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CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />6 " RESOLUTION 2012 -087 <br />Sponsored by: Hunt <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT A GRANT <br />IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,508,000 FROM THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF <br />ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION MUNICIPAL MATCHING GRANT <br />PROGRAM TO CONSTRUCT THE NORTH SEWARD WATER STORAGE <br />TANK, AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE GRANT <br />AGREEMENT, AND AUTHORIZING $170,000 FOR STATE GRANT <br />ADMINISTRATION SURCHARGE FEES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br />WHEREAS, the city has been pursuing funding necessary to construct a 600,000 gallon <br />water storage tank and pumping facility in an effort to increase necessary chlorine contact time and <br />buffer demand for water during periods of peak tourism and high industrial usage; and <br />WHEREAS, in 2010, the city was successful in acquiring grant monies through the <br />American Reinvestment and Recovery Act sufficient to complete Phase One of The North Seward <br />Water Storage Tank Project: Waterline Intertie; and <br />WHEREAS, an additional $1,991,999 in state appropriated funds has been identified and <br />approved as the required match for this grant; and <br />WHEREAS, in August of 2011, the City of Seward through the State of Alaska Department <br />of Environmental Conservation submitted questionnaires seeking funding for the completion of the <br />North Seward Water Storage Tank and Pumping Facility Phase 11; and <br />WHEREAS, in September of 2011 the Seward City Council designated the North Seward <br />Water Storage Tank and Pumping Facility Phase II as the city's number one local state funding <br />priority for fiscal year 2013; and <br />WHEREAS, the city successfully procured an additional $2,508,000 in funding through the <br />Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Municipal Matching Grant Program; and <br />WHEREAS, the cost estimate submitted with the grant application requested the maximum <br />amount allowed for state grant administration surcharge fees totaling $170,000 or 5% of the total <br />grant award; and <br />WHEREAS, the total state grant administration surcharge fee is $340,000 or 10% of the total <br />grant award; and <br />WHEREAS, in order to properly account for these costs, funding in the amount of $170,000 <br />