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Memorandum 14-076 Budget Amendment for Purchase of Harbor Operations Truck

Memorandum ID

14-076

Related Meetings

Mon, May 12th, 2014 6:00pm
Tue, May 27th, 2014 6:00pm

Status

Backup

Memorandum Details

Memorandum 14-076

TO:                       MAYOR BETH WYTHE & HOMER CITY COUNCIL

FROM:                 BRYAN HAWKINS, PORT DIRECTOR/HARBORMASTER

DATE:                  MAY 2, 2014

SUBJECT:           FY 2014 BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR PURCHASE OF HARBOR OPERATIONS TRUCK

 

For the 2014 FY budget, the Port and Harbor submitted a request to purchase a used, full size, two-wheel-drive truck for harbor operations.  This request was approved by City Council and included in the budget.

After an exhaustive search effort though, Operation Staff has not been able to locate a suitable two-wheel-drive truck.  What we have found is that there are more four-wheel-drive trucks readily available in Alaska in the specific year, style, and condition that we prefer.  I am confident that if we were to change the scope of our search to include four-wheel-drive trucks, and increase our budget for this purchase, that we will be able to find a much better fit, both in quality and value, for the dollars expended.

 

Recommendation

Staff recommends that City Council revise the 2014 Port and Harbor budget to change our purchase request from a used two-wheel-drive truck, to a used four-wheel-drive truck, and raise the allowable expenditure by $6,000 for a total of $18,000.

 

Fiscal Note:      Port and Harbor Fleet Reserves 452-374