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Homer Village Trustees Met Last Night; Creating Recreation Committee and Surplus Fire Equipment Going To Ukraine


The Village of Homer Board of Trustees meeting was last night with lots of items on the agenda. Including dissolving the Recreation Commission to make a Recreation committee and donating surplus fire gear and equipment to firefighters in Ukraine to help with their war effort.

The Recreation Commission hasn’t met since pre-pandemic says Trustee Elizabeth McGrath.

“The Commission that we’re dissolving is pre-pandemic and has not met in years and we have a vision to move forward with some new people who are excited to help the recreation committee.” Stated Trustee Elizabeth McGrath.

It was a unanimous decision by all trustees who then approved creating the Recreation committee. This committee can have up to eight members and a high school student.

Committee members include Gary Harrington, Joe Congdon, Aaron Donovan, Tim Maxson and Tyler Burhans.

The Board of Trustees also designated Homer Fire Department equipment and gear as surplus. This will allow the equipment to be sent over to Ukraine to help in their war effort.

Deputy Homer Chief Jay Riley states the equipment is over ten years old and most of it not in compliance any more with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1851, which states gear must be taken out of service after ten years.

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