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December 07, 2016
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A new courthouse debate – ballot question proposed

Delaware Township Supervisor Tom Ryan said the rest of Pike County needs to be involved in the courthouse addition debate and proposed a ballot question.
TRR photo by David Hulse

Milford native and Shohola Supervisor Keith Raser said Milford was not the same place that it was years ago. He recalled that, “The old Vandermark Hotel was knocked down [for the construction of county administration building] and there was no uproar. We’re in the administration building and it looks fine. It’s time to do it,” he said of the court addition. “We’ll do a good job and it will look fine. I agree with Mr. Wagner that we’ve exhausted the conversation.”

CPT spokesman Bill Kiger said, “Getting back to the point, the building is overbuilt, it costs too much and it’s in a National Historic District. We’ve offered to negotiate since December and you have rejected it.”

County Solicitor Tom Farley said Pike has answered CPT engineering questions and the group wanted behind-the-scenes talks. “Does that mean that these people cannot be present? That’s unacceptable.”