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On Monday, the Homer City Council certified the results of a special election in June.  Voters headed to the polls to decide whether the city should raise sales taxes to build a new $7.5 million police station. The Election Canvas Board tallied up the votes last week.

Roughly 800 people voted both during early voting and on election day. Voter turnout was at about seventeen percent. Roughly 64 percent of votes were cast in favor of the new police station.

Courtesy of the Homer Police Department

Homer Police are asking for help identifying a vehicle involved in a hit and run with a man on a bicycle. The incident happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at the corner of Sterling Highway and Heath Street.

The victim was transported to the South Peninsula Hospital with injuries. It’s unknown whether they are life threating. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 235-3150. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 283-TIPS. 

Courtesy of the Homer Police Department

The Homer City Council will examine recommendations to build a new police station during its regular meeting May 30. The Police Station Building Task Force voted Tuesday to recommend constructing a new facility near Waddell Way just north of the post office.

The panel also weighed whether to expand the current police station, which was built in the 1980s. Task force member Coletta Walker said the city-owned Waddell site had great access on all sides and seemed like the logical choice.