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<br />Sponsored by: Staff <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2006-03 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />COMMISSION, SELECTING AS A COMMISSION PROJECT THE <br />RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A LOCAL REGISTER OF <br />HISTORIC TREES AND PLANTS; AND REQUESTING CITY COUNCIL <br />SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Historic Preservation Commission held a work session on <br />March 8, 2006 and selected as a project to develop and work towards the establishment of a <br />Local Register of Seward Historic Trees and Plants; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Local Register of Seward Historic Trees and Plants is proposed to help <br />increase public awareness about the important contribution of trees and shrubs to Seward's <br />history and heritage; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the preliminary goals of the Local Register of Seward Historic Trees and <br />Plants are to: <br /> <br />1. Recognize and designate individual heritage trees and shrubs, or groves of trees with <br />area significance. <br /> <br />2. Educate the public about the value of the history of these trees and shrubs. <br /> <br />3. Promote appreciation of the trees and shrubs. <br /> <br />4. Help to retain and protect, through education and awareness, these trees and shrubs, as <br />part of Seward's heritage. <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Local Register of Seward Historic Trees and Plants will mirror the <br />Seward Registry of Historic Places. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Historic Preservation <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Commission hereby approves the development of the Local Register <br />of Historic Trees and Plants as a project of the Seward Historic Preservation Commission. <br />