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Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Stink returns to Lowell Point, but fixes are at hand

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Lowell Creek residents and visitors were upset by the stench that returned to their community from the city lagoon last weekend. Some who had planned to stay at that most popular Seward scenic beach area left early because of the smell, according to one local bed and breakfast owner. Nine residents filed odor complaints with […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·

P & Z Commission Barely Musters Quorum, Considers Options

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward city code specifies a seven-member Planning and Zoning Commission with four needed for a quorum, but Seward currently has only four members in total and this causes problems, said Assistant City Manager Ron Long at a recent City Council Meeting. P & Z Commission Chair Cindy Ecklund agrees. After having canceled its last meeting […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Seward’s finances in great shape

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The City of Seward is in better financial shape than it has been for years, and its individual enterprise funds, those designated for use by each department have healthy balances, with the exception of the wastewater fund. That summarizes the results of an audit of city finances by BDO, an Anchorage-based auditing firm that the […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Advisory Board Supports Proposed Harbor Upgrade

Advisory Board Supports Proposed Harbor Upgrade

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – In a meeting rescheduled to June 18, Seward’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board gave consensus support to a City Administration proposal to replace B-, C- and S-floats in the small boat harbor. The project comes with an estimated cost of $5.6 million. City Manager Jim Hunt plans to sponsor a resolution before the City […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 1 comment ·
City Council approves renewables Interconnect

City Council approves renewables Interconnect

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Council has unanimously approved a new ordinance allowing people to connect their own small renewable energy sources produced by wind, solar, geothermal, biomass or water (tidal or hydropower) energy to the city’s electric grid. It had been several years in the making. At Monday night’s council meeting, the council amended the proposed […]

by · June 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Jesse Lee Home project moving forward

Jesse Lee Home project moving forward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Progress is apparently being made between the City of Seward administration, Seward City Council, and representatives of the nonprofit group, Friends of Jesse Lee Home toward the sale and transfer of city land to the FJLH for its building renovation project. After many years of not seeing eye to eye on the proposed renovation project, […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Progress in sight for wastewater lagoons

Progress in sight for wastewater lagoons

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward City Manager Jim Hunt has ordered four Microbubble Aerators and two control panels for the city’s passive wastewater lagoon at Lowell Point from ClearBlu Environmental, a company based in Watsonville, California, at a cost of $43,500. The aerators should arrive in Seward the next few weeks, and be installed. They will increase the oxygen […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Job Opening: Secretary to the Board of Directors for Lowell Point Community Council

  Job Opening: Secretary to the Board of Directors for Lowell Point Community Council  – 20 hours per month as Independent Contractor. – Compensation DOE. Requirements: – Excellent Communication Skills – Knowledge of Accounting and Financial Management – Proficient with MS Ofiice Email resume/ qualifications to lpcc@arctic.net by June 15, 2014  

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Borough Assembly Report

3 June 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report By Sue McClure We began the day at 2 PM with committee meetings, which included discussions of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget that had been presented by Mayor Navarre. Public testimony and discussions began at about 8 PM, and ended with the budget ordinance being enacted at about 10:30. There are few changes […]

by · June 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
City Council okays City Manager’s new jeep

City Council okays City Manager’s new jeep

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council gave Seward City Manager Jim Hunt the go-ahead to purchase a Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge he found for his use while on city business, and which he promised could also be used by city employees travelling from Seward. The decision came at last Monday’s City Council meeting, in which several different […]

by · January 20, 2014 · 2 comments ·