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<br />20 <br /> <br />City of Seward, Alaska <br />January 18, 1995 <br /> <br />Historic Preservation Commission Minutes <br />Volume 1, Page 20 <br /> <br />authority to stop construction on the project if anything of historical value was identified during <br />the excavation. <br /> <br />In response to a question from Seavey, Sims stated that the structure of the Seward <br />Machine Shop was not identified as a model for the design of the SeaLife Center building. She <br />noted that the type of architecture for the building had not yet been selected. <br /> <br />Darryl Schaefermeyer, SAAMS Project Administrator, informed the commission that <br />SAAMS carried full responsibility for the design. construction, insurance and operation costs <br />associated with the project. He further noted that the City was under no obligation to fund <br />construction or operation of the SeaLife Center according to the agreement. <br /> <br />Schaefermeyer stated that the design plans for the building, including types of materials <br />and colors, were in the initial development stages. He continued by discussing the construction <br />time frame for the project. <br /> <br />Sims encouraged the commission to involve SAAMS in discussions or plans to refurbish <br />Hoben Park. <br /> <br />SPECIAL ORDERS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS None <br /> <br />RESOLUTIONS <br /> <br />Resolution No. 95-01, supporting the Seward Senior Citizens, Inc. project to <br />relocate the Senior Center and provide senior housing at the Jesse Lee Home. <br /> <br />MOTION (Skibeness\ Wiley) <br /> <br />Approve Resolution No. 95-01. <br /> <br />In response to a question from Wiley, Martin informed the commission that if the Jesse <br />Lee Home were turned into a non-profit entity the property would be removed from the tax roles. <br /> <br />Corrigan stated that if the project was funded, the Jesse Lee Home would enhance the <br />surrounding area and ultimately increase the tax base. He stated his support of the resolution. <br /> <br />Wiley requested information on how the proposed project might affect liability issues. <br />Martin stated that the city could possibly foreclose on the property for assessments due. He noted <br />that, if the city foreclosed on the property, the city would be in a better position to assist the <br />Seward Senior Citizen's Inc. with the project. <br /> <br />Capra expressed his support of the resolution. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br />