CITY OF HOMER
PUBLIC WORKS TELEPHONE (907)235-3170
3575 HEATH STREET HOMER, AK 99603 FACSIMILE (907)235-3145
TO: Walt Wrede, City Manager
FROM: Carey Meyer, Public Works Director
DATE: March 22, 2011
RE: West Homer Elementary Trail
Project Status – Re-authorization of Funding
In 2008, the Council authorized the expenditure of $8,000 from the HART fund to complete the construction of a short trail between the West Homer Elementary School and the adjacent residential neighborhood. Platting of a dedicated right-of-way and securing necessary easements was accomplished; adjacent property owners support the trail construction and voluntarily signed trail easement documents. The project was designed by Public Works and bids for construction are being advertized. Attached is an aerial photo showing the location of the proposed trail.
The completion of this project has taken longer than originally anticipated, due to work load. Capital project funds, appropriated in an operating budget, must be used within a three year period. Unfortunately, time has expired. To complete this project, the funds must be re-authorized.
Public Works anticipates that the total cost of completing this trail is $9,000. This includes all design and construction costs.
Recommendations: The City Council pass an ordinance amending the 2011 operating budget authorizing the expenditure of $9,000 from the HART fund to complete the design and construction of the West Homer Elementary Trail; and authorizing the City Manager to execute all appropriate documents necessary to complete the project.
Fiscal Note: 165-375