City offers tours of its facilities

Ever wondered what exactly goes on inside the local police station, or how things work at the water treatment plant? Now is your opportunity to find out.

The City of Homer is opening some of its facilities for public, “behind-the-scenes” tours starting in January, and the public is encouraged to sign up. All tours will take place from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

“The tours provide an insider’s view of City operations and an opportunity get to know how our professional staff work hard to provide the services that keep Homer running,” wrote City Manager Katie Koester in an email via Executive Administrative Assistant Rachel Friedlander.

Those interested need not limit themselves to just one tour — sign up for as many as you want. There is a 30-person limit for each tour.

The schedule for the tours is as follows:

Jan. 10 — Fire Station

Jan. 17 — Old Police Station

Jan. 24 — Homer Public Library

Feb. 7 — Public Works Building

Feb. 21 — Water Treatment Plant

Feb. 28 — Sewer Treatment Plant

March 6 — Harbormaster’s Office

When it comes to the old Police Station, the Fire Station, Public Works Building, Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment Plant, access will be limited to public entry spaces.

For questions about accessibility accommodations, call Friedlander at 907-435-3102. To sign up, visit the city website at, click on the city facility tours post on the front page, fill out the contact information sheet and select the tour or tours you want to attend.

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