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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-031 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AMENDING THE WHARFAGE RATE IN THE PORT & <br /> HARBOR TARIFF AND PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC BIENNIAL <br /> ADJUSTMENTS TO WHARFAGE RATES BY AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO <br /> THE FIVE PREVIOUS FULL YEARS' AVERAGE INCREASE IN THE <br /> ANCHORAGE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN <br /> CONSUMERS <br /> WHEREAS, the Port and Harbor Tariff was approved by the Seward City Council in <br /> Resolution 2015-109 and took effect January 1, 2016; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Port and Harbor Tariff has been amended adjusting various fees and <br /> definitions from time to time,with the last amendment raising wharfage rates approved in Resolution <br /> 2007-097 on November 13, 2007; and <br /> WHEREAS, PACAB and Administration have reviewed and recommend an increase in <br /> wharfage rates and to combine four(4) products with the NOS rate (not otherwise specified); and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward's enterprise funds are operated in a manner similar to <br /> private business entities, in that they establish charges intended to cover the full cost of providing <br /> services including operations and maintenance,overhead,system expansion,utilities,and charges for <br /> the use of capital facilities; and <br /> WHEREAS, the need to regularly review and update wharfage charges to account for the <br /> impact of inflation and other cost increases,and to avoid rate-shock associated with infrequent rate <br /> changes, makes it prudent to update these rates regularly; and <br /> WHEREAS, PACAB, via Resolution 2016-01, recommends that the wharfage rates be <br /> automatically increased biennially starting in 2018 by an amount equal to the five previous full year's <br /> average increase in the Anchorage Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY -7' <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The recommended wharfage rate increase in fees,and charges is hereby approved <br /> as incorporated herein by reference and attached hereto as"2016 Port and Harbor Tariff'for council <br /> adoption to become effective 10 days after its approval. <br /> Section 2. The recommended increase in biennial wharfage rates is hereby approved starting <br /> in 2018 by an amount equal to the five previous full year's average increase in the Anchorage <br /> Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers. <br />
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