Mold in the municipal building has been causing headaches for Phillipsburg officials tasked with determining if the town offices should be moved, and finding appropriate accommodations for local business in the meantime.
But if there's one bright side, it's that the town council has gotten out of the office more.
"We've been seeing some new faces," Council President Todd Tersigni said.
The mold in the municipal building, 675 Corliss Ave., could pose a risk to anyone with respiratory issues, the town announced last month. Mold was reportedly found in the court/council chambers on the second floor and in the basement. Most of the town offices are on the building's first floor.
Mold could force P'burg town offices to move
With the council president's title comes the responsibility of setting the meetings, and he has tried to spread them out around the town senior center and elementary school. Other governing bodies like the land use board have also been mobile.
There was a hiccup this week with an error in the advertised address of a council meeting, so Tersigni said he rescheduled it as a special meeting to address routine business for Monday in the town hall lobby (which is not affected by the mold).
Among the resolutions on the agenda: An extension of an agreement with Alpha for the borough to host municipal court while the mold is dealt with.
Tersigni said he hopes to keep meetings moving around at times this year, including holding an outdoor council session during National Night Out this summer in Shappell Park, which the council last did in 2015.
"It might bring some new faces to see what's going on," he said.
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