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<br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PORT AND COMMERCE ADVISORY BOARD <br />RESOLUTION 2004-07 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE PORT AND COMMERCE ADVISORY BOARD <br />OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE DESIGNATION <br />OF A PORTION OF THE NEW SOUTH HARBOR UPLANDS ADDITION AS <br />THE SITE FOR A MARINERS' MEMORIAL <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward's history and economy are tied to its position as a seaport; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward has no memorial representing the many locals who dedicated their lives <br />to service at sea, and others who lost their lives in our local waters; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, survivors of local mariners have had memorial plaques made but have no <br />where designated to display them; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward has no good venue for its annual Blessing of the Fleet and other <br />marine-oriented ceremonies; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a mariners' memorial could also serve as a reminder of our maritime history <br />and the importance of safe boating practices; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the local Kenai Fjords Yacht Club donated $1000 (one-thousand dollars) in <br />March 2004 to start a Mariner' Memorial Fund through the 2003 Seward Centennial non-profit <br />account; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, other donations and grants would be sought by local residents and <br />organizations to fund the design, construction, and maintenance of the mariner's memorial. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PORT AND COMMERCE <br />ADVISORY BOARD OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, THAT: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Port and Commerce Advisory Board supports designating a portion of the <br />new south harbor uplands addition for the location of a mariners' memorial. <br /> <br />Section 2. The mariners' memorial would be funded by the Mariners' Memorial Fund. <br /> <br />Section 3. Other donations and grants would be sought to fund the design, construction, and <br />maintenance of the mariners' memorial. <br /> <br />Section 4. This resolution shall take affect immediately upon its adoption. <br />