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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -077 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT A 2009 <br /> ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $69,909 <br /> AND CONTRIBUTE THE REQUIRED GRANT MATCH OF $3,679 FOR <br /> THE PURCHASE OF NEW MOBILE AND PORTABLE RADIOS, FLOW <br /> TESTING EQUIPMENT FOR SELF - CONTAINED BREATHING <br /> APPARATUS AND TRAINING, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, in 2009 all departments were asked to be conservative on their budgetary <br /> requests for the new two year budgets for 2010 and 2011, and there were insufficient funds available <br /> for the purchase of new radios; and <br /> WHEREAS, the fire department desires to equip every volunteer with necessary safety <br /> equipment and develop the capability to test equipment in -house which will save money and provide <br /> more timely testing of equipment; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Fire Department, applied for and was awarded a 2009 Assistance to <br /> Firefighters Grant in the amount of $69,909.00 with a required 5 % match: $3,679.00; and <br /> �r. <br /> WHEREAS, these funds will be used to purchase new mobile and portable radios that will <br /> meet FCC requirements and are ALMR capable, and purchase an air -flow testing unit and laptop <br /> computer to conduct flow -tests on the self - contained breathing apparatus. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Council authorizes the City Manager to enter into an agreement <br /> with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Division of Homeland Security, in <br /> the form of the2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, as attached hereto. . <br /> Section 2. The City Council authorizes the City Manager to accept grant funds in <br /> the amount of $69,909 to account no. 851- 8510- 4680 -0100, to contribute the required <br /> matching funds of $3,679 from the City's General Fund account no. 101- 0000 -3071- <br /> 0851, and to appropriate the total amount of $73,588 to account no. 851- 8510 -5460. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the city of Seward, Alaska, this 23 day of <br /> August, 2010. <br />