New Berlin officials nearing consensus on condemned building

NEW BERLIN – For more than 21 months, the Village of New Berlin has been in a bureaucratic tug of war at the state and county level in an attempt to get a historic, yet condemned three-story building either demolished or restored.

After more than a year and a half of deliberation, officials are nearing a decision on the fate of 2 North Main St., according to Mayor Wade Schrag.

Schrag and Deputy Mayor Robert Starr met last week with Ken Markunas, a representative of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), after Markunas’ agency tossed up the most recent road block in the demolition of the building, saying the village needed a more extensive review of the project.

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