Future of Hightstown Borough Hall, Police Department To Be Discussed
This is the second special meeting the council has held on Borough Hall and police department.
A special council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the First Aid building to hear what residents have to say.
“Hopefully we’ll hear from a broader spectrum of the public,” Mayor Steven Kirson said Tuesday, referencing the first special meeting where less than 10 people showed up.
Borough Hall and the police department flooded during Hurricane Irene in August 2011, making the building unusable. Borough employees relocated to the public works building, and the police department remains in the leased Lucas Electric building on Mercer Street.
Kirson said the floor will be open to the public to hear what they have to say, and then the council will have a discussion period. He said the council needs to look long term and not just think of the short-term fix.
“The ultimate decision of borough hall will have a grand effect of where the borough goes in the future,” Kirson said.