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Nov. 19, 1992

The Seward Phoenix LOG

Council delays decision on new large vessel dock – The Seward City Council has delayed until its next meeting a decision on making B Street the home of a large-vessel dock, with most members saying they want more information on alternative sites and whether the dock should be built from World War II floating dry docks. The new dock, which has an estimated cost of about $10 million and a projected completion date of about 1995, would offer north-south moorage for a new Institute of Marine Science research vessel, Alaska Marine Highway System ferries and cruise ships.

Small boat harbor projects put on hold – Past development in the small boat harbor has resulted in parking problems and booths that don’t meet city building and fire codes and the City of Seward wants to prevent that from worsening by creating a guideline for future development before approving projects. Among the ideas on hold are two nearly identical proposals to build a 30-foot wide boardwalk between B and D floats.

Sister city delegates visit Obihiro, Japan – A delegation of 31 Seward residents has been invited to Seward’s sister city, Obihiro, Japan, to take part in that city’s 110th anniversary celebration. The delegation will depart Alaska on it’s 12-day friendship tour Dec. 22.

Chandlery completes Bartlett repairs – The state ferry Bartlett is back in the water after five weeks in dry dock at Seward Ship’s Chandlery. “Seward Ship’s did a great job for us, and they were very cooperative,” Bartlett Capt. Walter Jackinsky said. “They said we would be in the water by Nov. 7, and we were in two days ahead of that.”

Urbach’s – Just Blew into Urbach’s... Snow Bibs, Snow Boots, Tundra Masks, Mufflers, Wool Gloves, Thermax & Wool Underwear.

Seward set to mop up contaminated sites – The city of Seward has a contractor developing a cleanup plan for diesel contaminated soil at its Fort Raymond Substation and it is also dealing with fuel contamination from three large wooden vessels drydocked in the small boat harbor area.

Marathon Fuel – Heating Oil. Petroleum Products.

Electric rates increase Nov. 1 – A state mandate requiring regulatory agencies to charge fees to pay for their operations is resulting in an increase to area residential electrical customers, effective Nov. 1, of about 63 cents per 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity they consume each month. A homeowner with a $100 bill will pay an additional 78 cents each month.

Liberty Theatre – Now Showing “Mr. Baseball” and “Wind.”

Exit Glacier Road repairs begin – After years of study and debate, improvements of exit Glacier Road are underway on the first phase of the project, from Mile 4.3 to Exit Glacier. Visitors to the glacier could face up to 30-minute delays next year, longer than the delays already caused by a pilot vehicle used to guide motorists past the construction work.

Seward Crafters – 8th Annual Craft Fair.

Council OKs chamber loan – The Seward City Council has unanimously approved a $30,000 loan to the Seward Chamber of Commerce after amending the administration’s proposal to include development of a repayment plan.

Petro Marine – We know you can’t afford to take time out. At Petro Marine, we know that time is money. And you won’t make a dime if you’re stuck at the dock waiting for fuel and supplies. That’s why we keep our tanks full, our pumps primed and our people on the job around the clock – to get you back on the water fast.

City studies harbor growth – The city of Seward has agreed to the next study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the city’s planned addition of 470 boat slips to the small boat harbor. The eastward expansion was identified by the corps in July as the most economically feasible option for adding small boat moorage in the Seward area.

Seward Seniors – Presents Christmas Carnival 1992. Nov. 27 & 28. Lot’s of games. Bingo at 4 p.m., Gourmet Bean Soup & Gourmet Hot Dogs. Cookie Decorating Contest. Homemade Ornament Contest. Gift Wrapping. Homemade Gifts. Craft Kits. Cards. Candy.

 

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