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Lehighton borough workers move judges stand to new location

  • Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS In preparation of having the roof repaired on the old judges stand, it was moved on Monday to the corner of Eighth and Iron streets, Lehighton.
    Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS In preparation of having the roof repaired on the old judges stand, it was moved on Monday to the corner of Eighth and Iron streets, Lehighton.
Published May 22. 2012 05:01PM

The judges stand that had been wasting away at the Lehighton Grove has a new corner to stand on.

Lehighton Borough workers moved the stand Monday morning to the corner of Iron and Eighth streets, from its former location along Seventh Street.

At the April meeting of Lehighton Borough Council, members voted to repair the roof of the judge's stand, formerly used at the Carbon County Fair when it was held in Lehighton.

Repairs will be paid for by a grant which must be spent by June 30, 2012.

They approved the quote of $16,500 to repair the roof by Hinkle Roofing. This quote includes a 20-year warranty.

Nicole Beckett, borough manager, said that the grant deadline was rapidly approaching so council needed to make a decision on what to do.

The board had discussed moving the stand to the downtown park, but the $3,000 cost to relocate it made them decide to to keep the stand at the Lehighton Grove.

Council members voted to replace the stand roof with a silver-colored shingle roof, similar to the color of the stand's original roof.

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