An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Amending the FY 2011 Operating Budget by Appropriating $21,798.25 From the Port and Harbor Reserves for Parking and Access Improvements at the Coast Guard Parking Area on Lot 45-A Adjacent to the Pioneer Dock. City Manager/Port and Harbor Director.
CITY OF HOMER
City Manager/ Port and Harbor Director
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AMENDING THE FY 2011 OPERATING BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING $21,798.25 FROM THE PORT AND HARBOR RESERVES FOR PARKING AND ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS AT THE COAST GUARD PARKING AREA ON LOT 45-A ADJACENT TO THE PIONEER DOCK.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer and the United States Coast Guard have entered into a lease agreement for berthing space at the Pioneer Dock which includes 25 parking spaces on Lot 45-A adjacent to the approach trestle; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer initially issued a land use permit to the State of Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) which allowed AMHS to use Lot 45-A for a ferry terminal and staging area; an arrangement that worked well for many years; and
WHEREAS, The existing use patterns and parking configuration on Lot 45-A became problematic and conflicts began to occur due to a number of factors including increased visits by AMHS vessels, the AMHS plan to construct a warehouse, a lack of long term parking for AMHS employees, and USCG staff vehicles parking in areas that blocked fire lanes and interfered with AMHS staging operations; and
WHEREAS, The Coast Guard and the Alaska Marine Highway System are very important tenants and the City worked with both to find a global solution that was satisfactory to all of the parties; and
WHEREAS, The solution included a new lease agreement between the City and AMHS in which AMHS relinquished any rights it might have to use the portion of Lot 45-A occupied by USCG in exchange for similar acreage on Lot 48 to be used for a warehouse, staging area, and long term employee parking; and
WHEREAS, As part of the agreement, the City agreed to reconfigure Lot 45-A so that the area used for USCG parking was no larger than absolutely necessary and did not impact AMHS staging operations, the USCG and AMHS portions of Lot 45-A were clearly delineated, and the parking pattern for USCG vessels was changed to keep vehicles off the apron and fire lanes open; and
WHEREAS, Capital expenditures associated with the project include removing the existing fencing, importing fill to expand the parking area on Lot 45-A and into Lot 20; also occupied by USCG, and constructing an access road from the Lot 20 staging area directly to the trestle leading to the Hickory’s berth.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF HOMER ORDAINS:
Section 1. The FY 2011 Operating Budget is hereby amended by appropriating $21,798.25 from the Port and Harbor Reserves for the purpose of constructing parking and access improvements at the Coast Guard parking area on Lot 45-A adjacent to the Pioneer Dock as follows:
Account No. Description Amount
456-380 Parking and Access Improvements $21,798.25
Lot 45-A, Coast Guard Parking
Section 2. This is a budget amendment ordinance, is not permanent in nature, and shall not be codified.
ENACTED by the Homer City Council this ______ day of ________, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt E. Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: __________________ Date: __________________