Last updated: June 04. 2014 11:25PM - 1170 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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NANTICOKE —City Council President Bill Brown said Tuesday night that council has turned down a $47,000 bid for the purchase of the Stickney Volunteer Fire Company.

Brown also said the $2,500 deposit check was returned to the bidder.

City Solicitor William Finnegan said the fire company’s building was appraised at more than $100,000. He said there are other considerations that have to be taken into account with the sale of such a property.

Finnegan said it cannot proceed as if it were a private sale.

In another matter, Rebecca Seman of the Community Garden announced that the city will present The GNA Community Garden Farmers Market on July 12 at Patriot Square.

The event will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature music, food, fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts and more. Vendors interested in renting a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for $20 may call Seman at 570-793-7910.

The Honey Pot Volunteer Fire Department will host wing night on Saturday June 14, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. Wings are $8 per order. Contact Linda Prushinski at 570-735-0508 for more information.

The Nanticoke Crime Watch meeting will be on June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building on Ridge Street.

The next council meeting will be on June 18 at 7 p.m.

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