An Emergency Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Appropriating $30,000 from the Port and Harbor Reserves to Make Emergency Repairs and/or Replace Damaged Float Piles in the Homer Harbor and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Change Order to the Existing Contract with Pacific Pile and Marine to Conduct the Harbor Float Piling Repair and Replacement Work in an Amount Not to Exceed $30,000. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 12-17
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROPRIATING $30,000 FROM THE PORT AND HARBOR RESERVES TO MAKE EMERGENCY REPAIRS AND/OR REPLACE DAMAGED FLOAT PILES IN THE HOMER HARBOR AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CHANGE ORDER TO THE EXISTING CONTRACT WITH PACIFIC PILE AND MARINE TO CONDUCT THE HARBOR FLOAT PILING REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT WORK IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $30,000.
WHEREAS, R and S floats in the Homer harbor have pilings that are severely damaged from corrosion to the point that their structural integrity may be in question; and
WHEREAS, Quick repair and replacement actions are necessary in order to avoid potential liability, loss of revenue, loss of service to customers, and a potential closure of these floats; and
WHEREAS, The damage to these piles is known to the Council, the Port and Harbor Commission, and the Harbor Improvement Committee and the work is part of the proposed improvements to be financed by grants and the sale of revenue bonds; and
WHEREAS, The piles are in such bad condition that it is not advisable to wait until the Fall of 2013 to replace them; the likely scenario if Council relies on grants and a bond sale; and
WHEREAS, The Council recently adopted Resolution 12-028 which awarded a contract to repair damaged fenders on the Deep Water Dock to Pacific Pile and Marine; and
WHEREAS, Pacific Pile and Marine will be bringing a barge with a mounted crane to Homer to do the fender work and this equipment is uniquely suited to do the work in the harbor on the damaged piles; and
WHEREAS, A change order to the existing contract for fender repair to include repair of the damaged piles would save money by eliminating mobilization costs and address a potential public safety issue in an expedited manner; and
WHEREAS, An emergency appropriation allows the company to plan for and if necessary, acquire materials prior to its arrival in Homer next week; and
WHEREAS, The City Attorney has indicated that if the City pays for this work from its own depreciation funds, it may be possible to reimburse the fund with bond sale proceeds later.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HOMER:
Section 1. The Homer City Council hereby appropriates $30,000 from the Port and Harbor depreciation reserves for emergency repairs to float piles in the Homer harbor as follows:
Account No. Description Amount
456-380-5261 Float Repair and Replacement $30,000
Section 2: This ordinance is a budget amendment only, is not of a permanent nature, and shall not be codified.
Section 3: The Council finds that an emergency exists for the reasons stated above and to protect public health and safety.
Section 3. Upon enactment, the City Manager is authorized to execute a change order to the existing contract with Pacific Pile and Marine to conduct the harbor float piling repair and replacement work in an amount not to exceed $30,000.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, this ________ day of ______________ 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: ___________________ Date: _______________________