Council votes to tear down Pachuk building

Acting at a special meeting on Tuesday, April 7, Linesville borough council members voted 5-2 to have the Pachuk Building in downtown Linesville demolished.

The special meeting lasted about 70 minutes, kicked off by borough council president Mike Heaney saying the meeting would be run with more order than the one last week and that only new information would be considered. Persons addressing council would be limited to 5 minutes. He asked speakers to be respectful and he noted council would be given a chance to speak.

He opened the meeting having the borough’s property coordinator speak first, that being councilman Rodney Kovisto, who said he would be short and concise.

He said that after “touring the building with our engineer”, and noting the man interested in taking over the building was now asking for 180 days to repair, noting a further collapse could take place at any time, there was a need to put the matter to bed.

Councilwoman Laura Deal said after looking at the report from the council’s engineer, that it was not prudent to repair the building...a hazard to the community.

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