Economics

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 […]

Repeal City Sales Tax on Heating Fuel

I would request the City of Seward repeal the sales tax on heating fuel. The cost to heat our homes is quickly becoming unbearable. The business sector, in order to survive, will surely pass along the high cost to the consumer in the form of higher prices. Increased fuel costs […]

Purchase of Unauthorized Truck

This morning the city council voted to give the electrical department a new truck a vehicle that was not authorized in the 2008 budget. The Seward City Council did authorize $205,000 in expenditures from the motor pool in the 2008 budget. The 2008 Capital Improvement Plan for the Motor Pool […]

From Senator Gary Stevens – Capitol Projects & Updates

Senator Gary StevensSenate Rules Chairwww.aksenate.org GaVEL FALLS ON 25TH ALASKA LEGISLATURE: Juneau—The gavel fell on the second session of the 25th Alaska Legislature early this (Sunday afternoon) after lawmakers gave their approval to the final major piece of legislation, the Fiscal Year ’2009 Capital Budget. Working with Representatives Paul Seaton […]

From Senator Gary Stevens – Capitol Projects & Updates

Senator Gary StevensSenate Rules Chairwww.aksenate.org GaVEL FALLS ON 25TH ALASKA LEGISLATURE: Juneau—The gavel fell on the second session of the 25th Alaska Legislature early this (Sunday afternoon) after lawmakers gave their approval to the final major piece of legislation, the Fiscal Year ’2009 Capital Budget. Working with Representatives Paul Seaton […]

Informational Community Meeting Notice

Informational Community Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Members of the Public, the City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Port and Commerce Advisory Board are invited to an Informational Community Meeting in the Rae Building to: EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION IN SEWARD Wednesday, […]

Plastic Recycling at Seward Transfer Station

Plastic Recycling at Seward Transfer Station

Our transfer station is now accepting some plastics for recycling. Plastics marked 1 or 2 on the bottom will now be able to be recycled! Good news. Look at your plastic containers and find the number on the bottom, usually with a triangle around the number and if they are […]

HOW TO BUST SEWARD SAFEWAY

Besides Three Bears, Safeway grocery store is the only big chain supermarket in town.  It’s the 21st century hunting ground for most of us living in Seward and surrounding areas. We sure have it easy as long as the Seward Highway is open. The food comes all packaged, cleaned and […]

Coal Ship Loading to Begin April 4

Coal Ship Loading to Begin April 4

Coal ship loading to begin April 4 at the Seward Coal Loading Facility Coal dust mitigation measures in place if unfavorable weather occurs The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) expects to begin loading coal onto a ship on Friday, April 4, with operations likely to last for several days. Residents may […]

Why Fuel Prices are Obscene

Gas prices reflect refinery gouging By: CHARLES LANGLEY – for the North County Times Big Oil’s earnings statements read more like a confession than a profit report. As North County’s gas prices edge toward $3.50 a gallon, consumers should know that gasoline now costs 11 cents more than it did […]

RBCA Lawsuit Decision

[Note: original PDF document> seward_ruling_doc.pdf ] IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA RESURRECTION BAY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE,Plaintiffs,vs.CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA,Defendant. Case No. 3:06-cv-0224-RRB FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT   I. INTRODUCTION Before the Court are Plaintiffs Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (“RBCA”) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (“ACAT”) […]

Railroad Project Impacts Us

Railroad Project Impacts Us

From the Seward Chamber of Commerce E-News: Port Mackenzie Rail Extension Progress For those of you in the know, you aren’t surprised by the fact that the Alaska Railroad is moving on to the next step in the Port Mac Rail Extension project – environmental review.  This project as a […]

Letter of Concern

Letter of Concern

Extreme environmental factions are restricting economic development and employment opportunities here on the Kenai Peninsula and throughout Alaska. These groups have a propensity for placing roadblocks on business and development opportunities. In Seward, environmental investigation and impact statement requirements, have been aimed at business from the Alaska Railroad, Seward Ships, […]