The Hightstown Council approved a bond ordinance which provides for the construction of a new Hightstown Borough Hall at their meeting on Monday. for the project. The Hightstown Borough Hall has been uninhabitable since it was damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
The approval of this ordinance allows the Borough Hall reconstruction project to move forward and
Nevertheless, the pending ordinance that allows the Borough to lease property on Bank and Mechanic streets from Greystone Capital Partners for the placement of the temporary modular housing was once again tabled by the Council Monday night.
A first reading of an ordinance authorizing the leasing of 100 and 102 Mercer Street for temporary Borough office space was introduced on Monday, however. Both of these storefronts are currently vacant and the ordinance allows the Borough to lease the spaces for administrative use while the new Borough hall is being reconstructed.
According to the ordinance, 100 Mercer Street will be rented for $1,100 a month and 102 Mercer Street will be rented for $2,200 a month; the proposed leases will last two years while reconstruction project takes place.
The next scheduled Hightstown Borough Council meeting is Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hightstown First Aid Building.