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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -037 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> SEWARD, ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF ALASKA IN <br /> THE AMOUNT OF $167,000 AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO <br /> ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH FIRST STUDENT INC. (FIRST <br /> STUDENT) FOR SEASONAL TRANPORTATION SERVICES FOR AN <br /> AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $95,025 AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, <br /> Division of Community and Regional Affairs awarded a grant to the City of Seward for Bus <br /> Transportation Assistance for Cruise Ship Passengers in the amount $167,000; and <br /> WHEREAS, this grant was provided for the transportation costs associated with <br /> transporting cruise ship passengers within the City of Seward including but not limited to <br /> coaches, luggage trucks, salaries, insurance, fuel, repairs and maintenance; and <br /> WHEREAS, in accordance with Seward City Code 6.10.310 the City of Seward <br /> submitted a request for proposals on March 4, 2010 for providing Seasonal Transportation <br /> Services; and <br /> woo WHEREAS, First Student Inc. was the successful proposer earning the most points with <br /> the grading criteria approved by the Seward City Council; and <br /> WHEREAS, First Student's proposal exceeded available grant funding for the services <br /> and, as allowed by the request for proposals and the Seward City Code, they were invited to <br /> enter into negotiations with the City of Seward; and <br /> WHEREAS, First Student agreed to enter into a contract to provide transportation <br /> services for one year instead of two, with a contractual option of a one year extension if funding <br /> becomes available; and <br /> WHEREAS, these services will facilitate the flow of visitors around the City of Seward <br /> during the summer months to maximize the Seward experience and provide a means to assist <br /> cruise passengers transport their luggage between the Dale Lindsey Cruise Ship Terminal and the <br /> Alaska Railroad Depot. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Manager is authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with the <br /> Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Community <br />