New Jersey

Phillipsburg Town Council OKs $300,000 in search for solution to mold problem in municipal building

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Phillipsburg officials Tuesday night agreed to spend $300,000 in engineering costs and related "soft costs" to find a long-term solution for a mold problem in the Phillipsburg municipal building, 675 Corliss Ave.

The town council's vote came two weeks after officials authorized the town engineer to draw up plans for a new municipal complex on Heckman Street. Tuesday night's vote authorized the issuance of a $285,000 bond for engineering, consultant and legal services.

Council President Todd Tersigni has said council will decide what course to purse after the engineering results are completed.

A recently completed environmental analysis found mold in the Phillipsburg municipal building that could pose a risk to anyone with respiratory issues or other ailments, like allergies or lung disease, the town has said in a news release.

Mold was reportedly found in the court/council chambers on the second floor and in the basement.

Town council has been holding its meetings in the Phillipsburg Area Senior Center since the discovery and Phillipsburg municipal court hearings are now heard in Alpha's borough hall at 1001 East Blvd.


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