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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-080 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF NOT TO EXCEED <br /> $110,000 TO HAMILTON CONSTRUCTION LTD FOR THE PURPOSE <br /> OF EMERGENCY EROSION PROTECTION TO CITY'S <br /> WATERFRONT, AND APPROPRIATING MATCHING FUNDS IN THE <br /> AMOUNT OF $60,000 <br /> WHEREAS, a poorly armored section of the City waterfront was failing and <br /> undercutting the National Historic Iditarod Trail bike path and threatening the Waterfront <br /> Community Playground and Evan Casey Skate Park; and <br /> WHEREAS, parts of the affected area are below the tide line and therefore require US <br /> Army Corps of Engineers' authorization and approval before any work can be done; and <br /> WHEREAS, the permit requirement triggered the need for design and engineering <br /> services, and for an as-built survey after the project is completed for purposes of permit <br /> compliance; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City contracted with R&M Consultants to do the design and <br /> engineering work sufficient for the Corps permit, and has received the Corps permit to do the <br /> work; and <br /> WHEREAS, this project was not budgeted in the City's current two-year budget, and the <br /> City requested the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Board's financial assistance; and <br /> WHEREAS, at its October 24, 2016 meeting the City Council accepted $50,000 from the <br /> Kenai Peninsula Borough through the Flood Service Area via Resolution 2016-070 toward this <br /> project; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City desired to complete the work before winter storms further <br /> destabilized the area, requested quotes from area contractors, and received two proposals on <br /> October 26, 2016; and <br /> WHEREAS, the lowest quote, from Hamilton Construction Ltd, offered substantial <br /> savings to the City but only for a very narrow window coinciding with the availability of <br /> equipment, material and workforce in conjunction with the City's other two rock production and <br /> placement projects (Snow River Transmission Line and SMIC breakwater); and <br /> • <br /> WHEREAS, any delay increases the likelihood of further damage from winter storms <br /> and wave action, including extreme tides and storm surge potential November 13-15, increasing <br /> costs and adding risk to the upland infrastructure; and <br />