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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2011 -004 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, ACCEPTING A RASMUSON TIER II GRANT MATCHING <br /> GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE <br /> LIBRARY/MUSEUM <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward and the Seward Community Library Building <br /> Committee, with the continued support of the Council, have been working to raise funds to build <br /> a new facility to house the library and the museum; and <br /> WHEREAS, on July 12, 2010 Council passed Resolution 2010 -070 directing city staff to <br /> submit a full proposal to Rasmuson Foundation; and <br /> WHEREAS, on December 29, 2010 the City Manager received official notification that <br /> Rasmuson had awarded a Tier II matching grant of $500,000 to the City of Seward for <br /> construction of the library museum; and <br /> WHEREAS, the grant terms state Rasmuson foundation will match each dollar of new <br /> funds received for the project between November 16, 2010 and the grant end date and funds will <br /> be paid out after December 31, 2011; and <br /> WHEREAS, staff has confirmed with Rasmuson that the December 2010 award of <br /> $500,000 of NEH funds are eligible to match the Foundation funds. <br /> NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> Section 1. The City Manager and one other official are authorized to sign the grant <br /> agreement for Rasmuson Foundation Tier II Grant #5323 accepting $500000 in 1:1 matching <br /> funds for the construction of the library museum. <br /> Section 2. Rasmuson Funds will be matched dollar for dollar by the NEH Challenge <br /> Grant funds committed on December 23, 2010. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption. <br /> him <br />