2008 Preliminary Operating Budget

Here is the budget in electronic [pdf] form thanks to the folks at the City Clerks Office. The file is also available from the City website in the ‘news‘ section. The file has been optimized for web viewing but is still quite large at 4.5 Mb. It may take some […]

Thoughts about the Budget Process

Based on the City Managers Budget Introduction the ’08 budget is a work of art – for a top down budget. As always at this time of the year it’s a matter of what services the citizens want to see cut if they are unwilling to pony-up for tax and/or […]

City Legislative History Document Database

City Legislative History Document Database

My vision to put the city’s legislative history on a document imaging database, that can be viewed by the public anytime, and can be stored off-site for disaster recovery if needed, finally came to fruition TODAY with the final touch of linking it on our website.   The city’s legislative […]

KSWD-FM, Seward, Makes Changes

Seward’s only FM radio station moves to 105.3mHz Seward Media Partners, LLC, licensee of KSWD-AM, KSWD-FM and KSWD-LP, has moved it’s primary broadcast frequency to 105.3mHz and increased transmission power to 4 kiloWatts (kW). Coincidentally our studios have moved and are now located at 11447 Seward Highway, between Knots So […]

We are always encouraged to dream big and reach for the stars when plotting for the future. Practicality and sound economics invariably bring us back to the real world. What is accomplished after that “come to your senses” moment is usually the most fruitful, productive period of any process. The […]

Comments on Miller Landing

We have traveled from Massachusetts to Alaska to visit family and see the Glaciers of Southern Alaska in Seward. We love the outdoors and discovered the Miller Landing website. Their website described Forest Service Cabins for rent and showed a picture of a Forest Service Cabin. It was very appealing. […]

Bring back the Tusty!

It’s time for the annual Ferry Schedule Review.  There will be a teleconference on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 PM to take public comment regarding adjustments to the proposed operating plans for the upcoming year.  For details on that teleconference go to the State of Alaska home page and […]

Public Notice- Boat Harbor Travel Lift

Public Notice- Boat Harbor Travel Lift

Alaska Coastal Management Program Seward Boat Harbor Travel Lift Your Opportunity to Comment Project Title/State ID#: Seward Boat Harbor Travel Lift/AK0706-12AA Applicant/Agent: City of Seward/Tryck Nyman Hayes Inc. Location: Kenai Peninsula Borough Coastal District. The project is located on the north shore of the Seward Small Boat Harbor; within Section […]

LTCF access work session scheduled

A work session to discuss access issues associated with the Long Term Care Facility is tentatively set for Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Conference Room at city hall. The Borough school district has agreed to attend that evening. As always, you’re all invited!!

Crackerjack Sportfishing of Seward recently provided the necessary expertise for locating and guiding the Alaska SeaLife Center’s success in securing king salmon. The salmon are now housed in the Alaska SeaLife Center’s new exhibit: Alaska Salmon: The Cycle of Life. Fortunately, the center was able to rely on the knowledge […]

Information on the Long-Term Care Facility Site

By: City Manager Phillip Oates Why is the City of Seward considering a different site for the Long Term Care Facility? A number of factors made it prudent to reconsider the original decision. At the site adjacent to Japp Creek, results of the October 2006 flood generated new requirements that […]

The northwest corner of 3rd and Jefferson has been a hot topic over the years for the Chamber, our members, and the community at large. Again, we are caught between fiscal realities and historic preservation. Our mission, “to promote and support a diversified economy,” reflects our commitment to Seward’s business […]

2007 Goliath Shirt Art Contest

2007 Goliath Shirt Art Contest

The Resurrection Roadhouse is looking for this years art for the Goliath shirts. Specifications are: Alaska theme No more than 4 colors Must say “Goliath 2007” somewhere in it Can be either in digital or print format Deadline is Monday April 23rd, 2007 Drop off submissions at the Resurrection Roadhouse […]