With Hopes For Sale, Gettysburg To Appraise Lincoln Train Station; But Obstacles In Way Of Transfer To Park Service, from the Hanover Evening Sun and reported by the Frederick News Post, January 21, 2013.
First three paragraphs: The borough of Gettysburg is once again making steps toward selling the historic
Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street. The council voted last week to let the
borough manager select an appraisal firm to determine the value of the property.
"The park service is not allowed to pay a penny more than the appraised value
of a property it would add to its boundary," said Council President Michael
Birkner in an email. "So an appraisal is essential to make a transfer."
The borough hopes to have an appraisal firm selected by February so that the
borough has better guidelines heading into negotiations with the National Park
Service. When talks over the sale began in 2009, the borough expected to sell
the property for at least $722,000, which is about how much it cost the
municipality to restore the 154-year-old building.
Last Paragraph: "Congressional actions toward passage of this nonpartisan measure have been
painfully slow," Birkner said, but the hope is that with the help of this new
donation from the Gettysburg Foundation, the process might begin to move
Full Article at Frederick News Post
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