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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-035 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000 TO <br /> SERVE AS MATCHING FOR A STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF <br /> TRANSPORTATION RE-APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS TO THE <br /> SEWARD AREA PAVING IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, AND <br /> APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward has been coordinating a major road improvement <br /> project which is to be planned, executed and managed by the State of Alaska Department of <br /> Transportation ("ADOT"), to provide improvements to roads, sidewalks and drainage within the <br /> Seward city limits; and <br /> WHEREAS, the federal Omnibus Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2016 provided the <br /> State of Alaska with the authority to reprogram congressionally-directed funding for projects <br /> which have been closed out with remaining unobligated balances, so long as ADOT spends the <br /> funds within 50 miles of the original project site; and <br /> WHEREAS, one such project foi which funding was appropriated but unspent, is related <br /> to ferry dock funding, with$531,443 unspent and eligible for reprogram; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward has signed a March 2015 Memorandum of Agreement <br /> with ADOT for the Seward Area Paving Improvements Project (Project), with the parties <br /> recognizing that there are insufficient funds to resurface the complete list of 26 road segments <br /> identified within the city limits which are in need of resurfacing; and <br /> WHEREAS, the shovel-ready road improvement project is currently included in the <br /> State Transportation Improvement Plan and the City of Seward requests that the state reprogram <br /> these funds for the purpose of expanding the number of resurfacing segments which will increase <br /> the amount of roads to be surfaced, without incurring additional mobilization or demobilization <br /> costs; and <br /> 'WHEREAS, to be eligible to compete for the reprogram of these monies, the city must <br /> appropriate matching funds in an amount not to exceed $50,000 as the city's share of the <br /> additional portion of the project. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br />