A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing Support for Homer Electric Association’s Request for Funding to Replace the Emergency Generators in Seldovia. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR HOMER ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION’S REQUEST FOR FUNDING TO REPLACE THE EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN SELDOVIA.
WHEREAS, Homer Electric Association provides service to the remote area on the south side of Kachemak Bay that includes Halibut Cove, Seldovia, Port Graham, and Nanwalek; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer is the hub for these remote communities that are only accessible by boat or air; and
WHEREAS, Due to the rugged terrain and extreme weather, southern Kachemak Bay communities can be disconnected from the power grid for extended periods and depend on back-up generators in Seldovia; and
WHEREAS, The back-up power generation system in Seldovia is beyond its useful life, in constant need of maintenance, and at risk of failure; and
WHEREAS, The need for dependable alternate generators in Seldovia is an issue of health and safety.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the City of Homer is in support of Homer Electric Association’s work to keep dependable working generators for Homer’s remote Kachemak Bay neighbors.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 10th day of March, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: N/A