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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2014-033 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA,CONTRACTING WITH FIRST STUDENT FOR OPERATION OF <br /> THE SEASONAL SEWARD SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE IN AN AMOUNT <br /> NOT TO EXCEED $245,415, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS,in 2010 Seward began providing a shuttle bus service between the cruise ship <br /> terminal, the harbor and historical downtown Seward; 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 2014 and 2015; and <br /> WHEREAS,in accordance with Seward City Code 6.10.310 the City of Seward released a <br /> request for proposals on March 4,2014 to include all the cost associated with providing the services; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, First Student Inc. was the successful proposer; 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 OF <br /> 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 2014 and 2015 <br /> operations not to exceed $245,415. <br /> Section 2. The Seward City Council hereby appropriates the amount of$245,415 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 /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption. <br />