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Sponsored by: Staff <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2007-18 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br />COMMISSION, GRANTING GREG THRALL A VARIANCE FROM <br />SEWARD CITY CODE CHAPTER 15.25 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT <br />TO CONSTRUCT AN AIRCRAFT HANGER ON LOT 8, BLOCK 200 <br />SEWARD AIRPORT <br />WHEREAS, applicant Greg Thrall proposes to construct an aircraft hanger on Lot 8, Block <br />200 Seward Airport which he has leased from the State of Alaska, Department of Transportation; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, Lot 8, Seward Airport is located within a designated 100-year floodplain as <br />identified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map <br />(FIRM); and <br />WHEREAS, according to FIRM No. 020012- 3255A, dated May 19,1981, the Base Flood <br />Elevation for Lot 8, Seward Airport is 20.0 feet; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward Floodplain Management Ordinance, Seward City Code <br />Section 15.25.OSO.B.2.,requirestbat the lowest floor ofnon-residential construction be elevated to <br />the base flood elevation, or be flood-proofed so that below the base flood level the structure is <br />watertight with walls substantially impermeable to the passage of water; and <br />WHEREAS, the applicant would be unable to access the structure for its designed use if the <br />structure were to be elevated above the base flood elevation; and <br />WHEREAS, the applicant has applied to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a <br />variance from the City of Seward Floodplain Management Ordinance to construct the proposed <br />aircraft hanger's lowest floor at less than 1 foot above the adjoining airport apron elevation; and <br />WHEREAS, the public notification process was complied with and the appropriate public <br />hearing as required by Seward City Code § 15.01.040 was conducted by the Commission on October <br />16, 2007. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Planning and Zoning <br />Commission that: <br />