A Resolution of the Homer City Council Expressing Support for the Homer Playground Project Proposal to Construct a New Playground at Karen Hornaday Park During a "Build Week” Scheduled for May 21-27, 2012, and Encouraging Community Participation. City Manager/Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.
CITY OF HOMER
City Manager/Parks and
Recreation Advisory Commission
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE HOMER PLAYGROUND PROJECT PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT A NEW PLAYGROUND AT KAREN HORNADAY PARK DURING A "BUILD WEEK” SCHEDULED FOR MAY 21-27, 2012, AND ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION.
WHEREAS, The Homer Playground Project (HoPP) was established by community members last spring to raise funds and mobilize volunteers to replace the old playground at Karen Hornaday Park with a new and more diverse playground; and
WHEREAS, HoPP has engaged the services of a professional playground design firm and produced a schematic design that reflects input from hundreds of Homer children and adults and has been approved by the Karen Hornaday Park Committee; and
WHEREAS, In consultation with the playground designer, the City of Homer Public Works Director, and private contractors; HoPP has determined that May 21-27, 2012, is the optimum time for "Build Week," during which time the playground will be built by volunteers with professional supervision; and
WHEREAS, HoPP has already raised $60,608, including $5,000 provided by the City of Homer Ordinance 11-27 and is working hard to raise funds, recruit volunteers, and solicit donations of tools and materials that will be needed to achieve this goal.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, hereby supports the Homer Playground Project timeline that calls for May 21-27, 2012 to be designated as “Build Week”; and urges community members of all ages to participate in this worthwhile project.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 13th day of February, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
_____________________________ JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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