A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Authorizing the Allocation of Up to $20,000 from the Hart Fund for the Purposes of Survey Work and an Engineering Estimate to Determine the Cost of Constructing the Initial One-Half Mile of the Proposed Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway. Wythe/Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.
CITY OF HOMER
Wythe/Parks and Recreation
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE ALLOCATION OF UP TO $20,000 FROM THE HART FUND FOR THE PURPOSES OF SURVEY WORK AND AN ENGINEERING ESTIMATE TO DETERMINE THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING THE INITIAL ONE-HALF MILE OF THE PROPOSED KACHEMAK DRIVE NON-MOTORIZED PATHWAY.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer has adopted the Homer Non-Motorized Transportation and Trails Plan, Homer Area Transportation Plan, Climate Action Plan, HART Policy Manual and has included the Kachemak Drive Rehabilitation/Pathway in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP); and
WHEREAS, The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC) established a committee to specifically address possible solutions to the hazards presented to non-motorized and motorized users of Kachemak Drive; and
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council adopted Resolution 11-090(A), directing the Kachemak Drive Path Committee (KDPC) to work with the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) to more fully develop the project; and
WHEREAS, The PRAC, KDPC and TAC mutually agree that the construction of the Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway would provide a safety zone for pedestrians and a safer driving zone for the vehicle traffic on Kachemak Drive; and
WHEREAS, The PRAC, KDPC and TAC further recommend that the City of Homer consider taking the responsibility for the construction and maintenance of the Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway; and
WHEREAS, The construction of the first section of the proposed Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway, from the intersection of Kachemak Drive and Spit Road, approximately one-half of a mile up Kachemak Drive towards the parking area at the crest of the hill, would provide immediate safety benefits for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists; and
WHEREAS, The first step towards determining the feasibility of constructing this initial one-half mile section of the proposed path requires surveying and an engineering estimate which is anticipated to cost not more than $20,000.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, authorizes the allocation of up to $20,000 for the purposes of survey work and an engineering estimate to determine the cost of constructing the initial one-half mile of the proposed Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway and authorizes the City Manager and staff to proceed as required to complete these activities.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the commitment of these funds in no way binds the City of Homer to the construction of either the initial one-half mile of pathway, or any other segments of the proposed Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway. The contribution is made solely as a good faith show of support for the construction of the Kachemak Drive Non-Motorized Pathway.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 8th day of October, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: $20,000 from HART, Trails Fund, Acct. No. 165-375.