Some township supervisors like Bob Egolf believe the Zucksville Road structure should be razed as opposed to spending possibly $50,000 to refurbish and renovate it.
Others like Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss believes the cottage is a worthy investment that could be used by groups like the Forks Area Art Society, of which he is a member.
He told Palmer-Forks Patch at Palmer Community Days recently that he believed the cottage would be saved.
At a recent supervisors meeting, Chuss said he wanted to fast track the work to be completed by the end of December. If all goes well, the public could be inside by early 2014 at the latest, the Easton Express-Times reported.
“There is nothing that serious that can’t be remediated,” Chuss said. “We have two options: Either we tear it down and lose its value or we fix it up and try to sell it. But first let's see if there’s a use for it. Why get rid of something that the residents want to utilize?”
The Forks Area Art Society issued an email statement this past week saying that it strongly supports the Cottage's restoration and developing it for use as an arts, cultural and historic facility for the residents of Forks Township and surrounding communities.
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