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Question: Does Seward have a law regarding open containers of alcohol in public places? Answer: Yes. City Code 8.05.015 No one shall have an open container containing alcohol in a person’s possession on the public streets, parks or in any other public place. Fine is $100.00. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; […]

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Just a reminder,   Do not leave portable basketball hoops   protruding out over the roadway.   Questions, comments, tip suggestions;   coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Question: Our neighbor’s dog continually comes into our yard and relieves itself. We live in the city limits and know there is a leash law. What can we do? Answer: Try talking to your neighbor first. If that doesn’t work, contact the Animal Control Officer at 224-7495. There are several […]

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For Your Safety- Make a habit of driving with your headlights on at all times. This makes YOU more visible to other drivers. 13 AAC 04.010 Requires headlights to be used while traveling on roadways where signs are posted requiring their use, like on the Seward Highway. Violators may receive […]

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Summer time always brings an influx in property crimes, particularly along waterfront camping. People need to be sure and secure their coolers and bikes. Don’t make it easy for thieves. Report suspicious activities and crimes to the police department ASAP. Non emergency number 224-3338 or 911 for EMERGECIES ONLY. Questions, […]

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Caution! Bears sited in the area. State law and city ordinance requires that trash be stored in suitable containers and/or racks and in such a manner that prevents the attraction or access by wildlife or the spillage by wind, weather, animals or accident. Violators may receive a $50.00 citation. Bear-Resistance […]

NASH ROAD SPILL

NASH ROAD SPILL

Twenty Four, unmarked 55 gallon drums were discovered last week on City property.  Some of the barrels were tipped over and others were upright.  The location of the dumping took place at mile 3.3 of Nash Road on the west side of the road.  The contaminated materials may include used […]

2008 D.A.R.E. Graduation

2008 D.A.R.E. Graduation

The 2008 D.A.R.E. graduation was held at the Seward Elementary School gym on Tuesday night.  Ninety 5th and 6th grade students received their D.A.R.E. diplomas.  Daren the D.A.R.E. lion made a special guest appearance.  The graduation is the culmination of 9 lessons covering such topics as ways to say no […]

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Question: Can city police officers give tickets outside the city limits? Answer: Yes, per statute definition: A Police Officer being a full-time employee of the state or a municipal police department with the authority to arrest and issue citations; MAY conduct investigations of violations of and enforce criminal laws, regulations, […]

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NOTICE: Bikes that are on the bike rack north of city hall by the satellite dish are free for the taking. They will be available until May 31st when any remaining bikes or parts will be taken to the dump. Bikes in the enclosed fencing are NOT included. Questions, comments, […]

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DID YOU KNOW? The Seward Police Department has a public service presentation available entitled “Fatal Vision; A Look at the Effects of Impairment in the Workplace”. For the presentation, we use “Fatal Vision” goggles which simulate the visual effects of alcohol impairment. If your business would like to include this […]

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Seward is in the area allowed an extension on the removal of studded tires. All studded tires must be removed by May 15th. After May 15th, violators may receive a correctable ticket. If not corrected, the bail on the ticket is $60.00 and Zero demerit points.   Questions, comments, tip […]

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Question: What dates are studded tires prohibited? Answer: AS 28.35.155 It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with studded tires or tires with chains attached on a paved highway or road from May 1st through September 15th. There are latitude/longitude exceptions but for Southcentral Alaska, the above dates are […]

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Question: Are vehicles required to have two license plates on them? Answer: AS 28.10.171 Yes depending on the vehicle. If two license plates are issued for a vehicle, one must be affixed to the front and the other on the rear. The rear license plate must display the month and […]

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Question: What are the restrictions for vehicle window tints? Answer: 13 AAC 04.223 Regarding after market tinting. No mirrored tinting on any vehicle window. The windshield may have an eyebrow no wider than 5 inches. The driver and front passenger side windows must permit at least 70% light transmittance. The […]

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Clarification: Regarding vehicles (including school buses) pulling over for delaying five or more vehicles, the statute says that the law does not apply in urban areas and the delaying vehicle shall pull off the roadway at the first opportunity to do so safely. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Avoiding Identity Theft An educational program for general audiences. Wednesday April 2, 2008 7pm Soldotna High School Auditorium Free Admission Sponsored by Alaska Peace Officers Assoc. and Central Peninsula Crimestoppers Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

Seward Police Officer Promoted to Corporal

Seward Police Officer Promoted to Corporal

Seward Police Officer Patrick Messmer has been promoted to the rank of Corporal effective 3/10/08. He was selected over two other candidates after a competitive testing process. Corporal Messmer has been with the Seward Police Department since February 2006. His prior law enforcement experience includes 6 years with the Bethel […]

Treacherous Road Conditions

The Alaska State Troopers are reporting that stretches of the Seward and Sterling highways are extremely treacherous and calling 511 does not reflect the true road conditions. In many areas, there are stretches of standing water over ice – in these conditions, sanding is not effective and numerous accidents have […]

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Question: Aren’t school buses or any vehicle for that matter, supposed to pull over and let cars pass when there is a line of 5 or more cars behind them? Answer: Yes, AS 28.35.140(b) applies to school buses as well as other vehicles that are delaying five or more vehicles. […]