City of Homer
Planning & Zoning Telephone (907) 235-3106
491 East Pioneer Avenue Fax (907) 235-3118
Homer, Alaska 99603-7645 E-mail Planning@ci.homer.ak.us
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TO: Mayor Hornaday and Homer City Council
THRU: Rick Abboud, City Planner
FROM: Julie Engebretsen, Planning Technician
DATE: November 2, 2011
SUBJ: Homer Advisory Planning Commission comments on the Kachemak Drive Pathway
At the September 12, Homer City Council meeting, the Council considered Resolution 11-90, bought forward by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. The resolution supported the concept and construction of a pathway or other non-motorized improvement along Kachemak Drive. The Council referred the matter to the Planning Commission.
At the September 21st HAPC meeting, the Commission made and approved the following motions:
• THE ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE CONCEPT OF A NON MOTORIZED ACCESS ALONG KACHEMAK DRIVE.
• A LARGE PART OF THIS PROJECT IS A PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED CAREFULLY FROM THE ONSET. THE UTILITY EASEMENTS ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY.
• THE ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THE CITY ADD THE KACHEMAK DRIVE PATH IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STIP NEEDS LIST AS AN AVENUE FOR STATE FUNDING.
• THE COMMISSION APPRECIATES THE EFFORTS OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION AND ENCOURAGES THEM TO CONTINUE WITH THIS GRASS ROOTS EFFORT.