Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:35 PM on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spit restroom overdue for repairs

I am going to address something that I should have done a month or more ago, but I am now fairly convinced that the city is unaware of the condition of the ladies restroom adjacent to the Harbor Office on the Spit or something would have been done a long time ago.

As a business owner, a.k.a. sales tax collector, on the Homer Spit and regular user of the public restroom there by the Harbor Office, I am appalled at the lack of repairs done to the facility. There are a total of six stalls in the ladies restroom, one of which has been duct taped closed as out of order since May and another duct taped shut since mid-June, at least.

Now we also have only one hand dryer out of two that work and that has been broken several weeks as well.

This pubic restroom is probably the most publicly used building on the Homer Spit. This is also a building used by thecovetedvisitors that we are trying to showcase our town to, all the while, we are charging the highest sales tax rate in the state. It is long past due for Public Works or whoever to provide the services our tax dollars, at the very minimum, are expected to cover. Just how long does it take to repair a toilet?

Gerri Martin