The city of Mt. Carmel has reached an agreement to officially part ways with the Elks Club after the July water leak caused the building the two groups shared at 219 Market Street to become uninhabitable. Mayor Joe Judge said the city and the Elks entered into an agreement in 1979 in which the Elks occupied the basement of the three story structure with the city using the rest…
The $50,000 will be paid in two installments, one during this fiscal year and the second one in the next fiscal year. The Elks has reached an agreement with the Knights of Columbus to relocate at their 5th Street address.
Since the July evacuation, city government has moved to 631 Market Street.
Judge also announced at Monday’s meeting that the city has closed on the purchase of the property at the new location and now ADG Architecture and Design Group has put together plans for a 1,400 square foot expansion of the building. The centerpiece of the expansion will be a new council meeting room. Presently, council meetings are held in the lobby of the building with limited seating for the public. No information was offered regarding the future of the former city hall and Elks building or when construction on the expansion will start.