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Sponsored ny: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-031 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THF, CITY OF <br />SEWARD, ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE SEWARD POLICE <br />DEPAR'TMENT'S "RF,COVERY ACT: ASSISTANCE TO RURAL <br />LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COMBAT CRI1~7E AND DRUGS: <br />CATEGORY I: COMBATING RURAL CRIME" APPLICATION <br />IN THE AMOUNT OF 575,000 FOR TRAFFIC RADAR <br />ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT ANll DIGITAL DASH CAMERAS <br />WHEREAS, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 is <br />intended by Congress to stimulate the American economy; and <br />WHEREAS, appropriations have been made to federal agencies through the <br />ARRA in order to help stimulate local economics: and <br />WHEREAS, ARRA presents the City of Seward and Seward Police Department <br />with the opportunity to apply for granted funding, with no match required; and <br />WHEREAS, $2 billion in Recovery Act 2009 funding allocations for state and <br />local law enforcement assistance is available lhrottgh the Edward Byrne Justice <br />Assistance Crant (JAG) Programs; and <br />WHEREAS, radars for traffic enforcement and digital dash cameras would help <br />etiltance the Police officer's and public's safety; and <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Assistance to <br />Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant prograrn <br />includes $125 million in funding available through competitive grants; and <br />WHF,REAS, the Recovery Act: Assistance to Rural Category L Combating Rural <br />Crime grant application is due on April 22, 2009. <br />NOW 'THERF,FORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF <br />THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1: 'The Seward City Council recognizes the need for new traffic radar <br />equipment and digital dash cameras to enhance public and Police officer safety. <br />