HERC task force sets its scope of work

Jun 15, 2018

The Homer Education and Recreation Complex.
Credit Courtesy of the City of Homer

The Homer Education and Recreation Complex Task Force met for the first time Tuesday. The seven-member group’s main order of business was to set the scope of its work. The city has been trying to decide what to do with the Homer Education and Recreation Complex, also known as the HERC, for years.

Members ultimately decided to accept the questions the Homer City Council had asked the task force to answer. The city council wants the group to explore whether the upstairs of the building is up to code or if capital improvements would be needed to use that portion of the HERC.

The group will also try to determine essential and desired improvements to the current building and the cost of constructing a new facility for community recreation on the site.

The city council also wants the task force to prioritize the best possible uses for the building, including whether to maintain its current use for community recreation, expand recreation opportunities at the HERC and whether there’s potential to lease the building.

The task force’s next meeting will be a work session at the HERC site.