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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2000-149 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OFTHE CITY OF SEW ARD,ALASKA, <br />AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT <br />WITH ALASKA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT AUTHORITY <br />(AIDE A) TO PAY A PORTION OF THE REMAINING FUNDING REQUIRED TO <br />COMPLETE THE SOUTHERN INTERTIE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT <br />STATEMENT <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward (COS) is a participant in the $50 million grant from the <br />State of Alaska to build a new transmission line from Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula, known as <br />the "Southern Intertie"; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chugach Electric Association (CEA), as contractor for the Southern Intertie, <br />has expended approximately $5.9 million to date in preparing an Environmental Impact Statement <br />(EIS); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, CEA estimates that an additional $1.6 million is required to complete the EIS; <br /> <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, although the Alaska Industrial Export Authority (AIDEA), as administrator of <br />the grant funds for the Southern Intertie, has thus far funded the entire EIS effort, they are refusing <br />to fund the remaining cost ofthe EIS unless the participating utilities participate in the expense; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the participating utilities; Chugach Electric Association (CEA), Romer Electric <br />Association (REA), Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA), Matanuska Electric Association <br />(MEA), Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (ML&P), and the City of Seward (COS), (with the <br />exception of MEA) have entered into an agreement with AIDEA to pay 25% ofthe remaining costs <br />ofthe EIS (up to a total of$1 0 million, or $4.1 additional) with AIDEA to fund the remainder from <br />the state grant funds; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward has a 1.44% participation in the project but will be <br />responsible for 1.678% of the 25% utilities share because MEA is refusing to participate; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the 1.678% represents $26,848 for the City of Seward's sl}~e of. the utilities <br />25% share; and __ <.,.' <br /> <br />.: <;' ". ~ ;. <br />WHEREAS, the 1.678% also represents a possible total obligatiori'oft~eity of Seward for <br /> <br />I $69,798 if all of the authorized additional $4.1 million is required to co~p~ete theiEIS. . <br /> <br />. ' <br />