A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving a Long Term Lease Agreement Between the City of Homer and the State of Alaska, Alaska Marine Highway System, for a Portion of Lot 45A, Homer Spit No. Six, Velma’s Addition Subdivision and a Portion of Lot 48, Homer Spit Subdivision Amended. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING A LONG TERM LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF HOMER AND THE STATE OF ALASKA, ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, FOR A PORTION OF LOT 45A, HOMER SPIT NO. SIX, VELMA’S ADDITION SUBDIVISION AND A PORTION OF LOT 48, HOMER SPIT SUBDIVISION AMENDED.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer and the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) have been negotiating a long term lease agreement that meets the needs of the City, AMHS, the Coast Guard, and other users and customers at the Pioneer Dock; and
WHEREAS, AMHS has chosen Homer as the homeport for one of its vessels, has increased the number ferry visits here, and consequently has a need for additional space for a warehouse, staging area, and employee parking; and
WHEREAS, The City administration and AMHS have reached a lease agreement which is in the best interest of the City because it accommodates the needs of AMHS and allows it to provide improved service to the Homer area, accommodates the requirements of the Coast Guard and improves its operations and security, and resolves potential land use disputes between users of the Pioneer Dock and the adjacent staging area; and
WHEREAS, The City Council conceptually approved the base terms and conditions in this lease in 2008 after receiving recommendations from the Port and Harbor Commission and the Lease Committee (Memorandum 08-101).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council finds that it is in the best interest of the City to lease land to AMHS for less than fair market value because of the very significant economic and transportation benefits associated with hosting AMHS here.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council hereby approves the lease between the City and AMHS for portions of Lot 45A and Lot 48, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein, and authorizes the City Manager to execute the appropriate documents.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 26th day of April, 2010.
CITY OF HOMER
BETH WYTHE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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