CITY COUNCIL MEETING Monday, August 3rd, 2015
at City Council Chambers
Work Session – 6pm
Mayor's Beautification Task Force Update - Egan Street Beautification
Regular Meeting – 7pm Items include:
1. Approval of Professional Services Agreement with SE Group for the Year Round Mountain Recreation Site Study in the Amount of $125,000
2. Change Order Report : Contract 1169 with Arcadis for Allison Creek Hydro Project Plan Review & Inspection
3. Legal Billing Summary - July 23, 2015
All meetings of City Council and School Board are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
WALKER READIES FOR OBAMA VISIT TO ALASKA
Alaska Dispatch: WASHINGTON -- Governor Bill Walker hopes he’ll get to see President Barack Obama in front of one of Alaska’s glaciers next month, he said in an interview Sunday.
Walker met with Obama administration officials here last week to make suggestions for the president’s impending visit to Alaska. The governor’s trip to Washington was part of a swing through the nation’s capital on the way to the National Governor’s Association summer meeting in the West Virginia resort town of White Sulphur Springs.
COAST GUARD ASSISTS VESSEL TAKING ON WATER NEAR VALDEZ
Uscgnews.com (07-27-15): KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, boat crew responded to a 30-foot fishing vessel taking on water near Valdez, Monday.
The boat crew transferred a dewatering pump and damage control kit to the two boaters and assisted them in controlling the onboard flooding before escorting the vessel to Cordova.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watch standers received a report from the crew aboard Fishing Time of the vessel taking on water due to a four-inch crack in its hull. Watch standers launched the Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to the scene.
Conservation groups in Sweden have appealed a decision by the authorities in Dalarna to permit the hunting of a single wolf, to the nation's Environmental Protection Agency. The county board says until the agency rules otherwise, preparations for the hunt will continue.
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy has just left the Chukchi Sea, dropped off a team of scientists in Nome and is sailing through the Aleutians to its next stop in Seward, where the plan includes stocking up on fresh produce and dairy products.
OPINION: The Anchorage-based GLACIER meetings offer a useful forum to build both Arctic-wide cooperation internationally, and to consider a domestic Arctic program that does not require Alaska to become the nations’ environmental conscience.
The Yuri Ivanov will patrol in the Arctic and keep a close eye on neighbor and NATO member Norway. It has taken Russia 11 years to complete the vessel which will become the Northern Fleet’s new key instrument in monitoring Arctic waters.
After a flurry of wolf attacks that killed dozens of sheep and lambs in Insjön and Sågmyra, in northern Sweden, over the past couple of weeks, the County Administrative Board has decided to authorize a protective hunt in the area.
The Transocean Polar Pioneer began drilling late Thursday afternoon at Royal Dutch Shell's Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea, according to company officials. Shell is allowed to drill the upper, non-hydrocarbon-bearing zone without its icebreaker present.
Iceland says the recent Arctic fishing moratorium, signed by the five Arctic coastal states without Iceland’s participation, is ‘unacceptable’ and a worrying precedent. Iceland has long argued as it should be included in discussions on Arctic fishing given the island nation’s location, fishing industry and scientific research into sustainable marine environments.