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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2014-080 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR, AND <br /> ACCEPT A LOAN FROM THE STATE OF ALASKA, DEPARTMENT OF <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION,ALASKA CLEAN WATER FUND, <br /> IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,200,000 FOR SLUDGE REMOVAL AND <br /> RENOVATIONS AT THE LOWELL POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT <br /> FACILITY <br /> WHEREAS,the Lowell Point Wastewater Treatment Facility(LPWWTF)has operated for <br /> more than two decades without significant sludge removal or renovations; and <br /> WHEREAS, previous reports from M.L. Foster and Associates indicate an urgent need to <br /> have sludge removed and renovations completed to keep us in compliance with our permit; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City of Seward was issued a Notice of Violation in January 2014 due to the <br /> low levels of dissolved oxygen, higher than allowable levels of fecal coliform and odor emissions <br /> reported to DEC, during heavy loading periods; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City has issued an Invitation to Bid for sludge removal and renovations at <br /> the LPWWTF; and <br /> WHEREAS,in June 2014, Staff filed a questionnaire with DEC,requesting$1,200,000 for <br /> the Lowell Point Lagoon Sludge Removal & Renovation project; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward ranked number 1 on the Alaska Clean Water Fund Point <br /> Source Funding Priority list with our project; and <br /> WHEREAS,without applying for the loan and accepting the loan funds,the sludge removal <br /> and renovation bid will likely exceed the amount of funds that the City currently has available; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Wastewater Department does not have adequate cash reserves in its <br /> wastewater fund to finance the project, however, according to the most recent Comprehensive <br /> Annual Financial Report,with the recent rate increase of 5.2%, it has adequate cash flow to cover its <br /> loan repayment obligations; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Lowell Point Lagoon will be continue to be out of compliance with the <br /> current permit, during high peak loading, until the project is completed. <br /> ,..., NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />