Economics

Bring back the Tusty!

It’s time for the annual Ferry Schedule Review.  There will be a teleconference on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 PM to take public comment regarding adjustments to the proposed operating plans for the upcoming year.  For details on that teleconference go to the State of Alaska home page www.state.ak.us and […]

Public Notice- Boat Harbor Travel Lift

Public Notice- Boat Harbor Travel Lift

Alaska Coastal Management Program Seward Boat Harbor Travel Lift Your Opportunity to Comment Project Title/State ID#: Seward Boat Harbor Travel Lift/AK0706-12AA Applicant/Agent: City of Seward/Tryck Nyman Hayes Inc. Location: Kenai Peninsula Borough Coastal District. The project is located on the north shore of the Seward Small Boat Harbor; within Section […]

Information on the Long-Term Care Facility Site

By: City Manager Phillip Oates Why is the City of Seward considering a different site for the Long Term Care Facility? A number of factors made it prudent to reconsider the original decision. At the site adjacent to Japp Creek, results of the October 2006 flood generated new requirements that […]

The northwest corner of 3rd and Jefferson has been a hot topic over the years for the Chamber, our members, and the community at large. Again, we are caught between fiscal realities and historic preservation. Our mission, “to promote and support a diversified economy,” reflects our commitment to Seward’s business […]

Community Needs Assessment Survey Results

The City of Seward, through staff efforts and program resources of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, created and distributed a Community Needs Assessment Survey in the fall of 2006. The survey was distributed to every box holder at the Seward Post Office, the end result of which was a total of […]

Conference Center Not Feasible

February 6, 2007 Chris Beck Agnew Beck chris@agnewbeck.com Re: the City of Seward Conference Center in the Mary Lowell Center Feasibility Assessment I attended the first public meetings concerning the feasibility of a Seward Conference Center on November 16 and 20, 2006 titled “Seward Conference Center Feasibility Assessment”. I have […]

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.