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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> ,,. CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2011 -011 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE LOWELL POINT ROAD AS A STATEWIDE <br /> TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN PROJECT AND WORKING <br /> WITH THE KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH TO SEEK FUNDING FOR <br /> THE REQUIRED 10% LOCAL MATCH <br /> WHEREAS, Lowell Point Road is a narrow, one lane gravel road that provides the only <br /> terrestrial access the City of Seward has to Seward's wastewater treatment facility which is critical <br /> infrastructure; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City's sewer lines to the treatment facility, electric and telephone lines all <br /> run under this road; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is also the only access point for many Seward residents and small businesses; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, high traffic usage and environmental interference have created life /safety issues <br /> of increasing concern for the City, Kenai Peninsula Borough and State officials; and <br /> WHEREAS, storm surges and tidal surge events have caused erosion problems <br /> occasionally making the road impassable; and <br /> WHEREAS, the extensive, coastal damage caused by such events has made it necessary for <br /> the City of Seward and the Kenai Peninsula Borough to seek emergency state and federal funding <br /> fearing loss and/or damage of critical infrastructure or loss of human life; and <br /> WHEREAS, the cost of maintenance, mitigation and repair of the road exceeds the funding <br /> available from the City of Seward, Kenai Peninsula Borough and State government; and <br /> WHEREAS, in 2010, the City of Seward and Kenai Peninsula Borough nominated Lowell <br /> Point Road on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP); and <br /> WHEREAS, the required local 10% match is identified in the nomination packet; and <br /> WHEREAS, in order to retain the Lowell Point Road project on the STIP list, the City and <br /> Borough must seek funding to meet the required 10% match; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City and Borough have agreed to partner their efforts and move forward <br /> to seek money for the local match. <br />
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