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Sponsored by: Gales <br />CITY OF SF,IYARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-043 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THF, CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUBMITTING AN ADVISORY BALLOT PROPOSITION TO THE <br />QUAI,1 FIED VOTERS AT THE OCTOBER 6, 2009 REGULAR 1~9UNIC[PAL <br />ELF,CTION REGARDING WHETHER FLUORIDE SHOULD BE AllDED <br />TO TIIE CITY OF SF,WARD WATER <br />WHEREAS, SGS (City's certified lab) conducted a standard water test, that measures 0.1 <br />parts per million and higher, on March 9, 2009 and fluoride was not detected in the Seward City <br />water; and <br />WHEREAS, the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) established the optimwn <br />concentration for fluoride in the United States in the range of U.7 to 1.2 parts per million; and <br />WHEREAS, fluoridation of community water supplies involves the addition of fluoride to <br />the public water supply to an optima] level to reduce the incidence of tooth decay; and <br />~~'HEREAS, a Seward Fluoridation Study was conducted by Michael L. Foster & <br />Associates, Inc, on April 13, ?009 addressing fluoride fornis, corrosion, chemical feed, regulatory <br />requirements, code compliance, operator certification, costs, and fluoride removal; and <br />WHF.RF.AS, according to the Fluoridation Study the approximate cost of fluoridating the <br />water are $130,000 for capital costs and $24,000 for annual costs; and <br />WHEREAS, the hidian Health Service may contribute up to 21 % ofthe capital infrasttuchtre <br />costs; and <br />WHEREAS, there are pros and cons to adding fluoride to community water supplies and <br />there is passion among both the proponents and opponents of fluoridation; and <br />WHEREAS, this resolution will place the issue ofwhether fluoride should be added to the <br />City of Seward water on the ballot as an advisory vote allowing the qualified voters to advise the <br />City Council on whether to fluoridate the water or not; and <br />WHEREAS, the advisory vote on adding fluoride to the City of Seward's water is non <br />binding, the City Council will consider the voting results. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SE~~'ARD, ALASKA, that: <br />