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<br />r <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION NO. 80-14 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />SEWARD, ALASKA, PROVIDING FOR THE TAKING OF A <br />RIGHT-OF-WAY ACROSS TWO PARCELS OF LAND FOR ACCESS TO <br />THE FOURTH OF JULY CREEK BY THE RIGHT OF EMINENT <br />DOMAIN AND FOR THE FILING OF A DECLARATION OF TAKING. <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Seward, <br />Alaska hereby determines that it is in the public interest to <br />build a public road or highway to the Fourth of July Creek area <br />within the City limits of the City of Seward, and, furthermore, <br />that it is in the public interest to develop a marine-oriented <br />industrial park in that area; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City Council hereby determines that a <br />public road should be constructed from Nash Road in Seward to <br />the Fourth of July Creek area for the purpose of gaining public <br />access to that area both for the creation of the industrial <br />park and for opening the area for other public uses and further <br />municipal development; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward, Alaska engaged a private <br />engineering firm, R & M Consultants (ENGINEERS), to study the <br />various reasonable access routes to the Fourth of July Creek <br />area; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, ENGINEERS were instructed to study all access <br />routes to determine which route is most compatible with the <br />greatest public good and the least private injury; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the access route ultimately determined by <br />ENGINEERS to be the one most compatible with the greatest <br />public good and the least private injury is shown on the <br />attached map which is incorporated herein by reference as <br />Exhibit A; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the route selected by ENGINEERS traverses <br />privately owned land (PRIVATE LAND); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the legal descriptions of the PRIVATE LAND to <br />be utilized for such public highway or road are attached hereto <br />at Exhibits Band C respectively and are incorporated herein by <br />reference; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the parcel described in Exhibit B is owned by <br />Dorothy Stewart also known as Dorothy Noyes and the parcel <br />described in Exhibit C is owned by Virginia Darling; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City has, through earlier action of the <br />City Council, offered to purchase a right-of-way across the <br />PRIVATE LAND at the location of the selected route; and <br />