TO: MAYOR BETH WYTHE & HOMER CITY COUNCIL
FROM: BRYAN HAWKINS, PORT DIRECTOR/HARBORMASTER
DATE: MAY 2, 2014
SUBJECT: FY 2014 BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR PURCHASE OF HARBOR OPERATIONS TRUCK
For the 2014 FY budget, the Port and Harbor submitted a request to purchase a used, full size, two-wheel-drive truck for harbor operations. This request was approved by City Council and included in the budget.
After an exhaustive search effort though, Operation Staff has not been able to locate a suitable two-wheel-drive truck. What we have found is that there are more four-wheel-drive trucks readily available in Alaska in the specific year, style, and condition that we prefer. I am confident that if we were to change the scope of our search to include four-wheel-drive trucks, and increase our budget for this purchase, that we will be able to find a much better fit, both in quality and value, for the dollars expended.
Staff recommends that City Council revise the 2014 Port and Harbor budget to change our purchase request from a used two-wheel-drive truck, to a used four-wheel-drive truck, and raise the allowable expenditure by $6,000 for a total of $18,000.
Fiscal Note: Port and Harbor Fleet Reserves 452-374