A Resolution of the Homer City Council Finding the Need to Create the Kachemak Drive Phase Two Water and Sewer Local Improvement District, and Scheduling a Public Hearing on the Necessity of the Improvement and Proposed Improvement Plan at the April 25, 2011 Regular City Council Meeting. City Manager/Public Works Director.
CITY OF HOMER
Public Works Director
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL FINDING THE NEED TO CREATE THE KACHEMAK DRIVE PHASE TWO WATER AND SEWER LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, AND SCHEDULING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE NECESSITY OF THE IMPROVEMENT AND PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT PLAN AT THE APRIL 25, 2011 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer (“City”) formed the Kachemak Drive Phase Two Water and Sewer Local Improvement District (“District”) by the adoption of Resolution 05-81(S) on July 25, 2005; and
WHEREAS, The original engineer’s estimate of the cost of constructing the improvements in the District was $2,626,525, and the original petition to form the District was based on an estimated total project cost of $3,277,953, of which 25% was to be paid by the Homer Accelerated Water and Sewer Program and 75% was to be paid by special assessments on benefited properties; and
WHEREAS, The solicitation of bids to construct the improvements in the District was delayed due to difficulties in easement acquisition and a lengthy environmental permitting process; and
WHEREAS, When bids to construct the improvements in the District were opened on October 7, 2010, the apparent lowest responsive bid exceeded 115% of the engineer’s estimate, and the City rejected all bids; and
WHEREAS, The City has obtained an updated engineer’s estimate of the cost of constructing the improvements of $3,304,058, based on current construction costs and a redesign of some elements of the project, and an estimated total project cost of $3,935,280; and
WHEREAS, The Council finds that the project continues to be necessary to the health, safety and welfare of residents of the District, and benefits the properties that are located in the District; and
WHEREAS, Under HCC 17.04.030(d), the Council may determine that an improvement is needed, and initiate a local improvement district by a resolution approved by a vote of not less than three-fourths of the Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council hereby finds the need to create the Kachemak Drive Phase Two Water and Sewer Local Improvement District, and that on Monday, April 25, 2011 during the Regular City Council meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. there shall be a public hearing on the necessity of the improvement and proposed improvement plan.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 14th day of March, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Funded by the Homer Accelerated Water and Sewer Program: Water and Sewer total project cost estimate is $3,935,280. 75% = $2,951,460.04. Equal shares per parcel (87) = $33,925.