City of Homer
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TO: HOMER CITY COUNCIL & CITY MANAGER WALT WREDE
FROM: BRYAN HAWKINS, PORT DIRECTOR/HARBORMASTER
DATE: MARCH 16, 2012
SUBJECT: CHANGES TO HOMER SPIT PARKING PLAN TO INCLUDE MONTHLY PARKING FEES
The 2011 parking season and possible changes to the Spit parking plan was discussed at the Port and Harbor Advisory Commission’s last two regular meetings, dated January 25 and February 22, 2012. The commission recommended to staff to research the process for council action and code changes to put a monthly parking fee in place.
After much review and public feedback, staff recommends including monthly parking pass fees for long-term parking to the Port of Homer Terminal Tariff No. 600. The two proposed rates are described as follows:
1. A monthly pass for vehicles less than 20 feet. Proposed fee: $70.00. This fee is set at a rate to encourage parkers to purchase an annual if they are planning to park longer than one month. In other words, we don’t want to have folks purchase month-to-month passes instead of an annual because that would increase the amount of office transactions and the level of effort on enforcement needed in order to encourage compliance.
2. A monthly pass for oversize vehicles (over 20 feet). Proposed fee: $85.00. A portion of Lot 9 will be designated for these oversize vehicles parking long-term. This will help accommodate the AMHS ferry customers who are traveling for more than seven days and want to park on the Spit, commonly their motor home. Currently our Tariff has a fee for non-fishing gear storage at a rate of $0.17 per square foot, minimum of 1,000 square feet for a total of $170.00 per month. Due to the fact that you can park two of these oversized vehicles on one lot, we came to the amount of $85.00 per month per vehicle.
Both passes would require special mirror tags and the pay through date would be based on 30 consecutive days rather than a calendar month.
Approve Resolution 12-023 amending the City of Homer Fee Schedule Long Term Parking and Resolution 12-024 amending Port of Homer Terminal Tariff No. 600 to include monthly parking pass fees of $70.00 for vehicles less than 20 feet, and $85 for oversized vehicles (over 20 feet).
Attached: PHC Regular Meeting Minutes dated January 25, 2012
PHC Regular Meeting Minutes dated February 22, 2012