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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Town of Homer prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

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To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

   

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Chief Mills
 
Police Department
Russell Mills
Chief of Police

420 East Main Street
Homer, LA 71040
Emergency 911
Ph 318-927-4000
Fx 318-927-4057
 
Homer Police Department
Our Mission Statement

"It is the mission of the Homer Police Department to work with the citizens of our community to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment. We seek to be a catalyst for positive change through persistent, personalized and cost effective use of public safety resources. By embracing the values of pride, professionalism and integrity, we remain committed to maintaining the public trust."

Senior Citizens Warned Of Money Scam
BY SUSAN T. HERRING, Editor, The Guardian-Journal, 08/24/06

Homer Police Chief Russell Mills is warning senior citizens to be aware of a possible “old school money scam” being conducted by two individuals in this area. On Thursday, August 10 just before noon, a 79-year-old Claiborne Parish woman was approached by a very attractive, nicely dressed blonde woman in the Brookshire’s parking lot, who appeared to be very upset. She claimed a man had almost pushed her down and wondered if the lady had witnessed the incident. A few minutes later, a medium built man with dark hair approached her car, stating he had seen the whole thing and asked the lady if she were okay.

The younger lady introduced herself, saying she was a Roberson or Robertson. She had grown up in Homer and worked for a local attorney. The man was wearing work clothes with his name on the shirt. He introduced himself as either Ned or Ted Brown. According to Ms. Robertson, she was only trying to return an envelope to the man when he pushed her. Looking inside the package for some identification, she found a large amount of cash with a note stating. Here is the $125,000. More coming. Signed Joe.

When asked what she should do, the older lady suggested calling the Sheriff’s office. Rather than have employees at the Sheriff’s office divide up the money, “Ms. Roberson” said she preferred to seek advice from a local attorney whom she called by name. He was supposedly visiting a client at the hospital. She asked the older lady to drive her to the hospital and for the man to follow them..

The older lady was instructed to park across the street. She waited about ten minutes. When Ms. Roberson returned, she said the attorney told her he would have to complete some paperwork, after which the three could divide the money between them. However, the three would first need to come up with money for the attorney’s fee. At this point, Roberson began to quiz the lady about how much money she had in the bank or in a savings account, or how much available credit she had on a credit card.

Beginning to get leery of the situation, the older lady gave lesser amounts, claiming she had no savings or credit, and very little money. The lady ended up taking her phone number and promising to call her the next day so they could divide the cash. The call never came.

Mills said this is a perfect example of an old money scam that usually targets older citizens in larger cities. Had it gone as planned, the older lady would probably have paid an amount of money, from several hundred to several thousand dollars, then ended up with a bag full of paper scraps. This is sometimes referred to as a pigeon drop or “found money” scam.

Mills warned that citizens should be aware that strangers are not likely to confide to other strangers regarding found money, nor would they offer to share their good fortune. Anyone who is approached in such a manner should immediately go inside the store and call the police. Honest citizens will not resist making such a call.

Many times these types of crime go unreported. Victims of such crimes fail to report them for fear of being labeled incompetent or they may simply be too embarrassed.

When sharing her story the following week, another Brookshire’s customer indicated she had been approached in recent weeks in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Minden by a woman fitting the same description.

Chief Mills is in the process of reviewing surveillance tapes at Brookshire’s and Homer Memorial Hospital. Anyone with information on this crime or others who may have been approached by these same individuals are asked to please call the Homer Police Department at 927-4000.


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Fire Department
Dennis Butcher, Fire Chief
411 West Main Street
Homer, LA 71040
Emergency 911
Ph 318-927-5383
Dennis Butcher


Protect Your Home

DO YOUR PART TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRE. Create "defensible space" around your house and other structures so firefighters will be able to insert equipment and personnel between the advancing fire and your property.

Protect Your Home from Wildfire

Our ability to live more safely in this environment depends on pre-fire action. Research shows being proactive before wildfire occurs gives you a better chance of saving lives and property.

