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Ordinance 10-14 Adopting HCC Chapter 3.14, Revolving Energy Fund, and Amending FY2010 Budgets to Provide Startup Funds

Ordinance Summary

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

Ordinance ID

10-14

Status

Adopted

Ordinance Files

Related Meetings

Mon, Mar 8th, 2010 6:00pm
Mon, Mar 22nd, 2010 6:00pm

Introduction Date

Mon Mar 8th, 2010

Public Hearing Date

Mon Mar 22nd, 2010

Second Reading Date

Mon Mar 22nd, 2010

Effective Date

Tue Mar 23rd, 2010

Ordinance Details

CITY OF HOMER
HOMER, ALASKA

Roberts

ORDINANCE 10-14

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:
Chapter 3.14
Revolving Energy Fund
Sections:
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:

REVENUE
Account Description Amount
620-375 Revolving Energy Fund $315,691



EXPENDITURE
Account Description Amount
Depreciation Reserves
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
TOTAL $315,691
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
ATTEST:


______________________________
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK

YES:
NO:
ABSTAIN:
ABSENT:

First reading:
Public hearing:
Second reading:
Effective date:

Reviewed and approved as to form:


_______________________ ____________________________
Walt Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney

Date: _________________ Date: _______________________

Fiscal Note: Included in ordinance.