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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-036 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, TEMPORARILY AMENDING THE TIME CONSTRAINTS AND <br />ELIMINATING FREE PARKING IN VARIOUS HARBOR AREA PARKING <br />LOTS, EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2009 THROUGI[ DECEMBER 31, 2009 <br />WHEREAS, due to the current economic climate and the potential for higher fuel costs and <br />lower disposable income to discourage visitors from visiting Seward for recreation and business <br />purposes; and <br />WHEREAS, the administration seeks to provide rate relief for customers to encourage them <br />to choose Seward as their recreation and business destination; and <br />WHEREAS, while providing rate relief in some locations, it is appropriate and necessary to <br />review the impacts of all services; and <br />WHEREAS, the reduction of parking fees from $10.00 per day to $5.00 per day will provide <br />an economic benefit to the majority of parking customers. ]t remains necessaryto provide short term, <br />convenience parking for a smaller number of customers; and <br />'"'~ WHEREAS, the Center (Middle) Lot will temporari ly allow "free" parking at all times, but <br />enforce a rivo-hour maximum time constraint by towing at the owner's expense: and <br />WHEREAS, formerly °`free parking" for the first two hours shall be eliminated in all Harbor <br />area parking lots (South, North, New South Harbor and Northeast Lots) requiring each customer to <br />pay $5 per day. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BF. IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1. The City Council of the City of Seward hereby amends the City parking fee <br />schedule (Attachment A) for City owned parking lots (South, North, Ncw South llarbor and <br />Northeast Lots) requiring each customer to pay $5 per day, eliminating former "first two hours free" <br />for the period May 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, after which time, said rate relief shall expire <br />and rates shall be as approved in Resolution 2007-122 on November 26, 2007. <br />Section 2. The City Council amends the City parking fee schedule (Attachment A) allowing <br />"free" parking, and enforcing atwo-hour maximum time consh•aint. <br />Section 3. This resolution shall take effect 10 days after adoption. <br />