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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> fir.. CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2012 -023 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, APPROPRIATING $222,601 FOR A CONTRACT WITH FIRST <br /> STUDENT FOR OPERATION OF THE SEASONAL SEWARD SHUTTLE <br /> BUS SERVICE <br /> WHEREAS, In 2010 Seward began providing a shuttle bus service between the cruise ship <br /> terminal, the harbor and historical downtown Seward with Resolution 2010 -037; and <br /> WHEREAS, the service has proved beneficial to the economic well -being of our community <br /> and is valued by the cruise ship industry; and <br /> WHEREAS, Seward intends to provide the same level of service in 2012 and 2013; and <br /> WHEREAS, in accordance with Seward City Code 6.10.310 the City of Seward released a <br /> request for proposals on March 14, 2012 to include all the cost associated with providing the <br /> services; and <br /> WHEREAS, First Student Inc. was the successful proposer earning the most points using <br /> criteria reported to the Seward City Council; and <br /> WHEREAS, the shuttle bus has been funded from Commercial Passenger Vessel Excise Tax <br /> receipts ( "Cruise Ship Tax ") and this is an appropriate use of the funds; and <br /> WHEREAS, these services will facilitate the flow of visitors around the City of Seward <br /> during summer months to maximize the Seward experience and provide a means to assist cruise <br /> passengers transport their luggage between the Dale Lindsey Cruise Ship Terminal and the Alaska <br /> Railroad Depot. <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 hereby authorized to enter into a contract between First <br /> Student Inc. and the City of Seward in substantial form as attached hereto, with 2012 and 2013 <br /> operations not to exceed $222,601. <br /> Section 2. The Seward City Council hereby appropriates the amount of $222,601 from the <br /> commercial passenger vessel proceeds account no. 807 - 0000 - 3071 -0805 to the Bus Transportation <br /> contracted services account no. 805- 8051 -5390. <br /> kart Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption. <br />