Town lowers price of former garage

Town of Glen Councilmen Thomas Murray, left, Kirk Field, and Supervisor John Thomas are shown during the board's regular meeting on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

GLEN — The town lowered the asking price of its former highway garage to $149,900, which has been on the market since March and has yet to be sold.

The town listed the former highway garage in March at $175,000 with Coldwell Banker after the town purchased a new highway garage known as the Delaney building for $600,000.

Sager Real Estate LLC, of Amenia in Dutchess County was looking to purchase the building, but backed out in July.

“I think it’s time to change the asking price,” said Supervisor John Thomas.

All councilmen and Highway Superintendent Dennis Mihuka agreed that the price should be lowered.

The town board considered a few price options between $125,000 and $150,000 before deciding on the price of $149,900.

Councilman Thomas Murray suggested bringing the price to $125,000 and Supervisor Thomas suggested setting the price at $140,000.

“We can lower it to $150,000 and it’s still negotiable, someone can make an offer,” said Councilman Ron Crewell.

The town agreed to set it at $149,900 to stay under $150,000≥

The town’s decision to sell the former highway garage and purchase the Delaney building — formally owned by Tim Delaney, of Mayfield — is due to the former highway garage being too small to store equipment and trucks used by the highway department.

Town board members in the past have described the former highway garage as being “at the end of its life.”

Prior to purchasing the Delaney building, the town had plans to build a new highway garage on a five-acre parcel of a land owned by the town on Auriesville Road. However, the Delaney building, which is located at 3950 Route 30A, is 15,000-square-feet, which is bigger than what the town had planned to build.

The Delaney building also has offices that could be used as possible office space for the town if they were to decide to move the town offices to that building.

In other news regarding the new highway garage, Mihuka said they began to move equipment into the new highway garage.

The town also passed a resolution to go with more mild plumbing and heating.

“We are chasing bids for a number of projects up at the new highway garage,” Thomas said. “We do have all of the bids back on the plumbing and heating that range from $13,000 to $27,000.”

Thomas said he his comfortable with the bids closer to $13,000.

Everyone agreed and the resolution was passed.