A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving Regulations Promulgated by the City Manager Which Establish a Speed Limit and Prohibit Parking Along the Roadway at Karen Hornaday Park. Howard/Lewis.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE CITY MANAGER WHICH ESTABLISH A SPEED LIMIT AND PROHIBIT PARKING ALONG THE ROADWAY AT KAREN HORNADAY PARK.
WHEREAS, The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has advised the City Council that it is concerned with the safety of children and pedestrians at Karen Hornaday Park due in large part to excessive driving speeds and parked vehicles along the roadway; and
WHEREAS, The Commission has recommended implementing a speed limit and prohibiting parking along the roadway; and
WHEREAS, HCC 19.20.020 (f) (Parks, Campgrounds, and Public Places) provides that “motor vehicles shall be operated in accordance with posted speed limits, in a prudent and safe manner, and at a speed not exceeding ten miles per hour in parking areas”; and
WHEREAS, HCC 19.20.060 states that “The City Manager is authorized to promulgate regulations to regulate the use of park and recreational facilities”; and
WHEREAS, The City Manager has informed the Council that he intends to draft a regulation that prohibits parking along the roadway, establishes a speed limit of fifteen miles per hour on the Park Road, and install new signage as appropriate at Karen Hornaday Park; and
WHEREAS, Public health and safety in city parks is a top priority for the City Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves new regulations promulgated by the City Manager which prohibits parking along the roadway and establishes a fifteen miles per hour speed limit on the Park Road at Karen Hornaday Park.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 9th day of June, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: $1,000 for park signage.