Council changes garbage code, begins D-float replacement
In other business Monday night, Seward City Council passed an ordinance revising city code to allow larger refuse containers, changing verbiage to “occupant and/or owner” and adding that repeat nuisance violators be required to use bear-resistant dumpster lids or containers.
Council also approved a resolution amending the garbage tariff, increasing the residential rate schedule by about 25 percent, adding bulky item pick up service and locking lids, creating a monthly charge for rent or lease of dumpsters from the city’s refuse contractor, encouraging the use of bear-resistant garbage cans, increasing all other rates by about 25 percent and providing for automatic annual adjustments to the rate schedule.
Also approved was an resolution recommending that Kenai Peninsula Borough approve the Forest Acres Subdivision Levee Replat which would create four parcels, vacate rights-of-way and utility easements.
The council passed a resolution approving an $85,545 engineering contract with R&M Consultants for design of D-float replacement dock, and a resolution authorizing revisions to the Seward Community Library Museum project and a $263,493 change order to the contract with PCL Construction.
Introduction of an ordinance to establish criteria for substances not related to potability that are added to public drinking water was postponed until Sept. 24. As was an ordinance to provide for interconnection of small renewable energy sources to the city’s electrical distribution system.