Bids being accepted for old Trafford police station
By putting the borough's old police station up for sale, Trafford Council members said, they hope the converted bank building arrests the attention of a developer.
Council members want the building at Brinton Avenue and Fifth Street to fetch at least $80,000 through a sealed-bid process that is open until May 17.
Failing that, officials said, they might consider an auction to sell the currently tax-exempt property and start the course of getting it back on the tax rolls.
Twenty years ago, council paid the former Irwin Bank & Trust $70,000 for the building and surrounding property, court records show. Westmoreland County lists the assessed value at $42,960, but that figure is misleading because the county uses 1972 as its base year for setting values.
Council doesn't have an updated appraisal of the property.
The building became obsolete for the borough after the police moved into the public-safety building last summer.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.