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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEVVARD, ALASKA <br />RF,SOLU'I'ION 2009-001 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SE`i'ARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO COMPLETE A <br />LAND TRADE WITH TIIE ALASKA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL <br />INSTITUTE (AVTEC) BLOCK l5A FOR CITY OWNED BLOCK 6A <br />WHEREAS, the State of Alaska and the City of Seward are working together to <br />consolidate the AVTEC facility into one State-owned and managed unit by exchanging a portion <br />of said property with the City; and <br />WHEREAS, on April 5, 2007 the Planning and Zoning Commission approved <br />Resolution 2007-07 recommending Council approval of the conveyance of Block 6 to the State <br />of Alaska and found that the conveyance was in the public's interest and that the public health, <br />safety and welfare would he preserved; and <br />WHEREAS, on April 23, 2007 the Seward City Council approved Resolution 2007-037 <br />authorizing the City Manager to begin negotiation with the State of Alaska for the disposal of <br />Block 6 in order to achieve terms satisfactory to both parties; and <br />WHEREAS, on September 8, 2008 the Administration presented the negotiated position <br />for the land exchange to Council; and <br />WHEREAS, Cline and Associates submitted, on behalf of the State of Alaska, a <br />preliminary plat increasing the square footage of Block 6 to 123,477 square feet and <br />decreasing the square footage of Block 15 to 21,723 square feet by creating Block 6A and <br />Block ] SA; and <br />WHEREAS, the preliminary plat was approved by the Seward Planning and "Coning <br />Commission on December 16, 2008 into the proposed configuration negotiated between City <br />Administration and AVTEC; and <br />WHEREAS, the current Block 6 is owned by the City of Seward and leased to the <br />State of Alaska until 2054; and <br />WHEREAS, the current Block ] 5 is owned by the Alaska State Department of <br />Natural Resources; and <br />WHEREAS, the value of the City of Seward obtaining permanent legal access to Two <br />Lakes Park outweighs the price and size difference between the two affected parcels. <br />