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<br />City of Seward, Alaska Pori and Commerce Advisory Board Minutes <br /> <br />Volume 3, Page 251 <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG Was led by Board member Jordan, <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER <br /> <br />The regular January 8, 2003, meeting of the Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board was <br />called to order at 12:03 p.m. by Chair Deborah Altermatt. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />There were present: <br /> <br />Deborah Altermatt, presiding, and <br /> <br />Dean Kasischke <br />Jack Goodwill <br /> <br />Karl Van Buskirk <br />Tom Tougas* <br /> <br />Melody Jordan <br /> <br />Absent: James Pruitt, Doug Lechner and Roger Mercer <br /> <br />*arrived at 12:10 p.m. <br /> <br />Comprising a quorum of the Board; and <br /> <br />James B. Beckham, Harbormaster <br />Rick Gifford, Director of Administrative Services <br />Louis Bencardino, Alaska Railroad Corporation Representative <br />Judi Sweeney, P ACAB Secretary <br />*Nathan Orr, CounciI/EDD Representative <br /> <br />SPECIAL ORDERS, PRESENT A nONS, AND REPORTS: <br /> <br />TAKEN OUT OF ORDER WITH BOARD CONSENT <br /> <br />A. *EUD report given by Jim Carter, Executive Director <br /> <br />B. Louis Bencardino, Alaska Railroad Corporation Representative gave a brief <br />report on the status of their building improvements. He said Port A venue would have a detour while <br />rebuilding the railroad crossing. Bencardino said on January 14, there would be a Railroad open <br />house at the Sea Life Center. He also gave highlights ofthe Seward Centennial Celebration held on <br />New Year's Eve atthe ARR warehouse and thanked the SV AC for the great job they did in planning <br />and hosting the event. Altermatt said she had attended the railroad's open house in Anchorage the <br />previous evening and was pleased with their display of services. <br /> <br />Louis Bencardino explained the board handout a copy of an email regarding the Pork <br />Project. Bencardino gave a brief update of the Pork Project for the benefit of the public. He said a <br />business group wants to launch a pig farm in Nenana. He said that a couple of Native organizations <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br />