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Bond Funding New Hightstown Borough Hall Approved

The approval of this bond ordinance allows the new Hightstown Borough Hall reconstruction project to remain on schedule.

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.

Jake April 04, 2013 at 12:20 PM
So the idiots in charge are going to spend all of this money and they are going to put the building in the same place. Another show of brilliance by the powers that be. Hightstown is becoming a joke place to live. The taxes are already to high and we still allow things like this to happen and we still allow all of the illegals to go to our schools and overburden all of our facilities(sewer and water for example) at the cost of the people who have lived here for many many years.
B.Bennett April 04, 2013 at 01:11 PM
I totally agree....Hightstown is the "laughing stock" of New Jersey....
Marybeth McAlister April 05, 2013 at 12:30 AM
The antics of the council regarding the Borough Hall has certainly entertained me for the past couple of years. Can I just point out that even Molte Bene had the common sense not to rebuild their business on the same spot it where it was devestated two years ago. Am I the only one to see all the vacant storefronts and office space in the borough that could easily house Borough employees? I just cannot understand how anyone could possibly think it is a good idea to waste anymore time, effort or money trying to keep Borough Hall where it was.

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