Princeton City Council approves bid to demolish fire damaged building

Mercer County Courthouse

The Princeton City Council has approved a bid to demolish a building on the Princeton square which was damaged by an April fire.

HF Excavating LLC. of Cainsville is to be paid $6,000, which was the lowest of three bids received. The demolition work is to be done as soon as possible.

City Clerk Danette Snapp explained the structure was quick deeded to the city of Princeton last month by DJ and Chelsea McIntosh as the city was in the process of having the property condemned.

The blaze destroyed the Mercer County Senior Center and Jeff’s Place bar.

Snapp said the city currently has no plans on how to use the hair salon building space once that structure is removed.

In other action, the Princeton City Council approved two service contracts for $100 each, one for a Native American dancer to perform on the square during the Calamity Jane Festival, with the second contract for the Princeton School Band to appear in the school homecoming parade September 16th.

The council agreed to rent the fair barn to Jerry Allen of Princeton for an auction October 15th. The charge is $50.00 plus the cost of water and sewer services.