Council looks at gasline assessment, jack up revenue

Tribune staff
The Homer City Council takes a final look at the financing to begin the natural gasline assessment at tonight’s meeting. Also up is a resolution asking the city administration to calculate the revenue generated by the Endeavour jack up rig.
• The gasline Ordinance 13-03 would authorize the city to issue a natural gasline distribution special assessment bond in the principal amount not to exceed $12,7000,000 to finance the design and construction. Money would come through a loan from the Kenai Peninsula Borough. It would be paid back by homeowners in the special assessment over 10 years.
• Resolution 13-022: The reason for the request to gain figures on the jack up rig, by Mayor Beth Wythe and Council member Beau Burgess, is to “better understand the economic benefits” associated with the Endeavour in terms of sales taxes, moorage and other fees, contracts with local businesses an employment of local workers.
• Also back in discussion is an ordinance that would pay out $10,500 among three tenants whose homes were flooded. The event occurred during an extreme storm Jan. 12-14 and resulted in a city sewage line back up that damaged their homes.
• The council’s visitor this week is Esther Hammerschlag to talk about the Homer Prevention Project. This is the program to address underage and adult drinking binges, to make for a healthier community.
• Homer’s summer parking problems may get relief in downtown Homer if a measure passes tonight. It would create day RV parking at the old intermediate school, called the HERC building, and in the parking lot at the Homer Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. The idea is help them access downtown Homer in easier ways than in the past.

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3 Responses for “Council looks at gasline assessment, jack up revenue”

  1. sold you soul says:

    Why don’t you use the money from Buccaneer dock fees to pay for the gasline?

    Can’t pay out on sewer flooding, no money for a community center, have to jack everyone on the gasline…but hey we have two million dollars, let’s build a new harbor master office.

    You have plenty of money, you just hoard it for your own purposes, just like the Homer Prevention Project.

    How can you take from the public and be so selfish?

    And when Buccaneer ruins cook inlet, I don’t think you can bribe God to forgive you for the damage you have done by supporting incompetents over the citizens of Homer.

    Buccaneer might buy your soul, but the rest of us aren’t that cheap.

  2. Stop promoting Buccaneer says:

    Can the city do anymore to prop up this incompetent company who doesn’t pay vendors then points the finger of blame?

    Why should we be excited about how much money Buccaneer is giving to the city council to spend as their personal slush fund?

    The city council ignores what citizens want, does everything for oil and gas and we are supposed to be excited for you because you get a pay off?

    I know, why don’t you give some more to the Chamber of Commerce so they can promote Buccaneer too?

  3. Homer Prevention Project says:

    One million dollars to use newspaper ads to teach kids how to find other legal household substances to take instead of drinking.

    Alcohol is much harder to get than Whipped cream so young people thank you!

    Way to stop drinking Homer Prevention Project.

    I would really like to know why this director gets 190,000 per year for this ‘work’?

    Everyone needs to look at the Homer Prevention Project budget
    http://homerpreventionproject.org/index.php/budget

    We could have done something real with this money, prevention by redirection, something for teenagers to do in the community instead of drinking.

    But no worries, at least one person is living large with a huge salary, budget for office supplies and travel, paying themselves 30,000 for ‘prevention strategies’.

    And hey, at least that survey company ‘made’ $65,000 making 300 phone calls.

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