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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 2000-080 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, OPPOSING THE STATE'S WCALBONDING REQUIREMENT <br />TO PAY FOR HARBOR DEFERRED MAINTENANCE <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT <br />& PF) has the authority to sell public harbor facilities to an incorporated city; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the condition of the harbors and the ownership costs associated with major <br />repairs and replacement have been a road block for communities to want to take over ownerships of <br />these state facilities; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in 1992, 17 facilities have been transferred, with a total state appropriation of <br />$20,624,100; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in 2000, 8 communities with 19 facilities were prepared to execute transfer <br />agreements, subject to an appropriation of$26,885,800; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, last minute changes in HB 281 requires local communities to issue bonds to pay <br />for the deferred maintenance with reimbursement subject to legislative appropriation; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the local communities do not support the revised legislation that shifts the <br />burden of bonding for the funds onto the local communities who are accepting ownership of the <br />State's poorly maintained facilities; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, these communities have cooperated with DOT & PF for many years to develop <br />the transfer program, have invested substantial funds in planning and design in preparation for the <br />completion of the needed maintenance and repairs, have worked directly and cooperated fully with <br />legislators for many years in the process of drafting alternative legislation, and deserve to be treated <br />equally with other communities who have already received the deferred maintenance appropriations <br />since 1992: <br /> <br />~OW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The City of Seward opposes the requirement that requires local municipalities <br />must bond to pay for the State's deferred maintenance costs for harbors. <br />