Warsaw Council votes to sell old city hall site

Mayor Joe Thallemer looks at paperwork left behind in the police dispatch center in the old city hall building. Five years after vacating the building, Thallemer and city council are trying to determine what to do with it. (Dan Spalding / Times Union)

The City of Warsaw has decided to move forward with selling the old city hall site on East Market Street.

After reviewing two appraisals for the property and holding a public hearing, the Common Council approved a motion for the sale unanimously at their Tuesday evening meeting.

Previously the Lakeland Art Association had asked to take over the building, wanting it to be given to them as a gift from the city or have it leased to them in order to house a fine arts museum downtown.

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There will be a 60 day period where people can inspect the property and make a bid.