A Resolution of the Homer City Council Approving a Transfer of Responsibility Agreement (TORA) Between the City of Homer and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT/PF) Regarding Federal Funding and Project Management Responsibilities for the Deep Water Dock Improvements Feasibility Study. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL APPROVING A TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT (TORA) BETWEEN THE CITY OF HOMER AND THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES (ADOT/PF) REGARDING FEDERAL FUNDING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE DEEP WATER DOCK IMPROVEMENTS FEASIBILITY STUDY.
WHEREAS, The 2005 Federal Transportation Bill, SAFETEA-LU, contained a $2,000,000 “Earmark” for the “Homer Intermodal Deep Water Dock Facility Improvements”; and
WHEREAS, The purpose of the funding was to conduct a study on whether expanding and strengthening the Deep Water Dock was feasible including an analysis of costs, development alternatives, preliminary design, business demand, and permitting requirements; and
WHEREAS, The City subsequently received a Legislative Grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to supplement the Federal funds; and
WHEREAS, The project was delayed for several years because the Federal funds were not released or made available due to DOT/PFs interpretation of Federal regulations related total project funding; and
WHEREAS, The regulatory hurdles have been resolved and in order to move this project forward in a timely manner, the City has agreed to assume full responsibility for the project including responsibility for all Federal procurement, permitting, and financial reporting requirements; and
WHEREAS, The terms of the agreement between the City and ADOT/PF are contained in the Draft Transfer of Responsibility Agreement which was reviewed by the City Council at its regular meeting on April 22, 2013.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves the Transfer of Responsibility Agreement between the City and DOT/PF regarding the Deep Water Dock Improvements Feasibility Study, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City agrees to assume full responsibility for the project including all of the requirements that come with Federal Transportation Funding.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL this 22nd day of April, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: N/A