GDG- GNMP to buy train station?

Jeff Burk jlb4tlb at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 14 14:03:35 CST 2012


I agree Margaret, even if the boundry could be admended, the problem of getting the feds to part with the money in a downturned econemy is the real challange.


 Namaste
 
Jeff Burk


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> From: Margaret D. Blough <mdblough1 at comcast.net>
>To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 2:42 PM
>Subject: Re: GDG- GNMP to buy train station?
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Jeff-I think all but a very few want this. The Borough certainly does. It tried being the owner and operator of historic buildings with the Wills House and the Train Station and, while it very much wants these buildings preserved, doesn't want the burdens of owning aging, fragile buildings. Other than selling them privately, which it doesn't want for a variety of reasons, the only game in town is the NPS. The problem is that, with very minor exceptions, the NPS cannot own land outside of park boundaries under its enabling statute. That's why the statute had to be amended to let it acquire Wills House and would have to be amended to let it acquire the Lincoln Train Station. 
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>Regards, 
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>Margaret 
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jeff Burk" <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com> 
>To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 2:17:23 PM 
>Subject: GDG- GNMP to buy train station? 
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
>FYI 
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>http://www.wgal.com/news/30211548/detail.html 
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>Personaly, I doubt it will happen, I hope I am wrong. 
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>Namaste 
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>Jeff Burk 
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