Recent News & Information

Free Adoption Information Session – Nov 16th

November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month! Are you interested in adopting but not sure where to start? Do you have questions? Need more facts? Attend this free adoption information session! Voni Madsen, Adoption Services Coordinator with Catholic Social Services, is coming to Seward to give this information session. […]

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING

SEWARD CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING November 13, 2007 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following items of business at its regular meeting of November 13, 2007. Resolution 2007-097, Amending The Port And Harbor Tariff By Increasing By 5%, […]

and More Budget Process Thoughts

Monday nights work session was one of the most productive budget work session I have attended in this city. The city managers revised Budget Introduction was well put, input and questions from the council and the audience, thank you Mayor Corbridge for allowing public input, was well thought out and […]

Budget Work Session Tonight

Budget Work Session Tonight

Just a heads up – tonight’s budget work session will include All Enterprise Funds (Parking, Electric, Small Boat Harbor, SMIC, Water, and Sewer). The work session starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised. The public is encouraged to attend and comment!!! –Johanna Dollerhide for Jean Lewis

Cop Talk

Cop Talk

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 […]

More Budget Process Thoughts

1) The Seasonal Sales Tax may look good in the budget document, but what are the adverse affects on the businesses?, summer workers? and citizens? of Seward. It costs businesses to change register and computer programs; summer workers, that are heavily relied upon by many businesses, will migrate to other […]

AVTEC Academy Cafe Opens Next Week!

This is a delicious way to support AVTEC’s Culinary Art students! The Academy Cafe will be open Tuesday through Friday from Oct. 30 through Dec. 14. NOTE: Schedule will vary a little around the Thanksgiving holiday. Seating times at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. The maximum table seating is […]

City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda Monday, October 22, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The Following Resolution Requiring a Public Hearing Was Postponed To November 13, 2007: Resolution 2007-097, Amending The Port And Harbor Tariff By Increasing By 5%, All Moorage, Wharfage, Boat Lift, And Other Harbor Rates And Fees […]

2008 Preliminary Operating Budget

Here is the budget in electronic [pdf] form thanks to the folks at the City Clerks Office. The file is also available from the City website in the ‘news‘ section. The file has been optimized for web viewing but is still quite large at 4.5 Mb. It may take some […]

Thoughts about the Budget Process

Based on the City Managers Budget Introduction the ’08 budget is a work of art – for a top down budget. As always at this time of the year it’s a matter of what services the citizens want to see cut if they are unwilling to pony-up for tax and/or […]

City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Monday, October 22, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE A. Swear In Newly Elected Officials. 3. ROLL CALL CITIZENS’ COMMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA 6. SPECIAL […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Hummer Shrike

October 15, 2007 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:37 am, sunset 6:48 pm, length of day 10 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 23 seconds shorter. Weather: Last week dished out the first days of cold, clear, windy weather that partially froze the salt marsh pond […]

City Legislative History Document Database

City Legislative History Document Database

My vision to put the city’s legislative history on a document imaging database, that can be viewed by the public anytime, and can be stored off-site for disaster recovery if needed, finally came to fruition TODAY with the final touch of linking it on our website.   The city’s legislative […]

Seward Elementary School Weed Warriors

Seward Elementary School Weed Warriors

Enthusiastic Weed Warriors from the Seward Elementary School marched up to the recently planted grounds at the old middle school site south of the Seward High School on Wednesday afternoon. Their mission, to collect weeds: “Anything that is NOT grass is a weed.” The 50-some students from Mr. Barnwell’s sixth […]

Halloween Pet Safety

The October winds have started blowing, reminding us that winter is right around the corner, but not before the ghosts and goblins of Halloween appear! Decorating, costume making, trick or treating, parties and parades will take most of our attention, but don’t forget to take a bird’s (or dog’s or […]

City Calendar

City Calendar

Seward City Council Regular Meeting Action Agenda Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The following ordinance set for public hearing was pulled: Ordinance 2007-007, Amending The Land Use Plan And Rezoning Of Tract D, Of The USS 1864, Seward Long Term Care Facility Subdivision (Preliminary Plat) And Rezoning The […]

No WS on Halloween

No WS on Halloween

The budget work sessions scheduled for October 9 through 12 and October 15, 2007 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!! Re-Scheduled Budget Work Sessions Monday and Tuesday, October 29 & 30 Day off Wednesday for Halloween Thursday, November 1, 2007 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers Budget work sessions with City Departments […]