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<br />r- <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION NO. 80-11 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />SUPPORTING THE MOVEMENT OF GRAIN FROM <br />THE DELTA BARLEY PROJECT THROUGH THE PORT AT SEWARD <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the development of a grain crop in the interior of <br />Alaska is important to the economy of our state; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, export of that grain may provide a long-term <br />renewable source of income for Alaska's economy; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the low cost transportation of that grain to the <br />Alaska coast is vital to its ultimate competitive selling price; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, shipment of the grain by the Alaska Railroad to <br />the port at Seward provides the most cost effective method of overland <br />shipment; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, use of the Alaska Ratlroad to ship fertilizer <br />needed in the grain project provides back-haul potential which would <br />make total transportation costs for the project even lower: <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The City of Seward hereby states its support for the <br />proposal to transport grain grown in the Alaskan Interior to Seward by <br />means of the Alaska Railroad. <br /> <br />Section 2. The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed <br />to take whatever steps are needed to communicate City support of the <br />proposal to move the grain by rail to Seward for loading onto ocean- <br />going vessels. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, this 10th day of March 1980. <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> <br />) ;\) <br />L~J ) ~/L <br /> <br />Raym~d L. Hugli <br /> <br />AYES: <br />NOES: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />CAMPBELL, CRIPPS, GILLESPIE, SORIANO AND SWARTZ <br />NONE <br />HUGLI <br />