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POSTPONF,D INDEFINENTLY Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-026 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, ADOPTING A WEAPONS DISCHARGE AND TRAPPING AREA <br />MAP,1 DENTIFYING AND DESIGNATING THE PORTIONS OF THE CITY <br />WHERE TRAPPING, THE USE OF FIREARMS, AND ARCHERY <br />EQUIPMENT WILL BE ALLOWED BY PERMIT <br />WHEREAS, there has been a history of hunting and trapping in portions of the city; and <br />WHEREAS, Seward City Code Section 9.05.310 TrappinE of Animals Prohibited states <br />that Council will designate an area for the trapping of marten, mink and weasel by box set pursuant <br />to State of Alaska trapping regulations and by valid permit; and <br />WHEREAS, Seward City Code Section 10.10.030 Discharge of Weapons states that <br />Council will designate areas by resolution that are open to the public for the discharge of [irearnls <br />and the use of archery equipment; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward has the authority and ability to restrict the discharge of <br />firearms in Seward where people and property maybe at risk; and <br />WHEREAS, the issuance of permits for the use of weapons in designated areas will assist <br />the Seward Police Department in promoting safety for all residents; and <br />WHEREAS, there are concerns about the increasing presence of bears and the use of deadly <br />force in residential areas; and <br />WHEREAS, there is a desire to reduce the impact of bears within the city while also <br />allowing hunting in accordance with State of Alaska hunting laws. <br />NOW, THF,REFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, A[.ASKA, that: <br />Section 1. The attached map designates the areas open to the public for trapping, <br />discharging firearms, and the use of archery equipment, by valid permit. <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take eflect immediately upon its adoption. <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />