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Seward Municipal Ordinance 11.15.087(b) states that vehicles parked on the right-of-way of a street for longer than 24 hours during those times when snow removal by the public works department is occurring, will be subject to a citation and impound.   Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Businesses Beware! There is a quick change scammer in town. He was already arrested for five separate offenses just last month. Seward must be easy prey because he’s at it again. Be extra vigilant when giving change back to customers. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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It’s the Holiday Season. If you are going to cut your own Christmas tree, be sure you do so where allowed. Cutting trees on private property can result in criminal charges. For other restrictions, contact the Chugiak National Forest Ranger at 224-3374 or the National Park Service at 224-7500. Questions, […]

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Question: What are the mirror requirements for non-commercial vehicles? Answer: 13 AAC 04.220 A motor vehicle must be equipped with a mirror mounted on the left side of the vehicle; additionally, every motor vehicle, except motorcycles and ATVs, must have either an inside rearview mirror or a right side exterior […]

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Seward residents now have a safe and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of fluorescent bulbs. The Alaska Cruise Association (ACA) donated the Bulb Eater, a machine that crushes and compacts the glass, to the city in late September. Citizens will be able to use the machine free of charge. Please contact […]

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Question: Are you allowed to drive with only your parking lights on?Answer: 13 AAC 04.070(e), No parking lights on a vehicle may be used when the vehicle is in motion, unless the parking lights operate in conjunction with the headlights. Violation: Bail – $50 Points – 2 Questions, comments, tip […]

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Question: I’ve noticed that drivers do not stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk on 3rd and Van Buren, why not? Answer: This crosswalk is well marked with hash marks painted on the roadway as well as signs pointing to the crosswalk. I think drivers are simply not paying attention. Drivers […]

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Question: I would like to see the actual, legal uses defined regarding the middle turn lanes. Is it legal to use that lane to pull out and wait until the opposing lane can be entered? It certainly is startling when people do that, as one may think they are coming […]

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Question: Isn’t it against the law for minors to consume alcohol in public as well as private locations? Answer: AS 04.16.050 Minor Consuming Statute says a person under the age of 21 may not knowingly consume, possess, or control alcoholic beverages except those furnished persons under AS 04.16.051. This statute […]

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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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You may access the Seward City Ordinances via the internet. Go to www.municode.com, Click On-Line Library, Click on Alaska, Click on Seward. Consider adding this site to your favorites for future reference. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Hunters are reminded that discharging a firearm is restricted within the city limits of Seward. For further details contact the Seward Police Department at 224-3338. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Another Handicapped Parking Question: Question: Is there a penalty when I park in a space reserved for persons with disabilities using my grandmother’s special permit or license plate, run into the store myself to pick up her prescription or the post office to get her mail and save my grandmother […]

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April 26, 2007 5 p.m. Citations issued to Patrick Earhart and Colter Jon Wall, no ages given, for proof of insurance and seatbelt. 5:49 p.m. Citation issued to Justin Jenniges, no age given, for seatbelt. 6:02 p.m. Citation issued to Lisa Doleman, no age given, for seatbelt. 6:14 p.m. Citation […]

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Question: When are studded tires prohibited? Answer: From May 1st thru September 15th. Operating with studded tires is a correctable ticket, which means that when issued a ticket for this offense, the operator has 10 days to bring the ticket and the vehicle to the police department and show that […]

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April 23, 2007 7:45 a.m. Reporting party advised rockslide in northbound lane at 19.2 mile Seward Highway. State Troopers advised and they will contact Department of Transportation. 7:44 p.m. Reporting party from Essential 1 advised she was watching her grandmother’s wheelchair until she got off work, and someone took it […]

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April 12, 2007 4:36 p.m. Advised that a child had set the fire alarm off at the Post Office. Everything is fine. 7:35 p.m. Safeway manager called and advised they have an intoxicated male that is being disruptive. Officer responded. Contacted subject and cab transported him to his residence. 8:05 […]

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April 5, 2007 4:38 p.m. Reporting party advised of a female sea otter having difficulty delivering her baby down behind Ray’s restaurant. Contacted security. 9:49 p.m. Citation issued to Charles McEldowney, no age given, for proof of insurance. 10 p.m. Reporting party advised that the road is washed out in […]

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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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March 29, 2007 3:03 p.m. Reporting party from Seaview requested officers’ assistance with a client who was refusing to get back into the Seaview van and was becoming disruptive. Officers responded to Safeway. Subject was taken into protective custody and transported to Seward Community Jail. 5:54 p.m. Citation issued to […]