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is <br /> Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -126 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE <br /> ALASKA RAILBELT COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION & ELECTRIC <br /> COMPANY, INC., A NON - PROFIT COOPERATIVE; APPOINTING TWO <br /> DIRECTORS AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY; AUTHORIZING <br /> ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION TO BE EXECUTED AND FILED; AND <br /> APPROVING BYLAWS FOR THE COOPERATIVE <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward has participated in discussions over several years with the <br /> railbelt utilities regarding working together to achieve efficiency and cost savings; and <br /> WHEREAS, representatives of Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc., Anchorage <br /> Municipal Light and Power, Homer Electric Association, Inc., Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., <br /> and Chugach Electric Association, Inc. have collaborated with representatives of the City of Seward <br /> and developed the concept of forming a non - profit membership cooperative for electric transmission <br /> and generation along the railbelt; and <br /> WHEREAS, becoming a member of the ARCTEC Cooperative will not transfer ownership <br /> s• or control of any portion of the Seward Electric Department or its facilities; <br /> WHEREAS, the purposes of forming the ARCTEC Cooperative are stated in Article V of <br /> the Articles of Incorporation as follows: <br /> ... addressing the generation and transmission and ancillary service needs of <br /> the Railbelt region and for procuring fuel, alternative energy resources for the region <br /> and hydroelectric facilities for the region. It is anticipated that ARCTEC will <br /> facilitate the development of energy sources with participating Railbelt utilities and <br /> the State of Alaska, and effective combinations of these entities. ARCTEC may also <br /> represent the interests of Railbelt utilities in the developments of energy from <br /> independent power producers. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITYOF <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1.For the reasons stated in the above recitals, which are incorporated herein by <br /> reference, the City Council finds it is in the best interest of the City of Seward to participate as an <br /> incorporator and member of the Alaska Railbelt Cooperative Transmission & Electric Company, <br /> Inc., A Non -Profit Cooperative <br /> 1 <br /> Section 2.Willard Dunham is hereby appointed as the City's initial Member Director and <br />