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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-032 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />SEWARD, ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE SF,WARD POLICE <br />DEPARTMENT'S "RECOVERY ACT: ASSISTANCE, TO RURAL <br />LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COMBAT CRIME, AND llRUGS: <br />CATEGORY IV: FACILITATING RURAL JUSTICE <br />INFORMATION SHARING "APPLICATION IN 'I'IIE AMOUNT <br />OF $170,000 FOR THE PURCIiASE OF A DIGITAL STORAGE <br />UNIT, PROGRAMMING, NF,TWORKING, AND iVIOBILE DATA <br />TERMINALS <br />WHEREAS, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 is <br />intended by Congress to stimulate the American economy; and <br />WHEREAS, appropriations have been made to federal agencies through the <br />ARRA in order to help stimulate local economies: and <br />WHEREAS, ARRA presents the City of Seward and Seward Police Department <br />with the opportunity to apply for granted funding, with no match required; and <br />"- WHERF,AS, $2 billion in Recovery Act 2009 finding allocations for state and <br />local law enforcement assistance is available through the Edward Byrne Justice <br />Assistance Grant (JAG) Programs; and <br />WHERF,AS, the Seward Police Department has no integrated digital system <br />capable of storage and communication both within the department and with cooperating <br />law enforcement agencies; and, <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Assistance to <br />Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Competitive Grant program <br />includes $125 million in funding available through competitive grants; and <br />WHEREAS, the Recovery Act: Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat <br />Crime and Drugs: category IV: Facilitating Rural Justice Information Sharing grant <br />application is due on April 22, 2009. <br />NOW THEREFORE BF, IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF <br />THE. CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />