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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-056 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, TO ACCEPT $1,479,060 FROM UNITED STATES <br /> DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES <br /> CONSERVATION SERVICE THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL <br /> WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM GRANT AND ALLOCATE <br /> THE GRANT FUNDS AND $690,228 FROM THE ELECTRIC MAJOR <br /> REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT FUND, AND TO ASSIGN A CONTRACT <br /> TO HAMILTON CONSTRUCTION IN A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT <br /> TO CONSTRUCT THE ENGINEERED REVETMENT PLAN TO DETER <br /> THE IMMINENT DETERIORATION OF THE BANK OF SNOW RIVER <br /> THAT IS JEOPARDIZING THE TRANSMISSION LINE, AND <br /> APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the transmission line to the Seward area is a radial feed; and <br /> WHEREAS, the transmission line at approximately mile 17.75, crossing Snow River and <br /> constructed parallel to the Seward Highway, is in jeopardy due to erosion caused by a reroute of <br /> the Snow River; and <br /> WHEREAS, the electric department discovered the situation when the crew was in the <br /> area doing clearing; and <br /> WHEREAS, a near-term erosion mitigation plan must be implemented to save structure <br /> T-197 and re-establish river bank for structures T-198 and T-199; and <br /> WHEREAS, the design that has been engineered to abate the erosion calls for <br /> approximately 10,000 cubic square feet of class III rip rap; and <br /> WHEREAS, the estimated cost of construction is based on this amount and size of rock; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the City has been approved for the Environmental Watershed Protection <br /> (EWP) grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at 75% of the estimated cost <br /> of the project; and <br /> WHEREAS, the remaining funds must come from the electric department's major repair <br /> and replacement fund (MRRF); and <br /> WHEREAS, Hamilton Construction was recently the winning bidder for the breakwater <br /> project and is currently working in the Seward area; and <br />