Borough Officials Continue To Deal With Blighted Properties



Borough officials continue to deal with blighted properties, abandoned cars and other issues in downtown Emporium.

Correspondence was received from the county assessment office concerning the former Marsiglio home located at 129 East Fifth Street. The house, which suffered damage from a fire several years ago, is now available through the county repository. Two potential buyers are interested in the property, but any moves have been tabled as the borough, county and school district want time to request information from potential property owners as to what the plans are for the building.

Police Chief Dave Merritt stated that he is currently looking into several reports of first-floor storefronts and/or storage areas being rented out as apartments. According to borough ordinances, apartments are not permitted on the first floor of commercial buildings.



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