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<br />Sponsored by: Staff <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD <br />HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2003-01 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />COMMISSION, RECOMENDING THAT THE CITY COUCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, OFFICIALLY PROCLAIM THE NAME <br />"PAT WILLIAMS PARK" TO THE CITY PARK LOCATED AT 711 <br />BALLAINE BOULEVARD; THE AREA WEST OF BALLAINE <br />BOULEVARD, BETWEEN MONROE STREET AND "B" STREET <br />COMMONL Y KNOWN AS "WILLIAMS PARK" <br /> <br />WHEREAS, sometime between 1996 and 1997, Pat Williams' single phone call stopped <br />the clear-cutting of Spruce trees in the little park which later became known as "Williams Park." <br />Without her voice, it is likely this wonderfully green area would be a flat, level, gray rock, <br />parking lot; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, improvements have continued to 'spruce' up the park: gravel roadways, <br />tent sites, water service, landscaping, fire rings, individual camp sites, group camping areas, tent <br />pads, etc; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Pat Williams makes continued contributions to our community politically, <br />professionally and historically as she details the memories of her yester-years during the <br />celebration of Seward's Centennial; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Pat Williams has a valuable background, detailed social information and <br />important knowledge ofthe life behind the scenes of Seward's past; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Pat Williams is a valuable resource and always makes herself available for <br />historic research; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Pat Williams is currently one of the few living individuals to have met <br />President Harding during his July 1923 visit to Seward; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Pat Williams has served the City of Seward as a Planning and Zoning <br />Commissioner during the 1950's and 60's; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Pat Williams is the daughter of pioneer Alaskans Hazelarid L.V. Ray, her <br />father being a prominent attorney and president of the Alaska Territorial Senate; and <br />~ .' ~, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a pioneer woman in the workplace; Pat Williams toiled with the acceptance <br />of running her own business, while also raising her two children; and <br /> <br />.'" ... <br />