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Resolution 14-018 Offer Additional Reward Money for Information Leading to the Arrest of the Person(s) Responsible for the Murder of Mark Matthews

Resolution ID

14-018

Status

Adopted

Effective Date

Mon Jan 13th, 2014

Resolution Files

Related Meetings

Mon, Jan 13th, 2014 6:00pm

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There are no related memorandums for this resolution.

Resolution Summary

A Resolution of the Homer City Council Affirming the City Manager’s Decision to Offer Additional Reward Money for Information Leading to the Arrest and Indictment of the Person or Persons Responsible for the Murder of Mark Matthews. City Manager.

Resolution Details

CITY OF HOMER

HOMER, ALASKA

                                                                                                                              City Manager

RESOLUTION 14-018

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMING THE CITY MANAGER’S DECISION TO OFFER ADDITIONAL REWARD MONEY FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND INDICTMENT OF THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER OF MARK MATTHEWS.

 

                WHEREAS, Mark Matthews was recently attacked and killed close to a footpath within the Homer city limits; and

 

                WHEREAS, The person or persons responsible for the crime remain at large despite an intensive investigation and the best efforts of the Homer Police Department; and

 

                WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible; and

 

                WHEREAS, The Homer Police Department has reason to believe that there are individuals who possess important information about this case who might be encouraged to come forward if the reward were increased; and

 

                WHEREAS, The Chief of Police recommended to the City Manager that the City increase the reward to $10,000 given the seriousness of the case and the possible continuing threat to public safety; and

 

                WHEREAS, The City Manager determined that there was a compelling public interest in solving this case and decided to add an additional $9,000 to the reward, and so notified the Council by e-mail; and

 

                WHEREAS, The City Manager used unexpended funds from the 2013 Police Department budget and transferred them to a new “Crime Stoppers Account” that can be used for rewards related to this and future cases; an account that will be permanent and can accept new transfers from the Council and donations from the public and other entities; and

 

                WHEREAS, The City Manager was acting under the authority provided in HCC 3.16.020.

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves and affirms the City Manager’s decision to offer additional reward money for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mark Matthews.

 

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council approves of establishing a “Crime Stoppers Account” as described herein and directs the Finance Department to formalize it and make it permanent.

 

                PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, this 13th day of January, 2014.

 

                                                                                                                CITY OF HOMER

 

                                                                                                                _____________________

                                                                                                                MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

___________________________

JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK


Fiscal Note: $9,000 to Crime Stoppers Account.