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Sponsored by: McClure <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-064 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA,HONORING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEWARD BIKE <br /> PATH <br /> WHEREAS,in November, 1990 the City Council placed a request for a$200,000 grant to <br /> construct a bike path along the waterfront and along Swetmann Avenue to the schools as the second <br /> priority on the capital improvements project list for the upcoming legislative session; number one <br /> was for funds to build a new hospital; and <br /> WHEREAS,after receiving a$160,000 grant from the state to construct the bike path,the <br /> City Council unanimously passed Resolution 1991-088 on July 22, 1991 for the construction of a <br /> pedestrian walkway and bicycle trail along the waterfront and from the Seward Highway to the <br /> schools; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Bike Path was officially opened by Mayor Dave Hilton on <br /> September 28, 1991; and <br /> WHEREAS, the bike path is an excellent example of what can be accomplished by the <br /> combined efforts of the private and public sectors;the citizens and organizations that worked for the <br /> construction of the bike path should be remembered; and <br /> WHEREAS, Afognak Logging, through the contribution of manpower and equipment, <br /> provided gravel and leveling of the base matter for the trail from the bottom of Fourth Avenue to the <br /> Seward Boat Harbor; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers was a major promoter for the bike path, <br /> raising money for the construction,and building two bridges on the path;Trail Blazers President Dan <br /> Seavey was named Man of the Year in 1990 by the Seward Phoenix Log for his contributions toward <br /> building the bike path; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward schools' Parent Advisory Committee urged that the bike path <br /> include a pedestrian pathway on Swetmann Avenue to the schools for the safety of students and <br /> others who walked along Swetmann; and <br /> WHEREAS,the segment of the original bike path form the end of Fourth Avenue to the <br /> Seward Boat Harbor, and now the extension of the path along the Seward Highway to Nash Road <br /> turn-off,are the miles of the Iditarod National Historic Trail,which the City of Seward has agreed to <br /> protect for continued public use in a manner which recognizes the historic values of the Iditarod <br /> National Historic Trail in a Memorandum of Understanding with the trail administrator,the Bureau <br />