Borough prepares to sell Chambers Street firehouse

22 May, 1992 (~estimated)

Borough prepares to sell Chambers Street firehouse

Patti Wieser

Nudged by a letter from Princeton Township Mayor Richard Woodbridge, Princeton Borough officials are proceeding with plans to sell the Chambers Street firehouse.

“The Township of Princeton would like to move forward to at least try to sell the Chambers Street firehouse.” said Mayor Woodbridge.

Among other things, the mayor suggested getting a professional appraisal of the property.

The Borough Council Tuesday night decided against the appraisal, which is estimated to cost $8,000, but it instructed Borough Attorney Michael Herbert to prepare an auction notice. The notice does not set a minimum bid but it reserves the right to reject “any and all bids.”

Once the notice is written and the township approves it, the auction will be scheduled. The money from the sale is to be used to pay for the new firehouse on Witherspoon Street, which is expected to be occupied by the Fire Department sometime this summer.

“We’d like to get it (the Chambers Street firehouse) sold as soon as possible but at the right price,” Mayor Woodbridge said Wednesday. “We’ve got to start covering the bond of indebtedness (on the new firehouse).”

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