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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Staff <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-064 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A <br />COOPERATIVE FIRE CONTROL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE <br />FOREST SERVICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE <br />AND THE CITY OF SEWARD <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Forest Service has responsibility for prevention, detection and suppression <br />of wildland fires on National Forest administered lands, and on adjacent lands or intermingled State <br />and private lands for which the Forest Service has assumed fire management responsibility through <br />agreements with the State of Alaska, Division of Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Fire Department has responsibility for prevention, detection and <br />suppression of all fires including wildland fires within the City of Seward; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, structures and land protected by the Seward Fire Department are intermingled <br />or adjacent to lands protected by the Forest Service; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is mutually advantageous and in the best interest for the Seward Fire <br />Department and the Forest Service to coordinate their efforts in the prevention, detection and <br />suppression of wildland fires in and adjacent to their areas ofresponsibility. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that <br /> <br />Section 1. The Council hereby finds that, for the reason stated above, that the Cooperative <br />Fire Control agreement is in the public interest <br /> <br />Section 2. The Cooperative Fire Control agreement between the Forest Service and the City <br />of Seward is hereby approved in substantial form as attached hereto and the City Manager is <br />authorized to sign the agreement in substantial form on behalf of the City of Seward. <br /> <br />Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately following its adoption. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council ofthe City of Seward, Alaska, this 14 day <br />of May , 2001. <br />