Economics

A Tax on Tax

Attached is a scan of a curious utility bill for zero usage of electricity.  The bill assess the operations and infrastructure fee of $30.  I realize that I have to pay for the potential to draw electricity but there is then $2.10, 7% sales tax on the fee.  That is […]

Business and Economic Forum, May 13

The Seward City Council is sponsoring a Business and Economic Forum at the Seward High School Auditorium, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. The objective of the forum is to 1) inform citizens on the actions and policies that were implemented since the last Forum held on September 19, […]

Road Closure Extention

NOW OFFICIAL- ROAD CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 5PM TODAY, MONDAY APRIL 27TH. The DOT has run into delays  in the bridge installation but they are confident that the 5pm deadline will be met. Rumors of a single open lane are incorrect according to an onsite engeneer.  Any further developments will be […]

TIGHT-WAD SPECIALS

There sure are fine eatin places in Seward. The  MARINA RESTAURANT at the boat harbor is one of the them. Except for guns and rifles, I’ve got a hard time letting go of my hard earned money, so I always try the TIGHT-WAD SPECIALS menu and cup of coffee to […]

2010 Proposed Borough Budget

Dave Carey, Mayor As I continue to work on the proposed 2010 Borough Budget, I would like to bring everyone up-to-date regarding my current plans: Knowing that unemployment in the Borough is among the state’s highest, that tourism and all fishing is expecting a very weak year, that the oil […]

Demand for a train?

By the end of today you should receive an email from DOT [See below] outlining the public meeting they have scheduled in the Seward City Hall Council Chambers on April 20th from 12pm- 2pm. At this time the City is requesting your assistance in providing information in regards to the […]

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR SEWARD HIGHWAY

Seward Chamber of Commerce Announces DOT Public Meeting THIS MONDAY Seward, AK – April 15, 2009 – The Seward Chamber of Commerce was just notified by the Alaska Department of Transportation that they will be holding a meeting in Seward to discuss the on-going bridge replacement project and the associated […]

GOT HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES 4 2009?

Seward may have its’ land value increased within the last month by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assessing Department.    My 3000 (30×100) Square foot property is now worth $56,000.00. This is roughly 25% increase from last years land value.  I was curious and asked my neighbor.  He too confirmed the reality.  […]

Lower your electrical bill!

Lower your electrical bill!

Find out how much those electronics, video games and appliances are actually costing you each month in electricity! Now available for check out at the Seward Public Library are little gadgets (called Kill-a-Watts) that tell you exactly how much electricity your plugged-in devices are consuming. Based on what I learned […]

Seward Community Foundation

Seward Community Foundation

The Seward Community Foundation’s eleven member Board of Directors has initiated development of their mission and is progressing towards granting funds in early 2009. The mission of the Seward Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy through the support and growth of a permanent endowment to assist local needs and enhance […]

Relief From High Energy Costs

June 20, 2008, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today released a draft bill proposing a special one-time payment in the amount of $1,200 to Alaskans and suspending the state fuel tax for one year. The legislation is intended to be a starting point for a discussion with the legislature […]

Seward’s Taxcap

This past budget cycle was a very high-profile one for our community, and some of the issues remain unresolved.  May 8th, at 7 PM, the City Council is holding a worksession on the sales tax cap (along with the 1st quarter financials).  It is your opportunity to be heard and […]

Seward's Taxcap

This past budget cycle was a very high-profile one for our community, and some of the issues remain unresolved.  May 8th, at 7 PM, the City Council is holding a worksession on the sales tax cap (along with the 1st quarter financials).  It is your opportunity to be heard and […]