Old Woodmont Borough Hall up for auction: Preview is Saturday

Would you like to own a former two-room schoolhouse that also served as the Woodmont Borough Hall until recent years?

If so, you’re in luck. The Borough of Woodmont will auction off its former borough hall during a sealed auction.

The property is located at 39 Clinton Street. The property comes with a restriction that it only be used as a single family residence.

The property will be open for inspection by potential bidders Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.

All bids must be in writing, signed by the bidder and submitted to the Borough Clerk, William Guelakis, at 31 Clinton Street Woodmont, April 13 to 15 between 4 and 6 p.m. Bidders must include a non-refundable deposit of $10,000 in the form of a certified check made out to “Susman, Duffy & Segaloff PC, as Trustee” with their bid.

More bidding details can be found at the Borough of Woodmont website at boroughofwoodmont.us.

The building on the auction block served as the borough hall until Woodmont took possession of the old Fire Station Number 5 to use as the new Woodmont Borough Hall.

The Board of Aldermen voted to give Woodmont the old fire station for $1. The city wasn’t using the station anymore because it was replaced with the new East Side Fire Station.

Borough officials broke ground on their new borough hall in 2015, and are now ready to sell their old hall.

Borough Warden Ed Bonessi said previously there is no historic value to the current hall, which was a post World War II portable classroom that the borough moved to Clinton Street in 1967.

He said the sale comes with a deed restriction to keep the building as a single family residence because the borough “wants to maintain the character of the residential neighborhood.”

He didn’t say how much the borough hopes to get for the property, but the Milford assessor’s website lists its appraisal at $288,660.

The house was built in 1960 and has 1,664 square feet of living space, according to the city assessor’s website. It sits on .51 acres of land.

There is also a garage, but per contract, the owner will have to lease the garage to the borough for up to 12 months for $100 per month.

For more information contact Bonessi, at 203-812-0014.