Clearfield Borough Council Considers Novey’s Gift

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Borough Council is considering what to do with a potential gift of land.

It was announced at Wednesday’s meeting that Gladys Novey and her son Martin are offering to gift their property, 2 W. Pine St., along the river, to the borough.
According to a letter from Timothy Durant, on behalf of his clients to the borough, the land is assessed at $63,000. The letter also states that the Novey’s intend to move their operations to their Martin Street property within the next 12 months.

According to the terms of the agreement, if the borough were to accept the gift, the property would be transferred ‘as is.’ The borough would have to agree to hold the grantor harmless and indemnify her against claims which may arise from prior use of the property.

The grantor would be permitted to place a plaque or memorial garden in an appropriate spot on the land in memory of her late daughter and husband. The grantor agrees that she and her heirs shall select, pay for and maintain the memorial garden.

Any environmental testing of the land will be the borough’s responsibility.

It was noted that an environmental assessment would need to be done before Clearfield Borough Council decides to act on the proposed gift.

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