The Borough of Ridgway will look into contributing to the restoration of the Pennsy Railroad Station campaign fund after Mayor Guillermo Udarbe made the proposal during Monday night's council meeting.
"The renovation of the North Broad Street train station is under way," Udarbe said. "You should go and take a good look at it when you get the time to see the improvements. The [Ridgway] Heritage Council donated $2,500 to the train station renovation project and the Borough should also play an important role in this project."
Udarbe recommended a contribution between $5,000 to $10,000 in an effort to restore the outside of the train station similar to its original condition.
Council President Nina Stolburg said the matter will be discussed during a Personnel & Finance Committee meeting.
Udarbe expects the total cost of the project to be about $65,000 to $75,000.
"We are only going to fix the outside of the building," Udarbe said. "The inside of the building will be the responsibility of the [Buffalo & Pittsburgh] Railroad."
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
Ridgway Borough Council
Monday, Feb. 20