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City sale of unused fire houses to move in front of council

The city administration’s plan to sell two unused fire houses is moving foward and will need to involve an agreement with City Council.

Girio Real Estate has appraisals for the former Almond Street fire house and the former Reighard Avenue civil defense building, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said.

A plan is in place to bring the matter to council in January, he said.

If it is approved by council, an auction may take place for the properties in March.

“The Realtor said it would not be prudent to publicly state the ranges for both properties since an auction will occur,” Campana said.

“We are attempting to maximize the proceeds of the sale of two city properties which are owned by the taxpayers,” he said.

Campana said he recognizes that the budget reserve of about $101,000 is not sufficient.

Should the properties be sold, the city will put the proceeds into the general fund reserve for emergency expenses, Campana said.

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