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CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -015 <br /> WHEREAS, the Indian Health Service may contribute up to 21% of the capital infrastructure <br /> costs for the fluoridation of community water; 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, resolution 2009 -043 addressed the issue of whether fluoride should be added to <br /> the City of Seward water, and authorized placing the question on the ballot as an advisory vote to <br /> allow the qualified voters to advise the City Council on whether or not to fluoridate the water; and <br /> WHEREAS, resolution 2009 -043 advisory ballot was titled as follows: "Proposition 1. <br /> (Advisory) Shall fluoride be added to the City of Seward water to the level of (0.7 -1.2 parts per <br /> million) recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service "; and <br /> WHEREAS, the results of the October 6, 2008 regular election which included an advisory <br /> vote were as follows: Election Day votes (Yes: 229 versus No: 206); after canvass votes (Yes: 50 <br /> versus No: 28); and the total votes were (Yes: 279 and No: 234); and <br /> WHEREAS, the advisory vote on adding fluoride to the City of Seward's water was non <br /> binding; and <br /> WHEREAS, at the January 11, 2010 council meeting the Seward City Council was given <br /> information concerning the pros and cons of fluoridating the City of Seward water supply in the <br /> range of 0.7 to 1.2 parts per million. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> Section 1. The city council recognizes and supports the public health benefits of community <br /> water fluoridation for preventing dental decay and is committed to the safe and effective practice of <br /> water fluoridation as defined by the Centers for Disease Control Preventions' Engineering and <br /> Administrative Recommendation to Water Fluoridation. <br /> Section 2. The city council directs the city manager to hire a qualified professional <br /> engineering firm for an amount not to exceed $50,000, to determine the impacts and requirements in <br /> terms of equipment, training, infrastructure, and safeguards of adding fluoride to City of Seward <br /> water system. The findings and conclusions from this study, and other requirements for the water <br /> system, shall be considered by the city council prior to the appropriation of funds for adding fluoride <br /> to the City of Seward water supply. <br />