The Homer City Council withdrew its funding support for the downtown development authority in regards to any lease of the Herbert Garrison Civic Center.
The council’s vote, taken at its regular December meeting on Tuesday, followed brief discussion on the issue that members have tabled for months in hopes the authority and the property’s multiple owners could achieve a deal.
Ultimately, new information related to unpaid property taxes, which date back to 2009, prompted the council’s unanimous decision. About $775 is owed on the civic center located at 193 Sycamore Street, according to county records.
“I certainly don’t think we can do anything on it if there are (tax) liabilities,” said councilman Chris Tucker.