Antrim Township supervisors are taking steps to sell a property purchased along U.S. 11 in 2005 for a proposed municipal building.
Supervisors authorized a wetlands study on a portion of the property at Tuesday night's meeting and additional questions were answered after the meeting by Brad Graham, township administrator, and John Lisko, solicitor.
The 26-acre tract south of Greencastle was purchased for $1 million in 2005 as the site of a proposed $8 million township building. Instead, the existing township building on Antrim Church Road was renovated at a cost around $800,000, Graham explained.
Money raised through the sale would go into the general fund. There are no plans to spend it and the money would probably be held in reserves, Graham said.
The property has to be sold at auction or via sealed bids and a minimum price may be set, according to Lisko, who added there are a number of details that still need to be worked out.
In other business TuesdaySupervisor Pat Heraty said he wants to let residents of Shanks Church Road and the Melrose Meadows development know that paving Shanks Church Road following a sewer line installation project is a priority.
Graham said the contractor is ready and waiting for asphalt plants to open on April 15.The board appointed Tim Kershner to the Antrim Township Municipal Authority, Supervisor John Alleman reported that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a bill that provides $15,000 for the study of emergency services being undertaken by the Franklin County Emergency Services Alliance. However, the allocation will not cover the host cost of the study so municipalities will probably be asked for contributions.