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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2012 -021 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE A <br /> REPLACEMENT VEHICLE IN THE FORM OF A 2012 FORD ESCAPE TO <br /> REPLACE THE 1992 CHEVROLET BLAZER IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,085 <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward City Council has been presented in the 2012 motor pool budget a <br /> vehicle replacement number 526 Chevrolet Blazer in the amount of $40,000; and <br /> WHEREAS, the old vehicle number 526 has been decommissioned and recommissioned at <br /> least three times; and <br /> WHEREAS, the old vehicle due to maintenance has become inordinantly expensive, <br /> including an unidentified electrical short, that continually discharges the battery; and <br /> WHEREAS, a more economical vehicle has been chosen for purposes of frequent meetings <br /> by the electric department in Anchorage and with the capability of reaching off -road areas during <br /> emergency situations; and <br /> WHEREAS, the electric department having identified the Ford Escape as a vehicle that will <br /> accomplish the identified needs as well as reduce the fuel consumption for the City; and <br /> WHEREAS, the old truck is unable to be used as a trade -in due to concerns about driving it <br /> to Anchorage and will be placed in the next surplus sale; and <br /> WHEREAS, quotes from three merchants having been obtained and the lowest cost option <br /> being selected. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Manager is authorized to purchase a 2012 Ford Escape in the amount of <br /> $22,085. <br /> Section 2. The funds will be allocated from the Motor Pool Purchase account number 102- <br /> 1020 -5930. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take affect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of Seward, Alaska, this 12` day of <br /> March, 2012. <br />