City of Homer
Port / Harbor Telephone (907) 235-3160
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Homer, Alaska 99603-8005 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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TO: HOMER CITY COUNCIL
CC: WALT WREDE, CITY MANAGER
FROM: BRYAN HAWKINS, PORT DIRECTOR/HARBORMASTER
DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013
SUBJECT: NEW HARBORMASTER’S OFFICE STUDY & RECOMMENDATIONS
As requested by Homer City Council and the Port and Harbor Advisory Commission, a study was completed on the existing Harbormaster’s Office and the options of replacing/rebuilding it in December 2012. The study was done by Nelson Engineering, PC of Kenai in association with Klauder & Company Architects, Inc., Spurlock & Associates, Inc., and EIC Engineers, Inc.
At the Port and Harbor Advisory Commission regular meeting on January 23, 2013, the commission reviewed and discussed the study titled “Harbor Office Alternatives Analysis”, prepared by Nelson Engineering. From the options given in the study, Option 2: Build a New Building, was reasoned to be the most feasible concept for the harbor office. Further discussion focused on locating the new structure to Lot 20 next to Ramp 7 on the other side of the harbor; and, if relocated, the new Harbormaster’s Office would not need to provide as large of a public restroom. This would result in a savings in project costs. The restroom currently located at the top of Ramp 2 would remain as is and possibly be addressed at a later time.
In conclusion, the Port and Harbor Commission recommends Option Two of the study, and that the building be placed on the far side of the harbor.
Attached: Homer Harbormaster Office Alternatives Analysis December 2012
PHC Regular Meeting Minutes dated January 23, 2013