A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Authorizing Lease Negotiations for Lot 88-3 on the Homer Spit Between the City and William Sullivan, dba Dockside II, and Finding that Awarding a New Lease to the Current Lessee Without a Competitive Bidding Process is in the Public Interest. City Manager/Lease Committee.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING LEASE NEGOTIATIONS FOR LOT 88-3 ON THE HOMER SPIT BETWEEN THE CITY AND WILLIAM SULLIVAN, DBA DOCKSIDE II, AND FINDING THAT AWARDING A NEW LEASE TO THE CURRENT LESSEE WITHOUT A COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
WHEREAS, William Sullivan’s land lease on Lot 88-3 expires on April 15, 2012 including all options; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan has requested a new lease without a competitive bidding process pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 11.2 (F) of the Lease Policies; and
WHEREAS, The Lease Committee conducted a Special Meeting on March 28, 2012 to consider Mr. Sullivan’s lease proposal; and
WHEREAS, The Lease Committee adopted an amended motion which recommends that Mr. Sullivan be given the opportunity to negotiate a new lease on Lot 88-3 with a term of ten years with two 2.5 year options, contingent upon his coming into compliance with all zoning and land use regulations and obtaining the necessary permits; and
WHEREAS, The amended motion also states that providing Mr. Sullivan the opportunity to negotiate a new lease is in the public interest for the following reasons:
• Mr. Sullivan’s business greatly benefits the community economically by providing a market for local fishermen, processing fish in Homer, and providing fish to local markets.
• Mr. Sullivan has had 22 years of experience processing seafood on the Homer Spit.
• Mr. Sullivan’s financial condition is stable and he has maintained a very good lease payment history in the past.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby authorizes the City Manager to negotiate a new lease on Lot 88-3 with William Sullivan, dba Dockside II, for a term of ten years with two 2.5 year options, contingent upon Mr. Sullivan coming into compliance with all zoning and land use regulations and obtaining the necessary permits.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council finds that it is in the public interest to award a new lease to the current lessee without a competitive bidding process as authorized in Chapter 11.2 (F) of the Lease Policies for the reasons stated above by the Lease Committee.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, this 23rd day of April, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Lease revenues to be determined.