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The price of going green and staying quaint

The price of going green and staying quaint

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council asked City Administration via Seward Electric department head John Foutz to purchase 24 five-globe decorative lights and assemblies for the Third Avenue downtown district, at Monday’s Feb 23 regular meeting. The current street poles and arm assemblies would remain, but will be equipped with new brackets, globes, and […]

March 2, 2015 ·
Council approves warehouses in resource zone and costlier audit

Council approves warehouses in resource zone and costlier audit

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council Monday Night unanimously approved the construction and use of warehouses for the storage and distribution of goods, products, materials, supplies and equipment storage, use and distribution inside in the Resource Management Zoning District by means of a Conditional Use Permit. All but the storage of flammable, explosive or hazardous materials […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Council supports pet shelter, debates lights

Council supports pet shelter, debates lights

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council documented its support for the construction of a new animal shelter and promising to provide city land for the project, and in-kind contributions by unanimously passing a resolution at Monday night’s February 9 meeting. Council members Christy Terry and Dale Butts who introduced the resolution, said it would help the nonprofit […]

February 13, 2015 ·
Council approves city manager pay increase

Council approves city manager pay increase

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Without discussion, the Seward City Council last night unanimously approved a seven-percent pay increase for Seward City Manager James Hunt that brings his yearly salary to $115,700, or roughly the equivalent of $55.64 per hour. Along with the $7,000 annual pay increase, the council approved a new four-year employment agreement with Hunt that also increased […]

January 27, 2015 ·
Generators to be moved indoors for $3.1 million

Generators to be moved indoors for $3.1 million

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council easily agreed at Monday night’s meeting Jan. 12 to have the city manager sign a $3.1 million contract with Engineered Services Group Inc., of Anchorage to move two 35-ton generators into the building at Fort Raymond, and to construct the systems that would permit them to operate. The work would include […]

January 14, 2015 ·
Inefficient Five-bulb light systems on Third Avenue in Seward. Heidi Zemach photo.

Switching to LED lights isn’t an easy choice for City of Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Transitioning city lights downtown to LED is a great idea if one hopes to improve the city’s energy-efficiency and save city taxpayers money in the long run. But when Seward City Council members recently decided it was a good way to go, beginning with the 24 decorative lights downtown that needed maintenance, they soon […]

January 4, 2015 ·

Alaska Municipal League – Iris Darling

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/Alaska-Municipal-League-283431231.html Local leaders from every corner of the state have taken over downtown Anchorage this week.  The Alaska Municipal League conference was formed to help cities and assemblys strengthen themselves though out the state and receive in depth study or refreshers for those in need. Attendees say the event is vital to the planning and handling of the upcoming year. […]

November 24, 2014 ·

Special City Council Meeting Canceled for December 4

From the Seward City Clerk – The Special City Council meeting for the City Manager’s evaluation has been canceled.  The matter will come before the City Council to reschedule at their December 8, 2014 meeting.  

November 20, 2014 ·
City Council Emerges from Executive Session

City Council Emerges from Executive Session

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Seward City Council gave due public notice of its special meeting and Vice Mayor Marianna Keil gaveled it to order promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10 with a scant half dozen citizens in attendance. The duly noticed agenda listed “executive session” as the only item of business. Only three things happened publicly […]

November 12, 2014 ·

Efficiency Friday -November 14

First time I was in Seward it was spring of ’95  to help prep my family’s boat to get it in the water for a full summer of sending folks around Prince William Sound on tours- what a neat place you have to live in! I will be glad to see the city again this weekend as I join with Alaska […]

November 11, 2014 ·
Ice Rink Idea Still in the Picture for Seward

Ice Rink Idea Still in the Picture for Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The idea of developing a permanent ice rink for Seward is persisting since the Seward Recreation Committee began considering it more than a year ago. Admittedly, it’s no further along than it was before. But that’s because the idea has to be taken up by either a private developer, a group of developers or interested […]

November 10, 2014 ·
Notice of Special Meeting November 10

Notice of Special Meeting November 10

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of:   Go Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Pertaining To Threatened Or Pending Litigation.   The meeting will be conducted in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 410 Adams […]

