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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />FAILED <br /> <br />Sponsored by: City Council <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-034 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, TEMPORARILY RELOCATING, ON A TRIAL BASIS, THE <br />SEWARD CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS, <br />AND PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETINGS TO THE <br />INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE RAE BUILDING FOR THE MONTHS <br />OF APRIL AND MAY <br /> <br />WHEREAS,the City of Seward currently leases office space within the City of Seward; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Labor will soon vacate their portion of the second floor of <br />Seward City Hall and this will allow the City to use that space for city offices; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS,there is a goal to locate city offices into one building to facilitate public access <br />to city offices and administrative staff and to operate more cost effectively; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, while city offices are relocating to City Hall the City has the opportunity to <br />incorporate into its office space design additional city office space if the City Council Chambers are <br />relocated; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, at the February 3,2001, City Council work session/retreat the Seward City <br />Council requested the Administration to prepare a resolution temporarily relocating the City Council <br />Chambers from its present location at Seward City Hall to the Institute of Marine Science Rae <br />Building for the months of April and May; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS,in accordance with Seward City Code 2.lO.030 the City Council has considered <br />the reasonable accommodation of the public in deciding to temporarily relocate City Council meetings <br />to the new location; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward City Code 2.30.220 requires the Seward Planning and Zoning <br />Commission to hold their regularly scheduled meetings in the City Council Chambers, which will now <br />be located at the Institute of Marine Science Building; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, during the trial period the City Council Chambers at City Hall will not be <br />available for public use in order to approximate a realistic situation after the current chambers are <br />converted to city office space; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, while there may be issues for the City Council to consider prior to deciding <br />whether or not to permanently locate the City Council and Planning and Zoning meetings from their <br />present location at City Hall, it is best not to address these concerns now but rather to address them <br />upon the completion of the two month trial period when more data is available. <br />