An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Appropriating $15,000 from the Leased Property Reserve Account for an Engineering Review and Report Regarding Code Compliance Related Improvements that Might be Required at the Homer Education and Recreation Complex (HERC Building) if There is a Change in Occupancy. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROPRIATING $15,000 FROM THE LEASED PROPERTY RESERVE ACCOUNT FOR AN ENGINEERING REVIEW AND REPORT REGARDING CODE COMPLIANCE RELATED IMPROVEMENTS THAT MIGHT BE REQUIRED AT THE HOMER EDUCATION AND RECREATION COMPLEX (HERC BUILDING) IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY.
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council has been discussing and seeking recommendations on alternative uses for the HERC Building for several years, since the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College vacated the facility and moved into its new building; and
WHEREAS, The City has received numerous proposals and inquiries about renting or leasing space within the facility and some of the proposed uses constitute a change in occupancy under the relevant building and fire codes; and
WHEREAS, The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has recommended that the City Community Recreation Program be relocated into this facility and some of its activities may constitute a change in occupancy; and
WHEREAS, Before the City makes any decisions about possible new uses and occupancies at the facility, it would be beneficial to better understand what code compliance improvements would be required and what they might cost.
WHEREAS, An engineering review of existing building reports and if necessary, an inspection of the facility is appropriate and warranted.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City of Homer:
Section 1. The Homer City Council hereby appropriates $15,000 from the Leased Property Reserve Account for the purpose of obtaining an engineering review and report regarding code compliance related improvements that might be required at the HERC building in order to accommodate new uses and occupancies as follows:
Account No. Description Amount
156-396 HERC Engineering Study $15,000
Section 2. This ordinance is a budget amendment only, is not of a permanent nature, and shall not be codified.
ENACTED BY THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL 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