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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> �i <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2011 -013 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A <br /> COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE RESURRECTION BAY <br /> HISTORICAL SOCIETY (RBHS) TO MANAGE, PRESERVE, RESEARCH, <br /> INTERPRET AND PROVIDE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE COLLECTIONS <br /> OWNED BY RBHS UTILIZING A SIGNED MEMORANDUM OF <br /> AGREEMENT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012 <br /> WHEREAS, Resolution 2010 -59 directed city staff to create a plan to transfer the operation <br /> and maintenance of the Seward Museum from the RBHS to the City; and <br /> WHEREAS, Ordinance 2010 -006 changed the Library Department to the Library Museum <br /> Department and codified powers and duties of the department with the Resurrection Bay Historical <br /> Society (RBHS) as an advisory body to the department head and the City of Seward; and <br /> WHEREAS, RBHS and City Staff worked to create a Memorandum of Understanding <br /> (MOU) that clearly states the rights and responsibilities of each entity with regard to the art, artifacts <br /> and archival history of Seward that is owned by the RBHS and currently housed in the Seward <br /> Museum; and <br /> WHEREAS, the MOU was reviewed favorably by the membership of the RBHS at their <br /> August, September and October 2010 meetings and officially approved at their March 24, 2011 <br /> meeting; and <br /> WHEREAS, Lee Poleske, RBHS President, signed the MOU on March 29, 2011; and <br /> WHEREAS, the MOU will be effective on January 1, 2012. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Manager is authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the <br /> Resurrection Bay Historical Society (RBHS) to manage, preserve, research, interpret and provide <br /> public access to the collections owned by RBHS. <br /> Section 2. The MOU will be effective on January 1, 2012. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take affect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> Lim <br />