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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> "` RESOLUTION 2012 -049 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A <br /> GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY <br /> AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAZARD MITIGATION PROGRAM, <br /> AND ACCEPT THE TOTAL AWARD $349,982 FOR THE DAIRY HILL <br /> DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hazard <br /> Mitigation Grant Program provides opportunities for municipalities to apply for grant monies to take <br /> critical mitigation measures to the risk of loss of life and property damage from future disasters while <br /> simultaneously reducing reliance on federal and local disaster funds; and <br /> WHEREAS, in December 2009, the City of Seward incurred $38,000 in costs to retain an <br /> engineering consultant that would collaborate with city staff to review existing data, collect new <br /> data, and prepare preliminary documents in support of a long term drainage solution for the Dairy <br /> Hill Drainage Improvements; and <br /> WHEREAS, the subtasks of the above scope of work included conducting a preliminary <br /> field survey of the project area, preparing a hydrologic and hydraulic study specific to the project <br /> area, conducting the preliminary design in preparation of 35% level construction drawings and <br /> conducting preliminary environmental permitting efforts; and <br /> WHEREAS, in March of 2010, city staff completed and submitted the Hazard Mitigation <br /> Grant Program Project Application; and <br /> WHEREAS, in January of 2012, the city was notified by the Division of Homeland Security <br /> and Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Program that the application was successful; and <br /> WHEREAS, the total award amount is $349,982 and the grant does not require the city to <br /> provide monetary contributions to the project, but the grant does require city staff to participate in <br /> managing the project; and <br /> WHEREAS, the city will carefully and cooperatively assist managing this project with any <br /> involved entity to assure all efficiencies are considered and implemented to save on initial, long -term <br /> costs and stay within the project budget and timeline; and <br /> WHEREAS, the grant funds may be used to provide contractual services, engineering, <br /> design planning, permitting, project support and construction management; and <br /> WHEREAS, accepting the total award amount of $349,982 from the Division of Homeland <br />