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Sponsored by: Administration <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-063 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, REQUESTING THE USDA NATURAL RESOURCES <br />CONSERVATION SERVICES EXPEDITIOUSLY COMPLETE SOILS <br />SURVEYS IN THE SEWARD AREA <br />WHEREAS, flooding has occurred in the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area <br />(SBCFSA) repeatedly; and <br />WHEREAS, a federal disaster has been proclaimed within SBCFSA three times since <br />1986; and <br />WHEREAS, there are currently no accurate soils maps available for the lands within the <br />SBCFSA; and <br />WHEREAS, accurate soil mapping is necessary to help define historic flood zones and <br />to predict effects of future flooding events; and <br />WHEREAS, to provide the best possible management for flooding issues within the <br />SBCFSA accurate soils mapping is necessary; and <br />WHEREAS, the KPB Flood Plain Task Force and the SBCFSA are taking every <br />reasonable action to minimize future flood damage; and <br />WHEREAS, the KPB Flood Plain Task Force has identified the need for accurate soils <br />maps to allow analysis of historic flood events and for use in designing flood prevention <br />structures and flood reduction planning; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward Planning and Zoning Commission supported this <br />resolution at its July 7, 2009 meeting and recommended Council's approval; and <br />WHEREAS, the SBCFSA Board supported this resolution at its July 6, 2009 meeting. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />Section 1. The City of Seward officially request that the USDA Natural Resources <br />Conservation Service prioritize the SBCFSA for completion of soils survey as soon as possible. <br />Section 2. Copies of this resolution shall be sent to USDA Natural Resources <br />Conservation Service, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Kenai Peninsula <br />Borough. <br />Section 3. This resolution takes effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />