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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 2000-093 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, <br />APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES, RATES, CHARGES AND <br />REGULATIONS FOR PORT AND HARBOR FACILITIES FOR THE CITY OF <br />SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a proposal has been made for the construction or reconstruction of capital <br />improvements within the Seward Small Boat Harbor (the "improvements") and for the City to borrow <br />money and issue its revenue bonds for the purpose of financing the costs of the improvements; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, vessels using the City's docks and small boat harbor facilities impact the harbor <br />facilities and operations throughout the small boat harbor, primarily vessels carrying passengers for <br />hire, by large numbers of people traveling on the ramps, docks, and walkways to board vessels; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the estimated cost of the improvements is not to exceed $3,000,000 which <br />would be paid through the issuance of revenue bonds by the City; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in order to retire the bonds authorized to provide amounts to pay for the <br />improvements, the City would, among other things, agree to collect passenger fees in an amount <br />sufficient to pay expenses and debt service on the revenue bonds; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City Council to collect only those passenger fees sufficient <br />to pay expenses and debt service on the revenue bonds and for other capital improvements in the <br />Seward Small Boat Harbor; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City Council to not adopt new passenger fees while the <br />revenue bonds are outstanding, and the passenger fees provided for in this resolution shall sunset on <br />payment of the revenue bonds; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the existing port and harbor tariff regulations providing for rules, rates, charges <br />and regulations for port and harbor facilities for the City of Seward, Alaska, must be amended to <br />impose a passenger fee in order to provide the funds to pay expenses and debt service on the revenue <br />bonds and for other capital improvements in the Seward Small Boat Harbor; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to Seward City Code Section 7.10.610, the City Council shall set, by <br />resolution, the rates for use of all harbor facilities. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />