Now officials must make a decision whether to tear down the building or leave it standing for a potential buyer.
“I feel the building should be torn down, but some people feel that we should possibly try to sell it,” said Councilman Michael Stuban.
Stuban said borough-owned property – assessed at $122,000 – would have to be put out for a bid.
Baden's building inspector previously cited the property because the building was falling apart and deemed a hazard. Some officials feel the dilapidated building is a liability.
“My feeling is it’s a safety issue and it should be torn down because that’s why it was condemned to begin with,” said Council President Judith Montell.
Councilman David Trzcianka suggested sending a letter to the Hot Dog Shoppe to see if they would be interested in opening a store.
Councilwoman Kim Villella said the borough just acquired the property and should investigate some options before deciding what to do.
“I think that whatever we decide it should be to create revenue. That’s why we bought it in the first place,” she said.
Officials plan to bring other options to the meeting next month.
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