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Sponsored by: Clerk <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2012 -066 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, APPROPRIATING $50,000 FOR THE FUTURE PURCHASE <br /> OF A NEW RECORDING AND SOUND SYSTEM IN THE CITY <br /> COUNCIL CHAMBERS <br /> WHEREAS, the Council Chambers recording and sound system was last upgraded in the <br /> mid- 1990's and is now in desperate need of replacement both for recording and broadcasting <br /> purposes; and <br /> WHEREAS, while not required to, the City Council Meetings are televised the <br /> community, through the generous assistance provided by local cable television provider GCI and <br /> it is the intent of the City Clerk's Office to continue this courtesy to the community; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward 2010 -2011 Capital Improvement Plan included potential <br /> funds for the purpose of a new Recording and Sound System in the City Council Chambers; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Clerk was not able to purchase this system in the 2010 -2011 <br /> budget cycle; and <br /> row <br /> WHEREAS, projects on the council approved Capital Improvement Plan are potentially <br /> funded by revenue sharing's passed on to the City of Seward through the State of Alaska, which <br /> the city did receive from the state during the 2010 -2011 budget, but which the City Council <br /> appropriated for the purpose of paying down a loan between the General Fund and the Electric <br /> Fund; and <br /> WHEREAS, the 2010 -2011 Capital Improvement Plan allocated funds in the amount of <br /> $40,000 for the purchase of a new recording and sound system and $10,000 for the replacement <br /> of a new records management software program; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Clerk's Office was able to purchase a records management <br /> software program outright in 2008 which is believed to be a sufficient program for the city so <br /> therefore the City Clerk intended to request a re- appropriation of $50,000 for a new recording <br /> and sound system; and <br /> WHEREAS, because these funds were appropriated to pay down Electric Fund loans, the <br /> City Clerk is now requesting an appropriation from the General Fund to pay for a new recording <br /> and sound system. <br /> L.. <br />