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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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Sponsored by: Administration <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-061 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA REQUESTING THAT THE STATE OF ALASKA EXEMPT <br />FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECTS IN THE SEWARD AREA FROM THE <br />GRAVEL ROYALTY FEE, AS IT APPLIES TO ALL FLOWING WATERS <br />INTO RESURRECTION BAY, IN THE VICINITY OF SEWARD ALASKA <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Bear Creek Flood service area, Kenai Peninsula Borough and <br />the City of Seward are working to lessen impacts to flooding in the Seward area; and <br />WHEREAS, the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources charges a mineral <br />resources extraction royalty fee of $3.25 per cubic yard for gravel; and <br />WHEREAS, this extraction royalty fee makes flood control projects more expensive <br />and cost prohibitive; and <br />WHEREAS, charging a royalty fee for gravel extraction for flood mitigation projects is <br />contrary to protecting public health and safety; and <br />WHEREAS, stream bed loading due to sediment deposits increase the frequency of <br />flooding in the Seward area; and <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board, the Kenai Peninsula <br />Borough and the City of Seward are working towards stream bed load removal and other flood <br />control options in the Seward area; and <br />WHEREAS, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Flood Plain Task Force voted on April 15, <br />2009 in support of the State of Alaska exempting flood mitigation projects in the Seward Area <br />from the gravel royalty fee, as it applies to all flowing waters into Resurrection Bay, in the <br />vicinity of Seward, Alaska anal requested other legislative bodies do the same; and <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board, the Seward Planning and <br />Zoning Commission and the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board have voted <br />unanimously in support of this request. <br />NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1. All flowing waters into Resurrection Bay in the vicinity of Seward, Alaska are <br />continually filling with sediment and debris that must be removed to lessen the flood events in <br />the Seward area. <br />Section 2. The gravel deposits in these streams need to be removed regularly to ensure <br />the economic viability of the community as well as ensure public health and safety. <br />
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