Palmerton has agreed to spend nearly $150,000 to purchase a home it will demolish and eventually use to house its new fire station.
After about a 70-minute executive session, council, on a 5-1 vote, with one abstention, agreed to acquire the home at 509-511 Lehigh Avenue. Councilman Randolph Gursky was opposed. Councilman Richard Nothstein abstained.
Borough Manager Rodger Danielson said the homes have been appraised at $70,500, and $75,500, respectively.
"One [homeowner] is very anxious to sell," he said. "The other, not so much."