Residents are urged to use extreme caution. There are ways you can help:

  1. Protect your home. Create a defensible space around your home where firefighters can place equipment.
  2. Protect the firefighters. If you live near forestland, allow the owner to prescribe burn to reduce underbrush and fuels.
  3. Protect your property. If you own forested property, prescribed burn and thin regularly. Maintain your forested property the same as you would your residence. If you need professional assistance, contact a forester or the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Here are some tips to protect your residence, especially if you live in a rural area:

  • A critical factor in determining whether or not a home will survive a wildfire is the type, amount, and maintenance of vegetation surrounding the house.
  • Defensible space is an area between the forest and a house where the vegetation has been modified to reduce the wildfire threat in order to provide firefighters an area in which to fight an oncoming fire.
  • It is not necessary to have bare ground for defensible space; green lawns and well-spaced, properly maintained vegetation can also provide an area where a wildfire can be slowed.
  • Routine landscape maintenance such as pruning, mowing, weeding, appropriate plant selection, and removal of dead plants and debris is all that is necessary to provide a defensible space around a home.
  • Some poor selections for landscaping plants are yaupon holly, wax myrtle, conifers, pampas grass, and some ornamental grasses.
  • Investigations of homes threatened by wildfire indicate that houses with an effective defensible space and a nonflammable roof are many times more likely to survive a wildfire.

As in the past two years, Butcher said they plan to hold a Wildfire Education Program in the near future, conducted in conjunction with Trailblazer and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Watch for dates in the newspaper.


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Parks & Recreation
400 East Main Street
Homer, LA 71040
Ph 318-927-3555
Fx 318-927-3399

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Business Office
400 East Main Street
Homer, LA 71040
Ph 318-927-3555
Fx 318-927-3399
Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Town Clerk is responsible for a multitude of day-to-day business functions. The preparation of resolutions and ordinances, assisting in tax collections, account postings, producing the annual budget and proposals, state and federal grant applications, as well as recording all proceedings, minutes of the council meetings, by-laws, ordinances, and police reguations adopted by the Mayor and Town Council.

The Town of Homer Business Office welcomes you to our Town of Homer Web Site. We hope your visit is enjoyable and informative. You may send your comments and/or requests to us via our Online Comment Form.


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Permits and Inspection
400 East Main Street
Homer, LA 71040
Ph 318-927-5383
Fx 318-927-3399
Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Homer Permits and Inspection Office is responsible for administrating the Town of Homer Building Codes and Permits Center. Permits and inspection embraces all aspects of building construction, fire prevention and structural integrity, as well as, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems.

Although no code can eliminate all risk, building codes provide safeguards, reducing risks to an acceptable level. Thereby decreasing potential hazards to building occupants and users.

This office administers permit applications, codes, zoning restrictions, national flood insurance programs, fire investigations and inspections.

A permit is required whenever an owner, authorized agent or contractor proposes to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish and/or change:

  • Occupancy of a Structure
  • Air-Cconditioning/Ventilating Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing and Gas Systems
  • Sprinkler and Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • Signs, Fences and/or Portable Structures

Please contact us at 927-5383 for information and questions regarding permit requirements.


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Housing Authority
329 South 4th St
Homer, LA 71040
Ph 318-927-3579

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Medical Facilities
 
Homer Memorial Hospital
   620 East College St
   Homer, LA 71040
   318-927-2024
   www.HomerHospital.com
 
Claiborne Manor Nursing Homer
   Hwy 79
   Haynesville, LA 71038
   318-624-2363 | 318-927-3586
 
Claiborne Family Medical Clinic
   912 West Main St
   Homer, LA 71040
   318-927-3571
 
Heritage Nursing Center
   1745 Bailey Av
   Haynesville, LA 71038
   318-624-1166
 
Kid-Med Clinic
   912 West Main St
   Homer, LA 71040
   318-927-4440
 
Butler-Abshire Medical Clinic
   9926 Frances Dr
   Haynesville, LA 71038
   318-624-0554
 
Eye & Vision Clinic
   621 North Main St
   Homer, LA 71040
   318-927-3976
 
Homer Memorial Hospital
Senior Care Center

   119 Pine St
   Haynesville, LA 71038
   318-624-3331 / 3665
 
Clawson Chiropractic
   727 West Main St
   Homer, LA 71040
   318-927-2320
 
Myotherapy Clinic of Louisiana
   6564 Hwy 79
   Homer, LA 71040
   318-927-6838
 

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Town of Homer Holiday Schedule
Information Tenative and Subject to Change
New Year's Day
M.L. King's Day
Washington's BD
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

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