A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Confirming that the City will Provide Local Matching Funds in an Amount Up to $800,000 for Repair, Replacement, and Rehabilitation of Infrastructure and Facilities at the Homer Small Boat Harbor Load and Launch Ramp. City Manager/Port and Harbor Director.
CITY OF HOMER
Port and Harbor Director
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, CONFIRMING THAT THE CITY WILL PROVIDE LOCAL MATCHING FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $800,000 FOR REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, AND REHABILITATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES AT THE HOMER SMALL BOAT HARBOR LOAD AND LAUNCH RAMP.
WHEREAS, The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, has access to Federal funding from a variety of sources for enhanced boating and sport fishing access; and
WHEREAS, ADF&G has proposed that federal funds be used for improvements at the load and launch ramp in the Homer small boat harbor and, with City concurrence, has begun the process of making budget requests for this purpose; and
WHEREAS, The funds being applied for require a 25% non-federal match; and
WHEREAS, The City Council approved a Cooperative Agreement between the City and ADF&G regarding repair, replacement, and rehabilitation of infrastructure and facilities at the load and launch ramp through approval of Resolution 12-008; and
WHEREAS, The Cooperative Agreement states that ADF&G will provide the first $350,000 and project management for the initial engineering and design phase; and
WHEREAS, ADF&G and its consultant PND Engineering, has produced a draft document entitled “Homer Small Boat Harbor Launch Ramp Renovation Alternative Analysis Report”; a copy of which was provided to the Council and is currently being reviewed by the City; and
WHEREAS, ADF&G needs a commitment from the City with respect to the required local match in order to help secure the additional construction funding needed through an FY 2015 budget submittal; and
WHEREAS, If the City provides a local match and ADF&G is successful in its latest budget submittal, construction could begin as early as the fall of 2014.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby pledges and confirms that if and when full construction funding is secured, it will provide a local cash match in an amount up to $800,000 for repair, replacement, and rehabilitation of infrastructure and facilities at the Homer small boat harbor load and launch ramp.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager is authorized to seek alternative funding sources and submit grant applications to assist with the non-federal match in order to mitigate potential impacts to the Port and Harbor Reserves.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 25th day of November, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Local cash match up to $800,000.