NANTICOKE — Jerry Hudak, vice president of the South Valley Chamber of Commerce, announced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that the three local preservation societies will make a joint effort to begin repairs to the historical Mill House.
The building houses the offices for the Nanticoke Historical Society and the South Valley Chamber of Commerce. The two organizations, along with the Mill Memorial Library will begin to refurbish the historical Mill House within the next few months.
Hudak said the preservation societies also would like to collect some additional historical items to keep on display at the Mill House.
Also, Hudak said that once the building is renovated, it just may attract “possible business” to the area, as outsiders will see that Nanticoke has something of historical importance to offer, and that it is a “good way to promote the city.”
Interested citizens may call the chamber 570- 735-6990.
In other matters, council approved awarding the demolition contract for Arch Street to Stell Enterprises in the amount of $23,000 contingent upon the solicitor’s approval.
Council also approved a motion for the HUD Home Program 2009 grant extension request. City Clerk Mary Beth Cheshinski said there is more than $23,000 left of the grant that must be used by the Oct. 25 deadline if an extension was not granted.
Cheshinski said seven projects have been completed and that there an additional seven that are underway. She said several of the applications were not able to be used due to factors such as income ineligibility or incomplete information.
The city’s crime watch meeting will take place on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building.
The next City Council meeting will be on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.