HONESDALE—A draft agreement looking to sell the lot on the corner of Thirteenth and East Street to Habitat for Humanity for $40,000 received council approval last Monday night at the Honesdale Borough Council meeting.
Council President Michael Augello and Councilors James Brennan, James Jennings (J. Jennings) and Robert Jennings (R. Jennings) were in attendance.
Approved by the Borough, the draft was sent to Habitat for their review and execution and will be returned to the Borough for execution once that is completed.
As read into the minutes by Solicitor Rich Henry, the agreement notes Habitat for Humanity plans to construct either two or three housing units on the lot.
Parks and Recreations Committee Chair J. Jennings thanked Habitat for taking the time to meet with the lot's neighbors and determine appropriate use for the property.
“It's been a long process, so this is exciting to actually have some movement on it and I wish everybody the best of luck,” said J. Jennings.
As earlier reported, the fate of lot on Thirteenth and East has been a topic of several discussions at past meetings.
In the past, it had been bid out for sale and also suggested to become a new Borough park with mixed public reception to both ideas.
Habitat for Humanity president Mike Rollison and former president Mark Graziadio were also present at last Monday's meeting.
“I wanna thank the Borough for your consideration of this and taking the time to look at it and make this decision,” said Graziadio. “We fully intend to work with the neighbors and the Borough to make sure it is something that is pleasing and good for the community.”