Category: Economics

State Disaster Assistance

State Disaster Assistance

For Individuals and Families in the Chugach Rural Education Attendance Area (REAA) (Cordova & Valdez), Copper River REAA (Richardson Hwy to Glennallen), Kenai Peninsula Borough (Seward & Seldovia), and the McCarthy area who suffered damages to real property (primary residence), personal property, and transportation during the October 2006 flooding. To […]

City of Seward Conference Center in the Mary Lowell Center

City of Seward Conference Center in the Mary Lowell Center

Community Workshops – Feasibility Assessment More visitors to Seward? Increased visitor spending? New City revenues and expenditures? Find out about what’s been learned, and share your views! Workshop 1 Thursday, November 16th 12noon – 1:30pm Legends Building 5th & Washington St. Overview of findings with a focus on: physical form […]

It's Time to Re-invest Back In Our Own Community

Overall and looking at the bigger picture, the City of Seward is in excellent financial shape, but the city’s population is in decline and the cost of doing business in Seward has dramatically gone up in the last two years. In the 2004-2005 Seward Annual Financial Report, the following information […]

It’s Time to Re-invest Back In Our Own Community

Overall and looking at the bigger picture, the City of Seward is in excellent financial shape, but the city’s population is in decline and the cost of doing business in Seward has dramatically gone up in the last two years. In the 2004-2005 Seward Annual Financial Report, the following information […]

Seward sued for discharged pollutants

Documents send in by Trustees of Alaska TA- Final City Complaint PDF (70.5kb)> TA- City of Seward Exhibit A PDF (279kb)> Visit the Web sites of KTUU or Alaska Report to read more about the Trustees of Alaska, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance & Alaska Community Action on Toxics lawsuit. Details […]

Fuel Prices

Sent in by Vanta Shafer Monday night, the Seward City Council and Administration had a discussion about the budget for 2007. As gas, fuel and electrical prices have greatly increased with the price of oil, the City Council has been searching for ways to help our community financially through the […]

Mary Lowell Center conference center feasibility study

By Russell Stigall – SewardCityNews.com The city of Seward will need aggressive marketing and the support of locals to make successful the proposed Mary Lowell Center conference facility. “Success will require providing a very high quality conference experience,” said Chris Beck of Agnew Beck Consultants, the group that carried out […]

Public Funds and Community Benefit

I attended the IMS presentation at the Aug 8th work session with interest. I agree that updating and expansion of the UAF Institute of Marine Science facility, including replacement of the aging Alpha Helix is long overdue; however I do not agree that expending tax dollars to construct a dedicated […]

Pork

A commentary for SewardCityNews.com by Tim McDonald Councilman Robert Thomas takes exception to my public comments that “I smell Pork sizzling” at the last city council meeting. Also he accused me of inflating the estimates for new Ballaine Blvd replacement picnic pavilions to $500,000 each when estimates are less.