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Sponsored by: Staff <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 96-01 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br /> COMMISSION, RECOMMENDING ADOPTION OF THE SEWARD COMMUNITY <br /> CEMETERIES MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward,the Pioneers, Oddfellows,Masons and American Legion each <br /> own or operate cemeteries; and <br /> WHEREAS,there are no established codes authorizing the management nor regulations guiding <br /> the use of the city cemetery; and <br /> WHEREAS, there are no burial permits required,inadequate mapping and minimal burial records <br /> associated with the community' s cemeteries; and <br /> WHEREAS, a properly managed and maintained cemetery reflects well on community image and <br /> provides peace of mind for relatives of deceased friends an family; and <br /> WHEREAS, cemeteries are an important part of our history and culture in that epitaphs on the <br /> markers reveal important genealogical information which may be lost in other records; and <br /> WHEREAS, a "cemetery action plan" has evolved from numerous public hearings, meetings <br /> with cemetery owners, direct contact with cemetery users and other interested parties. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Historic Preservation Commission that: <br /> Section 1. It has reviewed the "The Seward Community Cemeteries Management Action <br /> Plan," and recommends adoption and implementation by the Seward City Council. <br /> Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> PASSED AND APPROVED by the Seward Historic Preservation Commission this 24th day of <br /> July, 1996. <br /> THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> Donna Kowalski, Chairman <br />