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Weekly Roundup — Jan. 14

We all knew yesterday’s weather was coming, but it was still disheartening to have a rainy Sunday afternoon in January. The third time I slipped and fell on the ice when walking to my car, I knew I had had enough.

So I’m hopping out of town and heading to snowier pastures for the night. I didn’t have a care in the world about hitting the road, until I realized that the Seward City Council meeting is tonight! It seems like it has been ages since a Monday with a full city agenda, and I guess my hopes of putting my skis into fresh snow pushed thoughts of amendments and resolutions to the back (and then out of) my mind.

Luckily, the city of Seward and several citizens provide several ways to tune in to the meetings from near or far (or from Girdwood). I’ll be sure to listen as soon as I get the chance because tonight’s meeting, the first of 2019, has a packed agenda.  

The council will introduce several procedural ordinances, including one that would allow council meetings to go until 11 p.m. instead of 10:30 p.m.

The council will also discuss resolutions awarding a contact to recruit a new city manager through GovHR USA and to authorize the interim city manager to purchase a new truck to replace the 2004 Dodge for the harbor department.

The discussion list at tonight’s meeting is exhaustive, covering everything from a 2019 budget review work session to the approval of a retail marijuana license for The Tufted Puffin LLC.

Seems like the City Council is ready to hit the ground running in 2019 and will be needing that new 11 p.m. end time sooner rather than later. 

There’s also a lot going on outside of council chambers this week, including a John Craigie concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Res Art (last I heard, there were only a handful of tickets left). 

On Thursday night, the Seward Strong Community Skills Class group will be meeting at the library at 6 p.m.

And this Saturday, Seward will welcome it’s third annual Women’s March. Starting at noon on Jan. 19, marchers will meet at the Rae Building to join groups across the country and world to March for Women.

Is there anything I missed? I’m sure of it. Let me know by emailing or posting yourself through the calendar page. 

In the meantime, I have to get on the road to Girdwood. See you tomorrow Seward!