A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing Support for the City of Soldotna’s Proposed Renovation and Expansion of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Mayor/Lewis.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CITY OF SOLDOTNA’S PROPOSED RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF THE SOLDOTNA REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX.
WHEREAS, The City of Soldotna is proposing a major upgrade and expansion of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex and has identified the project as a top Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) priority; and
WHEREAS, The City of Soldotna has requested support for the project from the City of Homer because the benefits are regional in scope and many Homer residents, including soccer participants, will enjoy those benefits directly; and
WHEREAS, The project will benefit all age groups and allow sports teams on the Kenai Peninsula to be more competitive with teams from other areas that have indoor facilities; and
WHEREAS, The project includes new conference facilities and upgrades to the existing ice arena that improve safety and function; and
WHEREAS, The project also includes a new field house with removable turf that can be used for a wide variety of recreation, practice, and league activities; and
WHEREAS, The estimated cost is $17 to $22 million with $6 million pledged by the City of Soldotna and approximately $1 million coming from private, local sources.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council recognizes the multiple benefits associated with a renovated and expanded Soldotna Regional Sports Center for Homer and the entire Kenai Peninsula.
BE IT FURTHR RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby expresses its support for an upgraded and expanded Sports Center in Soldotna and urges the Governor and Legislature to provide the funding needed to match local sources.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, this 13th day of January, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
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