Council

Only one competitor in city council election

Only one competitor in city council election

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – City residents shouldn’t expect much change on the city council following the upcoming 2014 municipal elections. Four Seward City Council incumbents have applied to run for re-election, and will face only a single challenger, Dr. John French, in the 2014 Municipal Election October […]

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Sewage lagoon blamed for health concerns

Ten area residents and business owners of the Lowell Point area, including a few downwind or upwind from the city’s main aerated, passive sewage lagoon, described their symptoms at Monday night’s regular city council meeting: headaches; stinging, swollen, watery eyes; difficulty breathing, coughing and other respiratory ailments; reduced oxygen levels; […]

Low bid for lagoon work almost $4 million

Low bid for lagoon work almost $4 million

  The City of Seward opened three much-awaited bids for the city lagoon sludge removal projects this (Monday) afternoon. There were three bids altogether, with one company, Lake Point Environmental Group, deciding not to bid. The lowest bid came from Merrell Brothers, a very large sludge removal firm based in […]

Poor Drainage Reported at SMIC

Poor Drainage Reported at SMIC

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – When snow melts and forms ice ponds on city property leased to private businesses, who has responsibility to drain the problem? City of Seward has spent about $35 million over the years to develop Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), but serious problems due to […]

Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) members celebrated, and filmed themselves talking about their victory at Monday night’s meeting after the Seward City Council agreed to transfer the old national historic building orphanage and land upon which it sits to their organization for “less than the […]

NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

NOTICE OF FILING DATES & OFFICES TO BE FILLED

2014 SEWARD REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION   Notice is hereby given that any qualified voter living within the Seward city limits for at least one year prior to August 15, 2014 may file a declaration of candidacy for one of four available council seats, three seats with two-year terms and one seat with […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]