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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2017-009 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA,DECLARING A STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DUE TO <br /> EXTREME WEATHER AND HEAVY SNOW IN THE CITY OF SEWARD <br /> AND REQUESTING ASSISTANCE <br /> WHEREAS,commencing on,January 20,2017 the City of Seward and outlying areas began <br /> to experience heavy snow fall resulting in threat to life and property; and <br /> WHEREAS, on January 21, 2017 the City Manager issued a Disaster Emergency <br /> Declaration,requesting interagency assistance; and <br /> WHEREAS, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Navarre and KPD Emergency Manager Scott <br /> Walden were notified of the City's situation and Declaration; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward is a political subdivision within the Kenai Peninsula <br /> Borough and the State of Alaska; and <br /> WHEREAS, City crews were monitoring the situation and working to keep emergency <br /> services roads open. By Saturday morning January 21,2017,over two and a half feet of snow had <br /> fallen and city crews have worked throughout the weekend to mitigate excessive damage and protect <br /> nearby structures and city utility infrastructure; and <br /> WHEREAS,costs associated with this event are unexpected and unbudgeted; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward hereby requests financial assistance due to conditions <br /> beyond the control of the City's personnel and resources and requiring the combined forces of other <br /> agencies;therefore the City requests inter jurisdictional aid and assistance; and <br /> WHEREAS,consent by the city council must be obtained if the declaration of disaster is to <br /> be continued or renewed for a period in excess of seven(7) days. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. A disaster emergency per AS 26.23.140; is declared to exist within the City of <br /> Seward, as attached hereto. <br /> Section 2. It is requested that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor declare a disaster <br /> emergency to exist as described in AS 26.23 and provide assistance to the City of Seward in its <br /> response and recovery from this event. <br />