House on town-owned property to be demolished

Eric McCarthy
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ALBERTON -- A workshop will be hauled away and a house torn down from a property adjacent to the town hall that the Town of Alberton paid $60,000 to purchase last November.

Having received no offers on the residence of the late Perley Hardy that the Town of Alberton now owns, town council decided Monday night to have the building demolished.

During the monthly meeting Monday night council accepted the only offer received by the noon March 10 deadline for the outbuilding on the property. The bidder gets the building and its contents for $250.

There were no offers received on the house, the former residence of the late Perley Hardy. That prompted a motion by councilor Claudia Gallant, seconded by David Cahill to have the house put out for tenders for demolition.

Councilor Natasha Dunn inquired whether council had considered any other offers other than demolition and Mayor Michael Murphy reminded her it had been out for tender for a month with no offers.

The motion went through on a 3-1 count with only Dunn voting against it.

Asked following the meeting about plans for the property, Mayor Murphy suggested it would be turned into green space.

The town had built the new town hall on the former O’Meara property adjacent to the Hardy property at the entrance to Emma Drive. The town hall property went beside and behind the Hardy property.

Murphy suggested following the monthly meeting purchasing the property of the late Perley Hardy was a good investment for the town as it gives the town control of what happens to the property.


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