The Homer Department of Public Works, governed by the City of Homer in Alaska, is responsible for the maintenance of streets, buildings, facilities and motor vehicles in the city. It is also engaged in the placement of utilities in street right-of-ways. The department provides engineering comments on proposed land partitions, land use variances, street vacations, zoning changes and site plans. The Homer Department of Public Works issues permits for water and sewer services and driveway and private utility installations. It is responsible for street inspection and drainage improvement construction. The department s street maintenance services include snow removal, striping, drainage piping, traffic control signing, and pavement repair and sweeping. The Homer Department of Public Works handles the maintenance and repair of police, fire, public works, and port and harbor vehicles.