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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -114 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE A <br /> TRUCK WITH A SANDER FROM ALASKA SALES & SERVICE FOR <br /> AN AMOUNT NOT -TO- EXCEED $37,751 FROM THE MOTOR POOL <br /> SERVICE FUND AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, in 2010, the City identified vehicles and equipment which could be <br /> eliminated from the fleet because of age and condition and on this list was the old, sander <br /> truck that had surpassed its useful life; and <br /> WHEREAS, the sander truck's approximate replacement value of $30,000 was <br /> adopted in the 2010 -2011 City budget motor pool fund; and <br /> WHEREAS, earlier than expected, the sander truck's frame rusted out in the <br /> summer of 2010 and it was no longer safe to operate; and <br /> WHEREAS, City staff identified the specifications needed for a replacement <br /> vehicle and began researching in the fall of 2010; and <br /> WHEREAS, it was critical to select a truck with a heavier suspension for the <br /> sandbox because of the weight and the distribution of the sand; and <br /> WHEREAS, City staff researched vehicles and equipment available through <br /> Alaska dealers, Alaska Traders, and internet searches; and <br /> WHEREAS, City staff searched for 2009 and 2010 models and identified one, <br /> turnkey vehicle available on the market and it was evident that this vehicle was the only <br /> vehicle pre set up with a sandbox included; and <br /> WHEREAS, the combination of the truck, flatbed, and headboard must be <br /> compatible and this vehicle includes all of the necessary components and there are no <br /> additional installation expenses; and <br /> WHEREAS, any other option would require a sander to be configured and <br /> installed which would be time extensive and flat bed vehicles are difficult to come by in <br /> Anchorage; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is in the City's best interest to find a turnkey operation that will <br /> allow us to continue sanding operations as soon as possible; and <br /> WHEREAS, the available unit exceeds the budgeted motor pool funding value by <br /> $7,751 fora total of $37,751. <br />