Economics

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 […]

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 […]