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Homer Mayor Darren “Hal” McCabe called in this morning and spoke with WXHC’s Vinnie Bellardini about some of the things the village is doing to help residents and businesses struggling with financial woes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provisions passed Monday by the Board of Trustees now waive all interest and penalties on property, water and sewer tax bills until at least June 30.

However, McCabe told WXHC the measures will likely by extended as the statewide restrictions don’t appear to be ending anytime soon.

“This is going to be a marathon; I don’t anticipate the social distancing protocol letting up until maybe July 1,” Mayor McCabe said during the interview. “I think we’re looking at things like not having a State Fair, not having County Fairs or Field Days. All these events we know and love are probably going to get put on hold this year as a precaution.”

McCabe also said these mandatory cancellations would only subside when a vaccine for COVID-19 is developed and widely available.


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