A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Authorizing the City Manager to Apply for a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant for Karen Hornaday Park Improvements in an Amount up to $75,000 and Expressing Its Commitment to Provide a Local Cash Match of $75,000. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF) GRANT FOR KAREN HORNADAY PARK IMPROVEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $75,000 AND EXPRESSING ITS COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE A LOCAL CASH MATCH OF $75,000.
WHEREAS, Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park is a multi-purpose park encompassing sports fields, a playground, picnic area, campground, Woodard Creek, and spectacular views on almost 40 acres that is popular with residents and visitors of all ages; and
WHEREAS, The community has been working diligently at upgrading the Park in accordance with the Karen Hornaday Hillside Park Master Plan adopted by the City Council in 2009; and
WHEREAS, Recent improvements include a new playground, new dugouts, drainage improvements, and upgrades to the ball fields; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has identified campground and drainage improvements as the next steps in the implementation of the Karen Hornaday Hillside Park Master Plan.
WHEREAS, The Land and Water Conservation Fund grant proposed project includes improving drainage to the ball fields and campground, developing pedestrian access to the rear ball field, refurbishing the campsites by leveling tent/parking pads, installing signage, improving the campground access road, creating at least one ADA accessible site and developing a camp host site.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby expresses its support for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application of $75,000 and authorizes the City Manager to submit the appropriate documents.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council expresses its commitment to provide a cash match of $75,000 to meet the grant match requirements.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 14th day of January, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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