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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-029 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />SEWARD, ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE SEWARD POLICE <br />DEPARTivIENT'S "RECOVERY ACT: ASSISTANCE TO RURAL <br />LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COMBAT CRIME AND DRUGS: <br />CATEGORY I: COMBATING RURAL CRIME" APPLICATION <br />IN THE AMOUNT OF $300,000 <br />WHEREAS, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARR.A) of 2009 is <br />intended by Congress to stimulate the American economy; and <br />WHERF,AS, 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 Sera-ard Police Department <br />with the opportunity to apply for granted funding, with no match required; and <br />WHEREAS, $2 billion in Recovery Act 2009 funding allocations for state and <br />local law enforcement assistance is available through the Edward Byrne Justice <br />Assistance Grant (JAG) Programs; and <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Police Department's current video surveillance system <br />is a piece of critical city infrastructure and is outdated and iu need of expansion; and 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. <br />NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF <br />THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1: The Seward City Council recognizes the need to upgrade and expand <br />the existing video surveillance system. <br />Section 2: The Seward City Council supports the Seward Police Department's <br />application through the Department Justice, Office of Justice Program, Assistance to <br />Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Dnugs Competitive Grant for $300,000. <br />Section 3: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />