At Thursday night’s Claremont city council meeting, it was announced that the city will be expending up to $8,000 dollars to heat the abandoned Junior Sports League building located on Claremont’s School Street.
The council voted unanimously to allot the funds from its general fund, in a move that will prevent multiple forms of damage to the building and specifically its roof.
The council also received an update into the potential sale of the building, with news that there have been several interested parties, but no formal bids at this point.
The council voted last April to put the JSL building up for sale, as well as the former Goodwin Community Center building on Broad Street. The JSL has been vacant since the end of 2014, and needs numerous structural improvements before being deemed safe for public use.
The $8,000 dollars to be used to heat the building was not budgeted by the city, as it was hoped the building would be sold by winter.