November 7, 2014 ·
Council puts off solution, approves Marina Subdivision lease

Council puts off solution, approves Marina Subdivision lease

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council agreed at Monday night’s October 13 council meeting to allow transfer of the city lease known as Marina Subdivision from Charles “Scottie” Bald to Elliot Johnston without any changes to its rear right of way. The decision came with little comment by council following an executive session prior to the meeting […]

October 16, 2014 ·
Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

Seward City Reps Take Stand Against Legalizing Pot

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council often refuses to take stands on controversial state ballot measures, but last night it passed a resolution by a 5-2 vote voicing its opposition to passage of Ballot Measure 2, the initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, and urging voters to do the same. The vote was […]

October 14, 2014 ·
Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

Kenai Peninsula Borough Unofficial Election Results

  Election Summary Report Regular Municipal Election Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH UNOFFICAL RESULTS JURISDICTION WIDE OCTOBER 7, 2014 REGULAR ELECTION 10/07/14 21:52:23 Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 29 Precincts Reporting 28 96.6% Times Counted 9091/42409 21.4% Total Votes 8957 NAVARRE, Mike 4794 53.52% BEARUP, Tom 3270 36.51% MARTIN, Carrol J. 846 […]

October 13, 2014 ·
Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

Threatened legal action complicates solution for Marina business access issue

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council has one particularly thorny decision to make at Monday’s October 13 regular council meeting: whether or not to pass a resolution approving the transfer of its city lease of the Marina (Restaurant) Subdivision from Charles Scottie Bald to Elliot Johnston, including an amendment retaining the right of way easement at […]

October 11, 2014 ·
Notice of Special Meeting October 13

Notice of Special Meeting October 13

From the City Clerk’s Office – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of: Go Into Executive Session To Discuss Matters Pertaining To Threatened Or Pending Litigation Regarding The Consent To Assignment To Seward Lodging III, LLC To The Lease Agreement […]

October 10, 2014 ·
City of Seward Final Election Results

City of Seward Final Election Results

Here are the final results from the October 7, 2014 Municipal Election for the City of Seward:   City Council, Two Year Term (Three Seats Open): Dale Butts:  250 Rissie Casagranda:  243 Marianna Keil:  216 John French:  136 Write Ins:  14   City Council, One Year Term (One Seat Open): Iris Darling:  274 Write Ins:  17   Results from the […]

October 9, 2014 ·

Unofficial Election Results-Seward/Lowell Point Precinct

Registered Voters 1781 – Cards Cast 609 34.19% Num. Report Precinct 1 – Num. Reporting 1 100.00%   Borough Mayor KPB Total Number of Precincts 1 Precincts Reporting 1 100.0% Times Counted 311/1781 17.5% Total Votes 298 NAVARRE, Mike 190 63.76% BEARUP, Tom 85 28.52% MARTIN, Carrol J. 21 7.05% Write-in Votes 2 0.67%   SBCFSA – SEAT A KPB […]

October 8, 2014 ·
Seward & KPB Elections today!

Seward & KPB Elections today!

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The polling place for Seward/Lowell Point residents is at the KM Rae Building located at 125 Third Avenue in Seward, Alaska. Residents outside of city limits will need to vote at Bear Creek Fire Department.

October 7, 2014 ·
Study shows problems in electric rate structure

Study shows problems in electric rate structure

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A special consultant from Rockport, Maine, who the City of Seward hired to examine the basic fairness of its utility rates and cost of service, and to explore how those rates might be adjusted to cover the utilities’ future budget needs, has found inequities in the rate structure, and uncovered a few red flags. […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

Challengers for property rights, public health at Seward Candidates Forum

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Few showed up to hear the candidates speak except for two local reporters, and one or two other people, including mayoral candidate Tom Bearup’s wife, and Ron Long, the Seward Assistant City Manager. The biggest surprise at the Seward Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Forum Thursday night (Sept 25th) however, was not that most of […]

September 28, 2014 ·
City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

City of Seward Notice of Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will meet in a special meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 following adjournment of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting for the purpose of:  Resolution 2014-080, Authorizing The City Manager To Apply For, And Accept A Loan From The State Of Alaska, Department Of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Clean Water Fund, In […]

September 22, 2014 ·
Meet the Candidates Night September 25

Meet the Candidates Night September 25

September 15, 2014 ·