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COMMUNITY VOICE: Special Meeting Needed

I read with great interest the cover story “Battle Royale” in your newspaper, The Amboy Guardian. The controversy about Proprietary House was of interest to me mainly because I have visited there many times through the years and found the Royal Governor’s mansion to be a wonderful historical place to visit. A few years ago my daughter in-law’s baby shower was given there, and many of the guests mentioned what a great place it was to have the party. The staff gave tours of each room in the mansion for the guests that were interested, and many said they would be interested in having their events there to. Whether it’s a baby shower, a fashion show, a political event or having a cup of tea down stairs in the tea room, it’s a historic place of interest that needs to be preserved.

Not being from Perth Amboy I am still interested in the restoration of the Governor’s mansion and disappointed in the fact that council members were at odds with each other over grant money. I would have hoped by now that the restoration of the mansion would have been done, but evidently it’s not. Apparently Assemblyman Wisniewski claims there is 3.9 million dollars sitting in the Historic Trust Fund but if that were the case it could have been very easily checked into. I too believe if the trust had that kind of money lying around the mansions restoration and foundation work would have been completed by now. Since there was a break down in communications with council and in the public portion of the meeting, maybe a special meeting should take place with both sides having enough time to air their views and get their points across. Come on Perth Amboy; let’s finally finish the restoration work at Proprietary House that needs to be done so the public can enjoy that wonderful place of historic interest.

Nellie Malet
Sayreville

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