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Sponsored by: Hunt <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2016-069 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT <br />OF THE ARMY IN THE AMOUNT OF $1.5 MILLION FOR THE LOWELL <br />CREEK FLOOD DIVERSION FEASIBILITY STUDY, APPROVING A <br />COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE PROJECT, AUTHORIZING <br />INITIAL MATCHING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000, AND <br />APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br />WHEREAS, the Seward City Council has adopted federal and state legislative priority lists <br />for many years, seeking federal and state funds to address the significant threat posed by flooding of <br />the Lowell Canyon tunnel; and <br />WHEREAS, the City has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of the Army in the <br />amount of $1.5 million, with an equivalent required match by the City, to conduct the first phase of a <br />major flood mitigation project which involves a scoping and feasibility study by the U.S. Army <br />Corps of Engineers to identify and evaluate alternatives and prepare a decision document that will <br />recommend a coordinated and implementable solution for flood diversion at Lowell Canyon tunnel; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the City's estimated $1.5 million required match for this project can come from <br />the City and/or other grant sources, and the City has received $300,000 from the State of Alaska <br />Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development to assist with this phase of the <br />project; and <br />WHEREAS, the City will continue to seek other sources of funds to serve as its required <br />match for the project, but must provide initial funds beyond the original $50,000 contributed to the <br />project to enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin their feasibility study efforts. <br />Additional funding in the amount of $650,000 will be required to complete the City's share of <br />funding for this phase of the project. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br />Section 1. The City Council hereby affirms the Agreement between the Department of the <br />Army and the City of Seward for the Lowell Creek Flood Diversion Feasibility Study dated August <br />12, 2016, as attached hereto. <br />Section 2. The City Manager is hereby authorized to accept a grant from the U.S. <br />Department of the Army in the amount of $1.5 Million. <br />