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Sponsored by: Oates <br />Motion to Reconsider <br />Failed OS/11/2009 <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-035 <br />A RESOLUTION OF T[IF. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AMENDING THE CITY PARKING FF.F.S SCHEDULE FOR <br />CITY-OWNED PARKING LOTS, TEMPORARILY DECREASING DAl1:Y <br />PARKING FEES, EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2009 THROUGH DECEMBEK 31, <br />2009 <br />WHEREAS, the Seward City Council passed Resolution 2007-126 on November 26, 2007, <br />authorizing an increase in parking fees for 2008, representing an increase from $5.00 to $10.00 per <br />day in daily parking fees; and <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, the administration seeks to provide rate relief for customers to encourage them to choose <br />Seward as their recreation and business destination; and <br />WHEREAS, in response to customer comments, the City seeks to make itmore convenient <br />for the customers currently paying separately for launch fees, parking fees, and camping fees, by <br />eliminating the launch fees altogether, and reducing the parking fees; and <br />WHEREAS, the 2009 Parking Operating Budget estimates daily parking lot revenues of <br />$209,500, and this reduction in fees is estimated to reduce parking revenues by at least $104,750, in <br />addition to the $15,000 contribution the Parking Enterprise Fund is making to help offset lost launch <br />fees in the Harbor Enterprise Fund; and <br />WHEREAS, assuming that the Parking Enterprise Fund fully funds its capital budget items <br />in 2009 totaling $340,000 ($250,000 for sealing, striping lots, and $90,000 for automated pay <br />stations), the further one-year loss in revenue will result in a positive, total ending cashbalance in the <br />Parking Enterprise Fund of approximately $50,000; and <br />WHEREAS, in addition to the temporary reduction in parking fees (this dots not affect <br />parking passes), the administration will recommend reducing daily launch fees to zero during the <br />same May through December, 2009 period. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE 1"I' RESOLVIa BY 1'HE CITY COUNCIL OFTIIE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1. The Seward City Council hereby amends the City parking fcc schedule for City- <br />