Articles by: suemcclure

Solstice Cemetery Walk June 21

Please join us for a walk through history on Sunday June 21 for the 10th annual Solstice Cemetery Walk, sponsored by the Resurrection Bay Historical Society.  We begin at 10:30 PM at the American Legion cemetery, and for about an hour Lee Poleske will take us through a tour of graves, reading the obituaries that appeared in the local newspaper […]

June 18, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

16 June 2015 Borough Assembly Report By Sue McClure   The second June meeting of the Borough Assembly ended at nearly midnight, with a room full of people testifying on several ordinances. The “main event” was Ordinance 2015-14, which would delete much of the area protected by the anadromous fish protection ordinance (2013-18), leaving only the Kenai and Kasilof River […]

June 17, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

2 June 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   The borough assembly passed the fiscal year 2016 budget, with one major amendment. The school district funding was raised by $2,238,432, funding to the “Cap” of $48,238,432 for the first time in several years. Assembly member Gilman proposed the amendment and it ultimately passed by a 6-3 vote. The […]

June 3, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

19 May 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Please note that these reports are intended to inform constituents of the items that mostly concern District 6, and as a guide to obtain further information if desired. They are not complete summaries of the meetings.   The May 19 meeting day included the last of the budget reports […]

May 20, 2015 ·

5 May Borough Assembly Report

5 May 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   The May 5th Assembly day began at 9 AM with presentations on the FY 2016 budget. We heard from our finance director and department heads until 3 PM, followed by the usual committee meetings. Later, Ordinance 2015-19 was introduced on the consent agenda, which is the budget. There will […]

May 6, 2015 ·

Reminder: Concert Tonight!!

The Seward Community Choir will be performing a Spring Concert tonight, April 30, 7 PM at the Rae Building Auditorium.  It is free, with a suggestion of bringing donations for the He Will Provide Food Bank.

April 30, 2015 ·

Community Choir Concert Thursday April 30

The 26-member Seward Community Choir will hold their spring concert at 7 PM Thursday April 30 at the Rae Building Auditorium.  This free concert will feature a variety of pieces, and will be followed by cookies!!  Donations for the He Will Provide food bank will be accepted, either cash or non-perishable foods.  The community choir rehearses September-December and January-April, and […]

April 27, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Meeting Report

21 April 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   The April 21 Assembly meeting was held in Seward. The invocation was given by Pastor Ron Nitz of Seward’s Resurrection Lutheran Church. Public testimony was about the food sales tax and the Seward Bear Creek Flood board. In his report, Mayor Navarre stated that he and Mr. Ostrander had […]

April 22, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

7 April 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We began with a bus tour of the ground water flooding areas along K-Beach Road. Administration, all 9 assembly members, other staff members and some public got to see the areas that were flooded in 2013. This was followed by an informational work session later in the day. We […]

April 8, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

17 March 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   The meeting was extended until our mandatory midnight closing time, and we adjourned just before that hour. It was a long day of meetings, beginning with committees at 1 PM. We also had a work session with the KPB School District officials and school board members regarding their budget. […]

March 18, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

24 February 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure There was only one ordinance up for public hearing at this meeting, which lasted just over 5 hours. Ordinance 2015-02, sponsored by Mr. Wolf, would have put to an October vote of the borough residents outside the limits of the cites, the prohibition of commercial marijuana cultivation in those areas. […]

February 25, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

3 February 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We had a relatively small audience and a short, 1 ½ hour meeting. There were no public presentations, and only one person spoke during public comments on items not appearing on the agenda.   Three ordinances were up for public hearing, and one was placed on the consent agenda. […]

February 3, 2015 ·

20 January Borough Assembly Report

20 January 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our second January meeting day began at 3:15 with committee meetings, followed by dinner sponsored by RCAC, the Regional Citizens Advisory Council. This is the watchdog group that was formed after the Valdez oil spill.   At the regular meeting, we heard quarterly reports from both Central Peninsula and […]

January 21, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

6 January 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our first meeting of 2015 lasted nearly three hours, with most of the public testimony dealing with the introduction of an ordinance, sponsored by the mayor, proposing to appropriate $200,000 to fund consultants and research to identify ways to provide more affordable health care for the borough. Independent physicians […]

