A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing its Intent to Continue Including the Pratt Museum in the City Contract for Snowplowing and Sanding Services and to Provide that Service to the Museum as an “In-Kind” Contribution. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING ITS INTENT TO CONTINUE INCLUDING THE PRATT MUSEUM IN THE CITY CONTRACT FOR SNOWPLOWING AND SANDING SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE TO THE MUSEUM AS AN ‘IN-KIND” CONTRIBUTION.
WHEREAS, The City has included the Pratt Museum in its contract with private companies for snowplowing and sanding services at various municipal parking lots for many years; and
WHEREAS, The historical practice was for the City contractor to plow the Pratt parking area and the City to invoice the Pratt for this service on a monthly basis; and
WHEREAS, Billing for this service ceased in 2007 and the Pratt Museum has not made payments since that time for a combination of reasons including Finance Department oversight and the Pratt’s understanding that it was the City’s intent to provide this service as an “in-kind” contribution; and
WHEREAS, Although the record shows that the Council did in fact discuss the option of providing snowplowing services as an “in-kind” contribution in lieu of a larger increase in funding, there is no evidence of any official Council action and the Finance Department recently sent the Pratt an invoice for the past four years of service; and
WHEREAS, It would be beneficial to both the City and the Museum if the Council clarified its intent with respect to snowplowing at the Pratt Museum.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby declares that it will continue to include the Pratt Museum in its snowplowing contract, up to $2,500 per year, and that it will provide this service free of charge as an “in-kind” contribution beginning in Fiscal Year 2011.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council authorizes the City Manager to write off all or parts of the snowplowing bill for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 28th day of February, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: $2,500 per year.