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<br />Sponsored by Schaefermeyer <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION NO. 92-012 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br />COMMISSION, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL. <br />PETITION FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 5,375 <br />ACRES OF LAND ALONG THE SEWARD MERIDIAN FROM THE <br />BEAR LAKE AREA TO THE NASH ROAD AREA <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska Statehood Act provided for the future growth and <br />development of local communities through municipal entitlement programs; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, because of the long range needs of the community, the city of Seward <br />continues to support state and borough entitlement selections of National Forest lands <br />contiguous to the city; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is inevitable that long range future community growth and <br />development - residential, industrial and recreational - will occur within this territory <br />proposed for annexation; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the incorporation of this territory will enable the city to plan for and <br />control that development; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Commission has previously adopted Resolution No. 92-004 <br />recommending the annexation of certain lands along the Seward Meridian; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, at the direction of the City Council, the annexation issue has been <br />reviewed through public testimony and two work sessions; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it now appears that the public interest will best be served by <br />petitioning to annex the area originally proposed in Resolution No. 92-004; <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Planning and Zoning <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The City Council is hereby urged to authorize and direct the City <br />Manager to prepare a petition to effect the annexation of lands described in Exhibit 1, <br />attached and incorporated herein by reference, in accordance with 19 MC 10.470, et. seg., <br />and to file this petition with the Local Boundary Commission for action. <br />