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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-056 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PAY DUES OWED <br />TO THE ALASKA RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION <br />(ARECA) FOR THE YEAR 2001 IN THE AMOUNT OF $14,332.00 <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska Rural Electric Cooperative Association (ARECA) IS the <br />organization representing telephone and electric utilities in the State of Alaska; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the ARECA organization provides a forum and opportunity for interaction <br />ard professional coordination of Electric Utility Activities and is an extremely valuable organization <br />f6r the City to belong to and participate in; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the dues for ARECA for the year 2001 are $14,332.00; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, these dues represent an approximate 22% increase over 2000 dues due to the <br />resignation ofMatanuska Electric Association from the ARECA organization; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is important for the City of Seward to maintain contact on a professional <br />basis with other electric utilities in the State of Alaska, and in the Nation, in order to benefit from <br />their larger sizes which allows us to participate in multiple training and educational programs which <br />we cannot afford to support on the 10ca11eveL <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section L The City Manager is authorized to pay the year 2001 dues to ARECA in the <br />amount of$14,332.00. <br /> <br />Section 2.. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the city of Seward, Alaska, this 23rd <br />day of Apri1200L <br /> <br />THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> <br />r,L (C~J <br />Edgar Blatchford, Mayor <br />