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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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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 2001-083 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, PROVIDING COMMENT ON THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMIT, U. <br />S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS REFERENCE NUMBER 2-2001-0504, <br />FOR CERTAIN WORKS IN TIDELANDS ADJACENT TO THE SEWARD <br />SMALL BOAT HARBOR <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently received a permit application for <br />certain work in tidelands involving property adjacent to the Seward Small Boat Harbor and a public <br />comment period is now open; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, this work includes sheet piling and dredging tidelands in and adjacent to the <br />harbor basin for the purposes of constructing a private use floating dock; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the tidelands and adjacent property are owned by the Alaska Railroad <br />Corporation (Railroad); and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Railroad seeks to lease this land for development and the permit at issue <br />relates to development of the Railroad's tidelands by its Lessee; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City owns the submerged lands, all other tidelands in the Harbor, and the <br />Harbor facilities and operates the Harbor as a public facility, and, therefore, the City has an interest in <br />maintaining public navigation in the Harbor and promoting public use of the Harbor; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the State of Alaska required, with the transfer of the Harbor facilities and <br />deferred maintenance funds to the City, that the City operate and administer the Harbor facilities as a <br />public facility forever and for the benefit of the public; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, City Charter 4,10 provides: "The council shall regulate the use and development <br />of all waters and submerged lands which are subject to the jurisdiction of the city"; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, certain Harbor management activities may be impacted including refusal of <br />moorage, conformance to requirements for the use of the Harbor facilities, and the authority to <br />regulate and control all boats in the basin; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, plans to upgrade that portion of the harbor floats will have to be restricted or <br />limited and the location of the dock may interfere with long-term plans for development ofthat corner <br />of the harbor and require alteration of float arrangement, resulting in less effective layout and <br />reduction in a number of future slips, <br />
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