A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Authorizing the City Manager to Apply for a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant for Karen Hornaday Park Improvements in an Amount up to $500,000 and Expressing It’s Commitment to Provide a Local Cash Match of $75,000 in Addition to In-Kind Services. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF) GRANT FOR KAREN HORNADAY PARK IMPROVEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $500,000 AND EXPRESSING ITS COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE A LOCAL CASH MATCH OF $75,000 IN ADDITION TO IN-KIND SERVICES.
WHEREAS, Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park is a multi-purpose park encompassing sports fields, a playground, picnic area, campground, Woodard Creek, and spectacular views on almost 40 acres and is popular with residents and visitors of all ages; and
WHEREAS, The park is badly in need of repairs and upgrades, as described in the Karen Hornaday Park Master Plan adopted by the City Council in 2009; and
WHEREAS, Karen Hornaday Park improvements are included in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan and Legislative Request list; and
WHEREAS, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) can provide up to $500,000 for park improvements.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby expresses its support for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application of up to $500,000 to help cover the cost of improvements to Karen Hornaday Park and authorizes the City Manager to submit the appropriate documents.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council expresses its commitment to provide a cash match of $75,000 in addition to in-kind resources to help meet the grant match requirements.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 12th day of April, 2010.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC. CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: $75,000 estimated cash match; $10,000 estimated in-kind (Public Works time and equipment).