HERKIMER, N.Y. – The fate of the former H.M. Quackenbush building in Herkimer is in limbo as the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency and the Village of Herkimer discuss how to move forward with the transfer of the property.
The IDA offered to sell the building, located on Prospect Street, to the village for a $40 transfer fee. However, the village and the Herkimer 9, a group looking to revitalize the village, want to go inside and inspect the building first.
“We're looking for access to get into the site so we can assess it for taxpayers. I can’t do due diligence without getting in there. structural and environmental assessment” said village Mayor Mark Netti. “If it's an insurance thing to be able to go in there, we can sign a waiver -- whatever we got to do to do this.”
During an IDA meeting Wednesday, officials said the village’s request to examine the structure will be reviewed.
Executive director of the IDA, John Piseck, says the attorneys may have to discuss how best to move forward.