he was in Juneau he met with Commissioner Pugh about the Spring Creek expansion. He <br />also met with Commissioner Perkins regarding a number of issues especially the Tustumena and <br />