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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> �.. CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2014-089 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, ESTABLISHING THE CITY OF SEWARD'S CALENDAR <br /> YEAR 2015 FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES <br /> WHEREAS, the City annually compiles a list of projects or issues that are identified as <br /> top federal legislative priorities; and <br /> WHEREAS, the list of projects is compiled and distributed to the Kenai Peninsula <br /> Borough, our congressional delegation and City of Seward federal lobbyist; and <br /> WHEREAS, this resolution validates projects, prioritizes needs, and focuses the efforts <br /> of City Administration in its lobbying efforts; and <br /> WHEREAS, the passage of this resolution occurs through a public process; and <br /> WHEREAS, all projects on this list are consistent with the City Comprehensive and <br /> Strategic Plans. <br /> Jim NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> Section 1. The following list of legislative projects is hereby declared to be the official <br /> legislative priority list of the City of Seward for 2015: <br /> A. APPROPRIATIONS AND GRANTS <br /> 1. $1 million appropriation to the Army Corps of Engineers for the City's fifty-percent cost- <br /> share for a necessary Lowell Creek/Diversion Dam study. <br /> 2. $7 million for a comprehensive Seward Flood Mitigation Program on the watershed level <br /> by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. <br /> 3. USDA assistance providing Senior Housing options for elders wishing to transition but <br /> find housing options in Seward limited. <br /> 4. Funding assistance for the Seward Community Health Center's structural expansion. The <br /> Center's success has resulted in the facility requiring the administration to de-centralize <br /> its offices due to a lack of space. <br /> 5. $3 million appropriation for Lowell Point Road storm surge mitigation, bank stabilization <br /> and erosion control projects (from a Section 103 study by the U. S. Army Corps of <br /> Engineers). <br /> 6. $1 million appropriation for erosion control projects (from a Section 14 study by the U.S. <br /> Army Corps of Engineers) for the Seward Marine Industrial Center and the Alaska <br /> Railroad Dock. <br />