Demolition to start Monday on Avoca’s old borough building

By Jimmy Fisher - [email protected]

AVOCA — The old borough building is coming down.

Council recently 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 set to begin Monday, May 14, and conclude by June 27.

After the building at 752 Main St. is demolished, council members have discussed turning the space into a parking lot for residents. But Boone said it won’t happen right away.

“Council hasn’t looked into paving yet, 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 that council might look into possibly having parking meters that operate during regular business hours. But he stressed nothing has been decided.

In other business, council is looking for someone to fix a broken sewer main on York Avenue that burst a few days ago.

By Jimmy Fisher

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

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