Office of the City Clerk 491 E. Pioneer Avenue
Homer, Alaska 99603-7624
Jo Johnson, CMC, City Clerk (907) 235-3130
Melissa Jacobsen, CMC, Deputy City Clerk II Extension: 2227
Renee Krause, CMC, Deputy City Clerk I Extension: 2224
Fax: (907) 235-3143
TO: MAYOR HORNADAY AND CITY COUNCIL
FROM: PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION
DATE: MAY 9, 2012
RE: RECOMMENDATION TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR THE KACHEMAK BAY WATER TRAIL
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission discussed supporting a Resolution for the Kachemak Bay Water Trail during their regular meeting on April 19, 2012. Following is an excerpt of their discussion from that meeting.
B. Recommendation to Express Support for the Kachemak Bay Water Trail
Chair Bremicker brought the item to the floor for discussion.
Commissioner Brann stated he has a conflict of interest. Commissioner Archibald declared he may have a conflict also.
BELL/LOWNEY - MOVED THAT COMMISSIONER BRANN HAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ON THE KACHEMAK BAY WATER TRAIL.
Commissioner Brann explained is involvement in the promotion of the Water Trail. He did not have any financial gain or involvement. Chair Bremicker explained his understanding with Commissioner Brann’s involvement not being a conflict since there is no economic gain. Commissioner Bell opined that the perceived conflict in a person’s mind could taint or reduce the validity of the Commission’s recommendation that they should vote he has a conflict. Commissioner Lowney stated that they did not know the future of this trail and it deserves the strongest recommendation possible. Chair Bremicker noted that if the commission excludes Commissioner Brann and then excludes Commissioner Archibald there will be no recommendation. Ms. Engebretsen stated that going through this process is just as important also, even if the commission votes against the two having a conflict; addressing each declaration of conflict. This will show that the commission was thinking of the best interests of the public.
VOTE. YES. ARCHIBALD, LOWNEY, BELL
VOTE. NO. BREMICKER.
Commissioner Archibald declared that he had a conflict.
LOWNEY/BELL – MOVED THAT COMMISSIONER ARCHIBALD HAS A CONFLICT ON THE ISSUE.
Commissioner Archibald stated his reasons for believing he may have a conflict of interest. Commissioner Bell opined that he did not meet the threshold that Commissioner Brann and he should be able to participate in the recommendation. Commissioner Lowney agreed. Chair Bremicker stated that he agreed also and if anyone complained they can express that they kept one and denied one.
VOTE. NO. LOWNEY. BELL, BRANN, BREMCKER
Chair Bremicker opened for discussion the recommendation for the Water Trail.
LOWNEY/ARCHIBALD - MOVED THAT THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE 125 MILE KACHEMAK BAY WATER TRAIL AND APPROVED THE RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION FROM THE WATER TRAIL ASSOCIATION.
There was a brief discussion.
VOTE. YES. NON-OBJECTION. UNANIMOUS CONSENT.