Harveys Lake still interested in Villa Roma building

First Posted: 7/18/2014

HARVEYS LAKE —The borough is still attempting to purchase the old Villa Roma building, according to Solicitor Thomas O’Connor.

O’Connor said at Tuesday’s borough council meeting that an offer has been made and is “still pending.”

The borough had agreed to purchase the Hillside Avenue building last month for $380,000 on the condition that it pass inspection. The plan is to turn it into a police station/municipal office building.

At a special meeting held on July 3, however, council decided to withdraw its offer. Council member Thomas Kehler said that he didn’t feel the building held up to inspections.

All members of council, except President Michell’e Boice and Edward Kelly, voted on Tuesday to offer $230,000 for the building.

The 2014 Harveys Lake Homecoming is scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

Homecoming Committee representative Mike Rush said that the event “is going to be bigger than last year” and that already “over 30 vendors have signed up.”

A craft show will be featured on both Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. The event begins Aug. 1 with a dinner/dance at the Harveys Lake Beach Club from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets for the dinner/dance are $30 per person. A chidlren’s day will be held Aug. 2.

The community yard sale will also take place with the homecoming weekend.

Council will meet next at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.

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