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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-077 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />SEWARD, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO <br />ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH PND <br />ENGINEERS, INC., AND RE-APPROPRIATING FUNDS NOT TO <br />EXCEED $26,100, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING A <br />TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT GENERATING ECONOMIC <br />RECOVERY (TIGER) GRANT REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION <br />OF THE SEWARD MARINE INDUSTRIAL CENTER BASIN <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward identified the development and completion of <br />the north dock basin in the SMIC area as a Calendar Year 2009 State legislative priority <br />in Resolution 2009-009 approved by the City Council on February 9, 2009; and <br />WHEREAS, communities in the State of Alaska have been given an opportunit <br />to apply for up to $100 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic <br />Recovery (TIGER) grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation; and <br />WHEREAS, if awarded, a TIGER grant could provide the funding necessary to <br />complete the breakwater and basin at the Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC), <br />which would establish a docking facility for accommodating vessels more than 60 feet in <br />length; and <br />WHEREAS, submission of the TIGER Grant application sends a powerful signal <br />to the National Science Foundation and the University of Alaska Fairbanks that the City <br />of Seward is actively pursuing a permanent docking solution for the Alaska Region <br />Research Vessel; and <br />WHEREAS, the City does not have the engineering expertise or personnel to <br />complete a competitive TIGER grant application; and <br />WHEREAS, the City application for a TIGER grant from the US Department of <br />Transportation is due by September 15, 2009; and <br />WHEREAS, the City requested quotes from three engineer firms to complete a <br />TIGER grant application and received two responses, both of which were deemed <br />qualified to complete the TIGER grant application; and, <br />WHEREAS, the least expensive quote of $26,100 was from PND Engineers, Inc., <br />and the administration recommends award to PND Engineers, Inc. <br />