311 South Street in Ridgway to be demolished by Elk County Commissioners

311 South Street will be demolished to make way for a County Parking LotCounty Commissioners meeting for second time in January
Brian D. Stockman
Staff Writer

The Elk County Commissioners held their second meeting of 2021 on Tuesday at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway. Present at the meetings were Commissioners Matt Quesenberry, and Fritz Lecker, Seth Higgins, the Chief Clerk, Samantha Mitchell Deputy Chief Clerk, Greg Gebauer, Warden of the Elk County Prison, and Michael McAllister, Elk County Emergency Services director.  Appearing through the Zoom platform was County Solicitor Tom Wagner. The meeting was available for public participation via Zoom through a link on the Elk County website at co.elk.pa.us. After the standard opening remarks and approval of the previous meeting minutes, the meeting quickly moved into regular County business for January with renewal contracts and agreements for the coming year.

The Elk County Commissioners passed  Resolution 2021-02, an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between the County and the Borough of Ridgway. Under the agreement, Ridgway Borough employees and equipment will be used to demolish 311 South Street in Ridgway to make way for a parking lot to serve County employees near the Courthouse Annex. The property entered the County Repository last year and was purchased by the County for a minimum price. The agreement between Ridgway Borough and the County requires that the building be demolished by March 1, 2021, weather permitting. The estimated cost. which the County will reimburse the Borough for, is estimated to be between $8,000-$10,000. Preliminary plans call for a parking lot to be placed on the land for the use of county employees, which will free up spots on Center Street and around the Elk County Courthouse.

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