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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-042 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING SENATE BILL 142 GIVING NOTICE AND <br />APPROVING A LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF <br />SEWARD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITION TO THE SPRING <br />CREEK CORRECTIONAL CENTER <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the state and the commissioner of corrections have certain constitutional and <br />statutory duties to attempt to reform and rehabilitate prisoners and to provide educational and other <br />opportunities to improve the opportunity for the eventual successful reintegration of those prisoners <br />into society; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 142 provides for educational opportunities for prisoners committed <br />to the custody of the commissioner of corrections and especially to provide those opportunities to <br />prisoners of school age through the pilot program that has been implemented at Spring Creek <br />Correctional Center; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 142 provides for the construction of a correctional facility and to <br />provide secure classroom facilities and housing for prisoners transferred to Spring Creek Correctional <br />Facility to use those facilities, the Department of Administration, on behalf of the Department of <br />Corrections, may enter into a lease-purchase agreement with the City of Seward for the construction <br />of an addition to the Spring Creek Correctional Center; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 142 approves the total construction and related costs ofthe addition <br />to the correctional facility may not exceed $24,000,000; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 142 approves the total lease payments for the full term of the <br />agreement and the anticipated annual amount of the rental obligation to be paid by the Department <br />of Corrections; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 142 states at the end of the term of the lease-purchase agreement, <br />the state shall own the correctional facility; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 142 states the addition must be designed and constructed so as to <br />provide secure classroom facilities and housing for prisoners transferred to Spring Creek Correctional <br />Center to use those facilities and that not fewer than 150 additional beds shall be constructed. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The City Council supports the passage of Senate Bill 142. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />