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Record No: CB 119647    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119647
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/23/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125943
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the General Manager/CEO of Seattle Public Utilities to execute a memorandum of agreement between The City of Seattle and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for the transfer and curation of the Chester Morse Collection; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Collection Transfer and Curation Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 125943, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the General Manager/CEO of Seattle Public Utilities to execute a memorandum of agreement between The City of Seattle and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for the transfer and curation of the Chester Morse Collection; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the City has responsibility under federal and other applicable laws to preserve for future use a collection it holds of archaeological artifacts, specimens and associated records pertaining to the sites identified as the Chester Morse Collection or 45-KI-25, 45-KI-27, 45-KI-29, 45-KI-30, 45-KI-31, 45-KI-32, 45-KI-298, 45-KI-299, and 45-KI-300 ("the Collection"), and Seattle wishes to cede and transfer all of its interest and control over the Collection to a qualified curation facility; and
WHEREAS, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (MIT) is desirous of obtaining, housing, and maintaining the Collection, which holds historic and cultural significance for MIT and other tribes of the region, and intends to house and maintain the Collection consistent with federal law and within the mission of its Preservation Program and Repository to preserve and protect the Tribe's ancestral heritage; and
WHEREAS, the Parties have provided notice of intent to transfer with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, the Snoqualmie Tribe, Yakama Indian Nation, and Tulalip Tribes on Seattle's desire to transfer the Collection; and
WHEREAS, the Parties recognize the mutual benefits to be derived by having the Collection permanently managed, housed and maintained in MIT's Repository, and recognize the benefits which will accrue to public and tribal scientific interests by having MIT house and maintain the Collection for study and other educational purposes; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The General Manager/CEO ...

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