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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 2001-113 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE SEWARD AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT <br />PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF <br />TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES <br /> <br />WHEREAS,the State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is nominating the <br />Seward Airport Improvement Project to the State Transportation Improvement Program; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS,the project consists of reconstructing the crosswind runway in order to remove <br />stumps that are pushing through the surface; and providing spot improvements to the main runway <br />to remove stumps and address erosion problems created by Resurrection River on the north side of <br />the runway; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS,the proposed project will address existing safety hazards for aircraft operating <br />at the airport, and protect the airport from structural damage caused by Resurrection River erosion; <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS,the Seward 2010 Comprehensive Plan's transportation element states that there <br />is a need to continue to operate the Seward Airport in an efficient and safe manner that meets the <br />expected demand for Seward air service; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, improving Seward's State Airport is identified as a goal of the City's 1999 <br />Strategic Plan which specifically supports developing a flood mitigation project to protect the runway <br />from flooding; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Port and Commerce Advisory <br />Board have both approved resolutions supporting and recommending City Council support for the <br />proposed project; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, maintaining a safe and efficient airport facility is in the best interest of the <br />aircraft operators, residents, visitors, State of Alaska, and City of Seward. <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 of Seward hereby supports the Seward Airport Improvement Project <br />sponsored by the State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. <br />