Earlier this year, the Homer City Council voted in favor of allowing workers to live in recreational vehicles on the Homer Spit, but on Monday, the council approved a new regulation that would subject those vehicles to a permitting process and a yearly fee.
The council has not yet decided on a fee structure. The Homer Advisory Planning Commission held a public hearing in April to discuss the fee and suggests at least $100 per year.
The council originally passed the ordinance allowing workers to live in RVs on the spit because many businesses had expressed interest in housing employees in RVs through the busy summer season. The council’s latest decision will add to other regulations stipulated in that ordinance, including limiting businesses to one RV on the property.