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<br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PORT AND COMMERCE ADVISORY BOARD <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2001-004 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PORT AND COMMERCE ADVISORY <br />BOARD, SUPPORTING AND RECOMMENDING CITY COUNCIL <br />SUPPORT OF THE SEWARD AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT <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 to <br />remove stumps and address erosion problems created by Resurrection River on the north side ofthe <br />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 201 0 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 <br />runway from flooding; 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 Seward Port and Commerce Advisory <br />Board that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board hereby supports the Seward <br />Airport Improvements Project sponsored by the State Department of Transportation and Public <br />Facilities, and further recommends City Council support of the project. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the Seward Port and Commerce Advisory Board this 5th <br />day of September, 2001. <br />