An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Adopting Homer City Code Chapter 3.14, Revolving Energy Fund, and Amending the FY 2010 Operating Budget by Appropriating $315,691 from Thirteen Facility Depreciation Accounts to Provide Startup Funds. Roberts
CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, ADOPTING HOMER CITY CODE CHAPTER 3.14, REVOLVING ENERGY FUND, AND AMENDING THE FY 2010 OPERATING BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING $315,691 FROM THIRTEEN FACILITY DEPRECIATION ACCOUNTS TO PROVIDE START-UP FUNDS.
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council wishes to reduce carbon emissions and lower the City’s energy costs; and
WHEREAS, The Council has adopted a Climate Action Plan (Resolution 07-106), a Money, Energy, and Sustainability Policy Guide (Resolution 09-07), and established a Sustainability Fund (Resolution 08-07(A); and
WHEREAS, The Council commissioned a Climate Action Plan Implementation Project and received a final report in 2009; and
WHEREAS, The Report recommends the creation of a Revolving Energy Fund to provide a long term source of funding for energy efficiency projects in City facilities and that seed money for the fund be provided by transferring assets from existing depreciation reserve accounts.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF HOMER ORDAINS:
Section 1. Homer City Code Chapter 3.14, Revolving Energy Fund, is adopted and shall read as follows:
Revolving Energy Fund
3.14.010 Revolving Energy Fund established.
3.14.020 Purpose of the Fund.
3.14.030 Initial Fund Contribution.
3.14.040 Additions to the Fund.
3.14.050 Fund Management.
3.14.060 Program regulations, policies, and procedures.
3.14.010 Revolving Energy Fund established. There is hereby established the Homer Revolving Energy Fund. The Revolving Energy Fund shall be governed by this chapter.
3.14.020 Purpose of the Fund. The Revolving Energy Fund is established for the purpose of providing a stable and long term source of financing for projects which improve the energy efficiency of city buildings and facilities. Loans from the fund shall be repaid over time using the savings achieved through energy efficiency projects financed by the Fund.
3.14.030 Initial Fund Contribution. The Fund shall be capitalized initially by a transfer of funds from thirteen different facility depreciation accounts. These depreciation funds will be used to increase energy efficiency and extend the useful life of the facilities.
3.14.040 Additions to the Fund. Additions to the Revolving Energy Fund may be made by private contributions, grants, budget appropriations, or other methods approved by the Council.
3.14.050 Fund Management. The Revolving Energy Fund shall be managed as a separate and segregated internal service fund. Investment earnings of the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. The Fund shall be invested consistent with Homer City Code Chapter 3.10. Loans from the Fund to finance energy efficiency projects must be approved in advance by the Council by ordinance. Loans may not be made for facilities which do not have an approved Energy Conservation Plan. Loans from the fund shall be repaid over time based upon the estimated energy cost savings for the project(s) projected in the Energy Conservation Plan.
3.14.060 Program regulations, policies, and procedures. The Revolving Energy Fund program regulations, policies, and procedures shall be adopted by resolution.
Section 2. The FY 2010 Operating Budget is hereby amended by appropriating/transferring $315,691 from thirteen depreciations accounts to the revolving Energy Fund as follows:
Account Description Amount
620-375 Revolving Energy Fund $315,691
Account Description Amount
156-370 Animal Shelter $ 250
156-375 General $42,984
156-384 City Hall $ 2,063
156-385 Parks and Recreation $ 1,018
156-388 Airport Terminal $ 1,652
156-390 Library $ 2,781
156-393 Fire $ 3,855
156-394 Police $ 5,095
156-395 Public Works $ 0
156-396 Leased Property $ 9,650
170-733 New City Hall $ 19,773
256-378/379 Water / Sewer $177,950
456-380 Port and Harbor $ 48,620
Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect upon its adoption by the Homer City Council.
Section 4. Section 1 of this ordinance is of a permanent and general character and shall be included in the City Code.
Section 5. Section 2 of this ordinance is a budget amendment only, is temporary in nature, and shall not be codified.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, this ______ day of ________________, 2010.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: _________________ Date: _______________________
Fiscal Note: Included in ordinance.