A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing Its Support for a Kachemak Nordic Ski Club Application to the Recreational Trail Grant Program of the State of Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation for a Maintenance Building at the Lookout Mountain Ski Area in the Amount of $50,000. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING ITS SUPPORT FOR A KACHEMAK NORDIC SKI CLUB APPLICATION TO THE RECREATIONAL TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM OF THE STATE OF ALASKA DIVISION OF PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION FOR A MAINTENANCE BUILDING AT THE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN SKI AREA IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000.
WHEREAS, The Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) has been developing the Lookout Mountain Ski Trail system for several years; and
WHEREAS, KNSC recently completed a similar grant to improve the access road and parking lots at Lookout Mountain, and the grant administrators commented that funds are available in the Recreational Trail Grant Program (RTP) to build a maintenance building for the grooming equipment; and
WHEREAS, The RTP grant application KNSC is preparing for a maintenance building at the Lookout Mountain Ski Area requests a resolution of support from the local governing body; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer will benefit from better groomed trails as volunteer groomers will spend less time digging and thawing out equipment and more time grooming; and
WHEREAS, Many events and ongoing programs that bring visitors and business to the City of Homer are held at the Lookout Mountain Ski Area, including middle and high school ski team training and races, Besh Cup Races, regional and state races, Ski for Women, Junior Nordic ski program, Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Marathon, and Homer Women's Nordic; and
WHEREAS, The facility will be designed as a warming facility so spectators and skiers can warm up during events that can last as long as 8 hours in frigid conditions; and
WHEREAS, KNSC is asking for this resolution of support for a RTP grant with no financial or staff time obligation from the City of Homer.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby expresses its strong support for KNSC's grant application to the Recreational Trail Grant Program of the State of Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation to build a Maintenance Building at the Lookout Mountain Ski Area in the amount of $50,000.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 22nd day of October, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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