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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2009 -136 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> SEWARD, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO <br /> ENTER INTO A SPECIAL CONTRACT WITH THE SEWARD <br /> ASSOCIATION FOR TIIE ADVANCEMENT OF MARINE SCIENCE <br /> (SAAMS) FOR ADJUSTED ELECTRIC RATES <br /> WHEREAS, SAAMS and the City arc parties to the Amended and Restated Agreement for <br /> Lease Of Tract 2a, Waterfront Tracts And Adjacent Tidelands, And The Lease, Operation And <br /> Maintenance Of The Alaska SeaLife Center; and <br /> WHEREAS, SAAMS operates the SeaLife Center year -round and provides full -time <br /> employment in the City; and <br /> WIIEREAS, job creation, job retention, and promotion of marine research and economic <br /> development are important to residents of Seward; and <br /> WHEREAS, economic stability of operation of the SeaLife Center is necessary to avoid <br /> requiring the City to assume operation of the facility; and <br /> WHEREAS, after starting on the industrial rate, SAAMS actual demand for electric power <br /> for the SeaLife Center site is not lower than 750 kW; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Utilities Manager is authorized to negotiate a special contract, subject to <br /> approval by the City Council, for customers who have a demand in excess of 750kW or that have <br /> unique power requirements that cannot be reasonably addressed by the Large General service tariff; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the Utilities Manager has recommended that the City Council recognize the <br /> unique power requirements of SAAMS for operating and maintaining the SeaLife Center for the <br /> City. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Manager is authorized to enter into a Special Contract for Electric Rates <br /> ( "Contract ") in substantially the form presented at this meeting. <br /> Section 2. The Recitals stated above are incorporated herein by reference as findings of the City <br /> Council. We find, in accordance with the City of Seward Electric Tariffs and for the reasons stated <br /> above that the SeaLife Center has unique power requirements that cannot be reasonable addressed by <br /> the large general service tariff. <br />