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Sponsored by: Council Member McClure & Vice Mayor Keil <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2018-019 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> SEWARD, ALASKA, DESIGNATING KIBH - 91.7 FM, SEWARD AS AN <br /> ADJUNCT FIRST RESPONDER ENTITY AND THE OFFICIAL <br /> BROADCAST CHANNEL FOR EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND <br /> RELATED ACTIVATIONS AND ALERTS <br /> WHEREAS, KIBH - 91.7 FM (KIBH) is the sole local active radio broadcast service in <br /> Seward; and <br /> WHEREAS, KIBH is also heard on 106.1 in the area of Bear Creek, on 97.1 in the area <br /> of Kenai Lake, on 96.1 in the area of Tern Lake, on 99.9 in the area of Hope; and <br /> WHEREAS,KIBH has been providing emergency information and alerts during events <br /> that potentially affect public safety and could threaten life and property; and <br /> WHEREAS, KIBH has historically provided this vital information to the public in <br /> advance of official channels, such as the Emergency Alert System; and <br /> WHEREAS, KIBH participates in city, borough and state emergency preparedness <br /> planning, exercises, and activations; and <br /> WHEREAS, KIBH has members of management and staffing that are active in, and <br /> otherwise integral to, local fire, EMS and emergency response; and <br /> WHEREAS, a mission of KIBH is to make emergency information, alerts, and <br /> activations available to the public via radio broadcast without exception. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. KIBH - FM 91.7 is designated as the City of Seward's adjunct first responder <br /> entity and the official radio broadcast channel for emergency information and related activations <br /> and alerts. <br /> Section 2. The City Manager is hereby authorized to work with the Kenai Peninsula <br /> Borough to include KIBH — 91.7 FM radio station information in the tsunami warning <br /> broadcasts. <br /> Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately. <br />