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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> z <br /> ,., CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2012 -057 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A <br /> GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION MUNICIPAL MATCHING GRANT <br /> PROGRAM WITH A TOTAL AWARD OF $2,508,000 FOR PHASE II OF <br /> THE NORTH SEWARD WATER STORAGE TANK AND PUMPING <br /> FACILITY PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, for over 10 years, City staff has been pursuing funding necessary to construct a <br /> 520,000 gallon water storage tank and pumping facility in an effort to increase necessary chlorine <br /> contact time and buffer demand for water during periods of peak tourism; and <br /> WHEREAS, City staff submitted numerous applications with the Department of <br /> Environmental Conservation Municipal Matching Grant; and <br /> WHEREAS, in 2010, City staff was successful in acquiring grant monies through the <br /> American Reinvestment and Recovery Act sufficient to complete Phase One of The North Seward <br /> Water Storage Tank Project: Waterline Intertie; and <br /> WHEREAS, staff continued to pursue the remaining $4,500,000 in funding necessary to <br /> compete Phase II of the North Seward Water Storage Tank and Pumping Facility; and <br /> WHEREAS, an additional $1,991,999 in state appropriated funds has been identified and <br /> approved as the required match for this grant; <br /> WHEREAS, in August of 2011, the City of Seward through the State of Alaska Department <br /> of Environmental Conservation submitted questionnaires seeking funding for the completion of the <br /> North Seward Water Storage Tank and Pumping Facility Phase II; and <br /> WHEREAS, in September of 2011 the Seward City Council designated the North Seward <br /> Water Storage Tank and Pumping Facility Phase II as the City's number one local state funding <br /> priority for fiscal year 2013; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City successfully procured an additional $2,508,000 in funding through the <br /> Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation,Municipal Matching Grant Program; and <br /> WHEREAS, the grant funds may be used to provide contractual services, engineering, <br /> design planning, permitting, project support and construction management; and <br /> WHEREAS, accepting the total award amount of $2,508,000 from the Department of <br />