A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving a Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Homer and Kachemak City Regarding the Canyon Trails Subdivision and Road Maintenance on Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF HOMER AND KACHEMAK CITY REGARDING THE CANYON TRAILS SUBDIVISION AND ROAD MAINTENANCE ON STELLERS JAY DRIVE AND GOLDEN PLOVER AVENUE.
WHEREAS, The Canyon Trails Subdivision contains approximately 30 lots and is located within the City of Homer municipal boundaries; and
WHEREAS, The only access to the Canyon Trails Subdivision is via Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue; both of which are located within the municipal boundaries of Kachemak City; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer will benefit by development of this subdivision because the result will be increased population, new water and sewer customers, and an expanded property tax base; and
WHEREAS, Kachemak City will benefit from the proposed Memorandum of Understanding through more consistent and higher quality road maintenance and better access for emergency vehicles; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer is obligated to provide road maintenance within the subdivision but its equipment must pass through Kachemak City in order to do so; and
WHEREAS, Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue are approximately 2,000 linear feet in length and it would be mutually beneficial for the Homer Public Works Department crews to provide limited maintenance to that section of road as they pass through to provide service to Canyon Trails Subdivision; and
WHEREAS, The developer of the Canyon Trails Subdivision and the City of Kachemak have made improvements to Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue to bring these roads up to acceptable City of Homer rural road standards; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer and Kachemak City have worked together cooperatively in order to upgrade Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue to minimum road standards, improve traffic flow and public safety, mitigate the impacts of increased development and traffic, and promote the general welfare of the residents of both communities; and
WHEREAS, The proposed Memorandum of Understanding provides that the two Cities will share the cost of providing routine rural road maintenance based upon a negotiation process and average maintenance costs per mile for rural road maintenance.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council finds that working cooperatively and sharing the cost of routine maintenance on Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue is mutually beneficial and in the best interest of the public.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Homer and Kachemak City regarding Canyon Trails Subdivision and road maintenance on Stellers Jay Drive and Golden Plover Avenue; a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 13th day of January, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Estimated City of Homer costs < $3,000 annually.