TO: Mayor Wythe and Homer City Council
THROUGH: Walt Wrede, City Manager, Rick Abboud, City Planner
FROM: Julie Engebretsen, Planning Technician
DATE: August 28, 2013
SUBJECT: Resolution 13-090
RE: Changes to the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Preliminary Assessment Roll between January 28, 2013, and August 27, 2013
This memorandum outlines changes to the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Preliminary Assessment Roll. Due to the extent of this project, staff will present Council with these changes approximately twice a year for the life of the project. This process allows citizens to petition council to remove lands from the district based on the criteria approved by Resolution 12-076, and for tracking of property changes within the district for the purposes of levying assessments. These changes are not expected to substantially change the per lot cost of the assessments levied on the properties in the district. There will be new lots created through subdividing in the timeframe of the district.
This memo describes changes to the assessment roll for property actions between January 28, 2013, Ordinance 13-02, and August 27, 2013. These changes fall in two categories; lands that have changed through a platting action recorded on or prior to August 27th 2013, and additional lands that should be exempt from the district per Resolution 12-076.
Requested Lot Exemptions
There is one requested lot exemption. The Laukitis family owns a long thin lot along the bluff at the end of Main Street. They requested exemption from the district by letter, dated August 22, 2013. The two lots on either side were exempted under the standards set in Resolution 12-076, and approved under Memorandum 13-017. Staff Recommends this lot be granted an exemption from the district and gas assessment.
The attached table describes the changes to the assessment roll due to recorded plats between January 28th, 2013 and August 27, 2013.
Attachments: Spreadsheet of Changes dated 8/28/2013