There’s a public hearing on proposed changes to the city code regarding regulations governing door-to-door solicitation of residential property at tonight’s Seward City Council Meeting. Those changes include allowing solicitation to occur between certain specified hours of the day, and not where there are “no solicitation” signs, and allowing residents to discontinue work agreements they have made within a certain period of time after being solicited.
Council will consider a resolution accepting $620,656 from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council to construct a vessel wash-down pad and wastewater recycling facility at the Seward Marine Industrial Center.
It also will consider a resolution changing and increasing the scope of work in a contract with R&M Consultants Inc., for marine coastal engineering services at SMIC, to include geotechnical services and permitting for an additional $505,503.
Another resolution being considered would allow the city manager to waive the normal bid procurement procedures and enter into a purchase agreement with R & M Steel Co. of Caldwell, Idaho to purchase and ship a steel building kit for up to $196,232.
Providence Seward Administrator Joe Fong will report on the hospital’s financial health as he presents the 2012 Annual Operational Report. At a work session at 5:30 pm, prior to the 7 p.m. regular meeting, the council will get an update from the Community Health Center Board on its efforts to apply for a federally-qualified community health clinic. The Historic Preservation Commission will present its quarterly report, and Tim McDonald will report on the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, which runs the area’s fish hatchery.
Council also will approve the appointments of Alexis Campestre to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Frank DeMarco to the Historic Preservation Commission.