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Englishtown to Demolish Historic Home Considered Hazardous

The Borough Council adopted a bond ordinance which funds the demolition of 68 Main Street in Englishtown.

The Englishtown Borough Council has approved a bond ordinance for the demolition of 68 Main Street.

The Borough has decided to knock down 68 Main Street, a two-story single family home, because it has been deemed a hazardous structure and its removal will lead to the general improvement of the Englishtown Borough, according to the adopted ordinance.

The home, located at the corner of Dey Road and Main Street, is approximately 1,880 square feet and made of wood. It is currently uninhabited and falling apart.

This project is estimated to cost $125,000, but a maximum bond amount of $119,000 was issued for the project. A $6,000 down payment for the bond was appropriated in a previously adopted budget; the bond is for five years.

These funds will cover the demolition, as well as all clean-up, removal, disposal, remediation, work costs, materials, equipment, and labor, the ordinance specified. 

The bond ordinance will go into effect on Dec. 18.

Butch December 06, 2012 at 07:24 PM
such a shame that we keep losing such historically important dwellings
Tx December 09, 2012 at 06:48 PM
What is Historic about the house???? anyone know. Just because it is old does not make it historic.

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