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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> Substitute <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-062 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA,AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE MUTUAL <br /> AID AGREEMENT AND OPERATIONAL PLAN BETWEEN THE CITY OF <br /> SEWARD FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE BEAR CREEK FIRE SERVICE <br /> AREA <br /> WHEREAS, mutual aid agreements and their operational plans provide for additional <br /> resources to residents of the Seward area in the form of fire and personnel when required; and <br /> WHEREAS,Alaska Statute 18.70.150 provides that:"A city,other incorporated entity,and <br /> other fire protection groups may organize a mutual-aid program by adopting an ordinance or <br /> resolution authorizing and permitting their fire department,fire company, emergency relief squad, <br /> fire police squad,or fire patrol to go to the aid of another city,incorporated entity,or fire protection <br /> group, or territory outside of it,"; and <br /> WHEREAS, resolution 1989-080 adopted on July 10, 1989 provided for a mutual aid <br /> agreement and operations plan between the Seward Fire Department(SFD)and the Bear Creek Fire <br /> Service Area(BCFSA); and <br /> WHEREAS,this mutual aid agreement and operational plan,which will replace the mutual <br /> aid agreement and operations plan adopted in resolution 1989-080,updates and clarifies the terms of <br /> mutual aid between SFD and BCFSA. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. A mutual aid agreement between the Seward Fire Department(SFD)and the Bear <br /> Creek Fire Service Area(BCFSA) is in the best interest of the service areas and is hereby approved. <br /> The City Manager is authorized to execute a mutual aid agreement substantially in the form of the <br /> attached agreement. <br /> Section 2. An operational plan substantially in the form of the attached plan is hereby <br /> approved and the Fire Chief is hereby authorized to approve amendments to the operational plan <br /> with the City Manager's approval without further review by Council so long as any such <br /> amendments do not conflict with the mutual aid agreement. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />