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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -059 <br /> lbw <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO DIRECT CITY <br /> STAFF TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO TRANSFER THE SEWARD MUSEUM <br /> OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TO THE CITY OF SEWARD FROM <br /> THE RESURRECTION BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND PRESENT THE <br /> PLAN TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL IN <br /> OCTOBER 2010 <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward has supported the Seward Museum in -kind and fiscally <br /> since 1965; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Museum, as part of the Seward Community Center, operates in <br /> the street level floor of that building under a Joint Management Agreement with the City of <br /> Seward; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City has contributed an annual stipend to the Seward Museum for <br /> several years, varying between $1000 and $5000; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City has staffed the museum with a library museum assistant since 2008; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the current volunteer director of the Museum, Lee Poleske, has indicated he <br /> will retire from his position as director and curator in 2011; and <br /> WHEREAS, the transfer plan will include increased staffing of the museum by City <br /> employees as recommended in the Seward Community Library Museum Business plan; and <br /> WHEREAS, estimated cost to operate the Museum as is currently operated is $73820.48. <br /> including 2009 Expenses incurred by Resurrection Bay Historical Society totaling $17863.52, <br /> current city employee (.35FTE library museum aide) $7902.96 and proposed $48054.74 (Range <br /> 17A) for full time curator position to replace current volunteer manager; and <br /> WHEREAS, a complete plan will be brought to Council in October 2010 for consideration <br /> and approval; and <br /> WHEREAS, direction by Council to create a plan to continue the services and programs <br /> of the Seward Museum will insure a future for Seward's history, its preservation, protection and <br /> accessibility. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br />