A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving Seasonal Day Use Parking at the Homer Education and Recreation Center Parking Lot and Authorizing the City Manager to Work With the State for Signage as Needed. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING SEASONAL DAY USE PARKING AT THE HOMER EDUCATION AND RECREATION CENTER PARKING LOT AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO WORK WITH THE STATE FOR SIGNAGE AS NEEDED.
WHEREAS, The Homer Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) identifies the need to “Provide parking for RVs in downtown Homer with signage to make it easy for drivers to locate the parking”; and
WHEREAS, The Comprehensive Plan Implementation Strategies include “Support Pioneer Avenue/Downtown business and other year-round businesses”; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 12-041 prioritizes elements of Homer’s CEDS, and designates Downtown Vitalization as a strategy to improve economic growth in Homer; and
WHEREAS, A working group made up of a Planning staff member, an EDC member, a Chamber member, and an Old Towne representative, has explored options for providing RV day-use parking in Downtown and Old Towne Homer for the 2013 tourist season; and
WHEREAS, Two sites have been identified to serve the RV day use parking need. The Chamber of Commerce parking area, because it provides sidewalks to Old Town and the Homer Recreation and Education Center (HERC) parking because it provides sidewalks to downtown; and
WHEREAS, RV parking would be available from the second weekend in May until Labor Day from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., would be advertised on the Homer map published by the Homer News, and other appropriate publications; and
WHEREAS, Both the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue are State maintained roads and Planning staff will work to get “RV Day Parking” signs permitted; and
WHEREAS, The City’s existing insurance covers all the City’s actions. With appropriate signs, the risks appear to be minimal.
NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council approves a seasonal day use parking area at the Homer Education and Recreation Center parking lot and authorizing the City Manager to pursue to work with the state for the needed sign permits.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska this 25th day of February, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK