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Story last updated at 9:46 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In other action at the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday:

• Mayor James Hornaday proclaimed May 15-21 as National Public Works Week and May 8-14 as National Hospital Week;

And the city council:

• Passed Ordinance 11-14, accepting and appropriating a $15,000 Rasmuson Foundation Grant for developing the Homer Public Library's collection;

• Passed Ordinance 11-15, amending city code with regard to harbor parking regulations;

• Defeated Ordinance 11-16(A), appropriating $20,000 to purchase a used light tower and a used diesel plate, with council members Kevin Hogan and Lewis opposing the ordinance and Bryan Zak absent from the meeting;

• Introduced Ordinance 11-17, amending the 2008 Homer Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Homer Spit Plan and recommending approval of the amendment by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, public hearing and second reading scheduled for May 24;

• Introduced Ordinance 11-18, appropriating $7,793.75 for sandblasting and recoating a CAT loader, public hearing and second reading scheduled for May 24;

• Introduced Ordinance 11-19, establishing a preliminary budget and authorizing $486,948 for the renovation and expansion of City Hall, public hearing and second reading scheduled for May 24;

• Defeated Ordinance 11-20, amending city code regarding permission of single family and duplex dwellings as conditional uses in General Commercial 1 zoning districts, with council members Francie Roberts and Barbara Howard opposing the ordinance;

• Passed Resolution 11-046, approving the city's participation in the proposed, borough-sponsored Kenai Peninsula Borough Health Insurance Working Group, with council member Howard opposing it;

• Passed Resolution 11-047, approving the city's participation in a Kenai Peninsula Borough project addressing the Federal Communications Commission Narrow band mandate;

• Passed Resolution 11-048, approving the 2011 annual operating plan between the city and the Alaska Division of Forestry;

• Passed Resolution 11-049, awarding $28,500 to Paul's Services of Anchor Point for improvements to the access of Carter Drive, and $52,475 to East Road Services of Homer for Jack Gist drainage and field improvements;

• Postponed Resolution 11-050, awarding a contract for the Soundview Avenue-Woodard Creek culvert replacement.