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<br />. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Schaefermever <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION NO. 90-002 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, OPPOSING THE SEASONAL SHUT <br />DOWN OF M.V. TUSTUMENA FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN <br />SELDOVIA, HOMER, SEWARD AND KODIAK <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the city of Seward is the homeport of the M. V. <br />Tustumena; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Tustumena Ferry serves Seldovia, Seward, Homer <br />and Kodiak and is the basic means for transporting residents as <br />well as all types of supplies and materials between these com- <br />munities; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the legislature cut the Alaska Marine Highway System <br />budget, causing ferry service to be discontinued beyond its normal <br />overhaul time during this winter; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska Marine Highway System plans to pull the <br />Tustumena from service for eight months next year for a complete <br />remodel; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, this discontinued service will cause serious <br />transportation and shipping problems for the communities it serves; <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The Alaska Marine Highway System has solicited <br />statements of interest for replacement ferry serv1ce for Homer/Sel- <br />dovia and Homer/Kodiak/Port Lions but has not included service from <br />Seward in the solicitation. <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 supports the supplemental <br />funding request for FY'90 by the Alaska Marine Highway System to <br />avoid the anticipated loss of service this winter. <br /> <br />Section 2. The city urges the Alaska Marine Highway <br />to find a replacement vessel for use which includes Seward <br />while the Tustumena is being remodeled from October 1, <br />through June 1, 1991. <br /> <br />System <br />routes <br />1990, <br /> <br />Section 3. The clerk is hereby directed to send a copy of <br />this resolution to all state legislators who represent the affected <br />communities; all members of the House and Senate Finance commit- <br /> <br />-1- <br />