January 7, 2015 ·

Borough Assembly Report

9 December 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our only December meeting was very brief, as we had no ordinances up for public hearing, and all resolutions and ordinances for introduction were on the consent agenda. The new KPB School District Superintendent, Sean Dusek, and Joe Arness presented the quarterly report, projecting a slight increase in student […]

December 9, 2014 ·

Community Choir Christmas Concert December 11

The Seward Community Choir, an area choir with nearly 40 singers,  will present a Christmas concert at the Rae Building, Thursday December 11 at 7 PM.  The concert is free, but we are suggesting that you bring a can of food for the food pantry if you are able.  There will be cookies following the concert.

December 8, 2014 ·

Borough Assembly Meeting Report

25 November 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure Our meeting day began at 12:30 with the annual assembly photo session. Soon you will see the new group picture on our website, a tradition that includes framed copies on the walls of the assembly chambers. This was followed by an hour of training, mostly involving the use of our […]

November 26, 2014 ·

Borough Assembly Report

28 October 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We welcomed the three newly seated assembly members, Blaine Gillman of Kenai, Kelly Cooper of Homer, and Stan Welles of Sterling/Funny River to their first meeting. This is also the meeting to reorganize the assembly, and Dale Bagley was unanimously elected President, and I was unanimously elected Vice President. […]

October 28, 2014 ·

10-14 Borough Assembly Report

14 October 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure If you don’t read further in this report, please note that my phone number has changed to 491-0828. I’ve given up my landline!! We had a relatively short meeting, filled with well wishing and good-byes to three veteran assembly members who were replaced in the October 7 election due to […]

October 14, 2014 ·

9-16 Borough Assembly Report

16 September 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We held our annual meeting in Homer, which began with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by Kyle Schneider and members of the Homer High School Swing Choir. Mayor Navarre proclaimed September to be Hunger Awareness Month, and we heard the quarterly report from South Peninsula Hospital. Mayor […]

September 17, 2014 ·

Community Choir Rehearsals Resume

The local Community Choir will begin fall rehearsals Thursday September 11 from 6:30-8 PM at the United Methodist Church.  We rehearse Thursdays 6:30-8 PM, concluding with a concert December 11.  All singers high school age and up are welcomed.  Questions:  contact Sue at 224-6784.

September 7, 2014 ·

2 September 2014 Borough Assembly Report

2 September 2014 Borough Assembly Report By Sue McClure   Our meeting was dominated by ordinances (11) accepting and appropriating grants from the state totaling over $6 million. All were passed by unanimous consent, including $500,000 for the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area for flood mitigation projects, $4 million for the Road Service Area for road projects, and $545,400 […]

September 3, 2014 ·

Borough Assembly Meeting Report

5 August 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Ordinance 2014-25, which passed by a 5-4 vote at our July 22 meeting, was vetoed by Mayor Navarre August 4th, and by a 5-4 vote at this meeting we failed to over-ride the veto, so the ordinance was defeated. This comes after hours of testimony and discussion covering three […]

August 6, 2014 ·

Borough Assembly Report

22 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   Our second July meeting echoed the first, as we heard hours of public testimony and adjourned just before midnight. The ordinance with the most input and discussion was Ordinance 2014-25, which places the question of a borough-wide “bed tax” on the October ballot. It was amended down to 3%, […]

July 23, 2014 ·

1 July Borough Assembly Report

1 July 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure   We had a full audience, with much public testimony, and our meeting ended just before midnight. The bulk of the testimony was about Ordinance 2014-25, which had its first of two public hearings. This is the ordinance proposing a 4% borough-wide transient accommodations tax (bed tax), subject to voter […]

July 2, 2014 ·

Cemetery Tour Tonight

Seward’s annual Solstice Cemetery Tour will be held at 10:30 PM tonight, June 21,  starting at the American Legion parking area.  Bring boots and an umbrella if it’s still raining.  Lee Poleske will lead us on a walk through select grave sites and read obituaries and historical facts about the lives of those visited.  A few surprises are in store […]

June 21, 2014 ·