Two years ago, Homer condo owners realized they had a problem with the method the city manager and city council were using to collect the recovery cost for installing the natural gas line for Enstar.
This coming Monday, July 28, the Homer City Council will meet and City Manager Walt Wrede will present his recommendations regarding natural gas line assessing of condominiums. It feels to this writer that our city manager and our city council view condo owners as “rich” and thus they should pay more of the assessment.
Regarding the natural gas line assessments, this January, Superior Court Judge Huguelet stated: “The city’s assessment with respect to condominium owners is arbitrary and unreasonable.” He ordered the city of Homer to correct Ordinance 13-02. Everyone thought the legal battle was over. However, several of us have approached the city and been told the city considers the case as “isolated” and assessing will not change.
Editor’s Note: The following was written to the Homer City Council and submitted for publication.
e are writing to express our concern regarding the Homer Natural Gas Line and the manner of assessing condominium properties.