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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SE~VARll, .4I,ASKA <br />.... <br />RESOLUTION 2009-018 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, OPPOSING THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 129 "AN ACT <br />RELATING TO STATE AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING CODF. <br />REQUIRF.MF.NTS FOR FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN CERTAIN <br />RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS" <br />WHEREAS, Senator Menard of District G has introduced a bill which will restrict the <br />municipalities right to require fire sprinklers systems in single-family residential buildings and in <br />residential buildings with not more than two dwelling units; and <br />WHERF,AS, this change in Alaska Statue 29.35 will restrict the community's ability to <br />dctcnnine its own fire protection levels; and <br />WHEREAS, this change will restrict development in certain areas of our community; and <br />WHEREAS, the cost to improve the municipal water service and increase the Fire <br />Department response capabilities are beyond the City of Seward's financial assets. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE I'I' RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br />Section 1. The passage of Senate Bill l29 is not in the best interest of the community oC <br />Seward and will create an unequal level of fire protection within the community. <br />Section 2. The passage of Senate Bill 129 does not allow for the community of Seward to <br />consider all the solutions available to it for providing fire protection in the community. <br />Section 3. The passage of Senate Bill 129 could have development and economic <br />consequences for the City of Seward and its residents. <br />Section 4. This resolution shall take affect immediately upon its adoption. <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council ofthe city of Seward, Alaska, this 23"~ day <br />of March, 2009. <br />THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />Clark Corbridge, Mayor <br />