A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Establishing an Adopt-a-Park Program. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, ESTABLISHING AN ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAM.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer owns and maintains various parks and trails for the use and enjoyment of its residents and visitors; and
WHEREAS, The City Council desires to provide volunteer opportunities for local citizens to participate in the care and maintenance of the City’s parks and trails; and
WHEREAS, An Adopt-a-Park program is a model for volunteer participation that has been used successfully in many other communities; and
WHEREAS, An Adopt-a-Park program will increase civic involvement and participation, pride in the community, and sense of stewardship in helping to care for the City’s parks and trails; and
WHEREAS, An Adopt-a-Park program will also help improve and beautify the City’s parks and trails for the benefit of all park visitors; and
WHEREAS, City staff have prepared an Adopt-a-Park Program inclusive of policies, procedures, releases, and waivers as necessary to implement the program; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer Parks and Recreation Commission recommended approval of the Adopt-a-Park Program at its May 19, 2011meeting;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, establishes the City of Homer Adopt-a-Park Program as described in Exhibit A attached hereto, to accommodate and promote volunteer participation in conserving and maintaining City parks, trails, and recreational facilities.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that City staff are authorized to administer the Adopt-a-Park Program, including processing applications, providing initial orientation to volunteers, collecting volunteer time logs and inspection reports, and conducting any follow-up coordination with volunteers as necessary.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that establishment of this program does not commit the City to any future improvements of any parks, trails, or recreation areas or facilities.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 24th day of May, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ATTEST:
JO JOHNSON, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Staff time.