Old Avoca Borough building officially coming down

By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com
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AVOCA — The old borough building is coming down, as council members have awarded the demolition project to Popple Construction, of Wilkes-Barre, for a little over $38,500.

Council president John Boone and Avoca Borough Secretary Kelly O’Brien said the project is slated to begin Monday, May 14 and conclude by Wednesday, June 27.

When the building is demolished, the council members have discussed turning the area into a parking lot for borough residents, but Boone said it won’t happen right away.

“Council hasn’t looked into yet about paving, and we might try to do something to promote more business parking during the day and not just let it fill up with neighbors,” he said.

Boone mentioned during the meeting the council might look into possibly having parking meters that operate during regular business hours, but stressed the council members have not decided on anything yet.

In other business, the council members addressed a broken sewer main on York Avenue that burst a few days ago.

Boone said the sewer main has a collapsed line, and they’re looking for someone to fix it on an emergency basis.

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By Jimmy Fisher

jfisher@timesleader.com

Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher

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