A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Authorizing the Allocation of Up to $2,500 from the Reimbursable Grant Established in Ordinance 12- 51(A) for the Purposes of Funding Phase 1 of the Tidal Energy Incubator Project. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE ALLOCATION OF UP TO $2,500 FROM THE REIMBURSABLE GRANT ESTABLISHED IN ORDINANCE 12-51(A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING PHASE 1 OF THE TIDAL ENERGY INCUBATOR PROJECT.
WHEREAS, A working group assembled of industry professionals and agency representatives has been meeting for the past six months to explore the potential of developing the Deep Water Dock as a Tidal Energy Incubator for the purposes of testing tidal power technology; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer has a strong interest in seeing this project funded because of the potential for the proposed Homer Tidal Energy Incubator Project to create local jobs and strengthen Homer’s economy; and
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council created a reimbursable grant in the amount of $100,000 via Ordinance 12-51(A) on November 26, 2012 to fund the Tidal Energy Incubator Project; and
WHEREAS, Phase 1 of the project consists of defining opportunities, developing design and evaluation criteria, determining site conditions, refining design and cost estimates, and selecting a preferred alternative; and
WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Anchorage has submitted a proposal to perform the first phase of the project as a University of Alaska Anchorage School of Engineering Student Capstone Design Project; and
WHEREAS, Phase 1 will set the groundwork for allowing the City to develop a reimbursable grant proposal to fund development of the project in accordance with the direction provided in Ordinance 12-51(A); and
WHEREAS, The University of Alaska Anchorage is donating the time of up to six engineering students under the mentorship of two professors for this project; and
WHEREAS, the expenditures required for Phase 1 of the project include expenses for the University of Alaska engineering team to travel to Homer for a site visit and for a City representative to travel to Anchorage for the final project presentation.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council authorizes the allocation of up to $2,500 to cover transportation costs for Phase 1 of the Tidal Energy Incubator Project from the reimbursable grant established in Ordinance 12-51(A).
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 28th day of January, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: $2,500 from the reimbursable grant established in Ordinance 12-51(A).