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Forks Delays Decision on "Cottage in the Woods"

The Forks Township Board of Supervisors expects to revisit the fate of the "Cottage in the Woods" in July.

A decision on the fate of the has been delayed for at least a month.

The Forks Township Board of Supervisors, which was expected to make a decision about what to do with the abandoned building on 700 Zucksville Road, decided to hold off at their meeting Thursday night.

Public Works Director Mark Roberts estimated it would cost $23,600 to make the building suitable for usage by the Forks Area Art Society.

The building has mold issues, which Roberts said have yet to be tested.

Township officials are trying to determine whether to save the building or demolish it. A recent had voters overwhelmingly wanting to see the cottage saved.

Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said he had not heard from Ellie Reismieyer, president of the Art Society, about her plan to help rehabilitate the cottage.

"How long do we want to keep this pending?" Supervisor Bob Egolf asked.

"At the next meeting or the one after," Chuss said. "It's sitting there and not helping anything."

Kent E. Quain July 08, 2012 at 06:44 PM
How about some local volunteer support! We could get this place up and running for less than half of Mark's estimate, sorry Mark, maybe even less. Call me @ 484-547-1762 Kent, and let's get this in the can. Kent E. Quain
ellie reismeier July 09, 2012 at 12:30 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!, Kent! That's what we're talking about!
Real Gardens July 09, 2012 at 01:47 AM
We are willing to give a hand or two to help this needed space for our local talent and to foster new talent. FORKS COMMUNITY DAYS will be agreat place to ask for volunteers because many would sign up even if an hour of help is what can be given
ellie reismeier July 09, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Volunteers & Professionals need to get involved! Let's keep this piece of history safe in the Township and help support the local arts and culture.
ellie reismeier July 09, 2012 at 03:20 AM
YAY! Real gardens....the landscaping is a blank canvas longing for your creative touch. We can get volunteers to help "dig in the dirt" with your guidance! Community Days is the perfect venue to get the community involved. Thank You!

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