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<br />Cityof&ward. Alas/w <br /> <br />Port and Commerce Advisory Board Alillute.~ <br />Volume 3, Page 113 <br /> <br />anticipating. Janke said it could drastically affect the amount of cargo that comes to Seward by ship_ <br /> <br />Janke spoke about the Marine Fuel Tax and said that Seward is still very hopeful. He said <br />he would be testifYing before the House Transportation Committee. He also reported that in the last <br />couple of months, he and Kent Dawson have met with approximately a dozen legislators. Wille <br />referenced Paul Fuhs' visit to the board, regarding formation of a port authority and wondered about <br />receiving 1\4arine Fuel Tax if we were a Port Authority. Janke said municipalities can have dedicated <br />taxcs, he explained, a business collects $.05 per gallon offucl, $.02 is sent to the State and $.03 to <br />the City. <br /> <br />Janke spoke about A VTEC's funding and the need for protection and support of such <br />funding lie said Fred Esposito is to meet with some essential legislators to gain their support. Long <br />asked if the University of Alaska would seek the long-term funding, Janke said what they would like <br />to see is A VTEC getting better positioned politically <br /> <br />.lanke said the KPB Mayor Bagley would be in Seward on January 14, to talk about such <br />things as animal control, foreign trade zone, and Lowell Creek Road's bridge among other items_ <br /> <br />Harbormaster Beckham reported on the following: <br /> <br />The t JSCG Cutter Storis will be visiting Seward on January 7-9 <br /> <br />Sandy Sandefur retired effective December 31 and he reported that the Harbor would be short <br />one pemon in the office for three months. <br /> <br />Regarding Year 2000 (Y2K), no problems have arisen with the harbor's older database <br />Beckham said we arc mnning the old and new systems side by side. <br /> <br />On January 19, Tryck, Nyman and Hayes will be in Seward to hold a work session at the <br />Port and Commerce Advisory Board meeting to report on Phase I ufthe North Harbor Rtmovation <br />Project including scope of the work, cost estimates, options for lighting electrical pedestals, ramp <br />approaches, etc_ He spoke about the major issue so far being the American Disability Act (ADA) <br />access and proposed new rules for recreational harbors on ADA access Beckham mentioned that <br />the rules say that you must provide ADA accesses to your facilities He said we would need one <br />access ramp for each urthe float systems and that could possibly mean a total uf 4-5 accesses disabled <br />slips must be closest to or adjacent to float access system designed for ADA access and those arc to <br />be closest to the facilities ashore that support the harbor. lIe questioned which interpretation for <br />ADA sJips would he used, one is treated like vehicle parking spaces where no one but handicapped <br />persons may use them and they can go unused for periods of time 01 are they like hotel rooms where <br />if needed the hotel can rent out the handicapped room. Ht\ explained the main issue is thc ramp it <br />can not be longer than 60 feet then at every 60 feet is a five [oat flat spot and can not exceed a slope <br />of J-20 tide ranges. He said that we would have tu have a four-ramp system at $500,000 to <br />$800,000 per ramp access. Beckham in answer to Long's question said that in the Puget Sound there <br />are ADA compliaJlt harbors. He told of a 36-sJip harbor that had an elaborate handicap system and <br />