SHENANDOAH - The Shenandoah Borough Council held its rescheduled February meeting on Monday night, February 27th. On the agenda was a list of properties to be submitted to the Schuylkill County Demolition Program.
On the list was a set of properties at the corner of West Coal and North Race Streets in the borough's Glover's Hill section, which have been the subject of discussion at borough council meetings regularly since 2014, and the center of an ongoing legal battle. Neighbors are concerned for their health and safety, due to the property's deteriorating condition and a broken sewer line on the premises.
One condition of the county Demolition Program is that the municipality must own the property, but an exception exists if the property's demolition is court-ordered, which may soon be the case with the Race Street properties, pending an appeal in Commonwealth Court.
Also included on the list were
"That's what we're hoping, we get the court order, and that would be, believe me, the first one. It's been too long." Council Vice-President Leo Pietkiewicz stated, following the vote.
Absent from the meeting was Councilman Paul Holland, Council President Don Segal, and Mayor Andrew Szczyglak.
In other business, borough council