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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -064 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, APPROVING A FRANCHISE FOR THE COLLECTION AND <br /> DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE AND REFUSE WITH ALASKA PACIFIC <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ANCHORAGE, LLC dba ALASKA WASTE, <br /> SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS OF SEWARD AT THE <br /> OCTOBER 5, 2010 REGULAR CITY ELECTION <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward City Charter ( "Charter ") and Code of Ordinances ( "Code ") <br /> provides for the sanitary, economic, and efficient collection and disposal of garbage, rubbish, and <br /> waste material in the City and its service area, and permits, pursuant to such Charter and Code and <br /> voter approval, the use of a contractor to provide such services; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward currently contracts with Alaska Pacific Environmental <br /> Services Anchorage, LLC ( "APES ") dba Alaska Waste — Kenai Peninsula, LLC, for the collection <br /> and disposal of garbage and refuse, with said contract set to expire December 31, 2010; and <br /> WHEREAS, on October 3, 2000, the voters approved a five -year contract between the City <br /> and Peninsula Sanitation, Inc., a division of Waste Management, Inc., which was subsequently <br /> i cer assigned to APES and renewed for an additional five year term upon Council approval of Resolution <br /> 2005 -79 on September 12, 2005; and <br /> WHEREAS, approval of a one -year franchise, with an option to extend for an additional one <br /> year, will save the City the expense in time and money of seeking competitive bids for this service, <br /> given that APES has provided quality service to the community of Seward at a reasonable price, and <br /> has expressed the desire to continue to provide such services. It will also provide a shortened <br /> contract duration to allow the City and APES to consider future contract modifications associated <br /> with a request by APES to allow automatic annual rate increases equal to the CPI, potential fuel <br /> surcharges, consideration of future capital costs and a potential recycling and waste management <br /> plan; and <br /> WHEREAS, rates and conditions of service are subject to City Council review and approval; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, granting of a franchise for a public utility requires the affirmative vote of a <br /> majority of electors voting on a proposition to approve such a franchise, and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward City Council finds that it is in the public interest to provide for <br /> quality, local garbage and refuse collection and disposal services, and therefore opts to place this <br /> proposition before the voters of Seward at the regular election of October 5, 2010. <br /> ice. <br />