It doesn't have a name as yet, such as Save The Depot, but a fund will be set up by the Adams County Community Foundation to which people, businesses, groups, etc. may donate in order to preserve — and put to use — the 99-year-old structure off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
Mayor John Schultz unveiled the plan at Tuesday night's city council meeting, with the notation, "We are asking for donations."
The city has spent some $30,000 or more in a couple of phases of work on the onetime Pennsylvania Railroad depot. The majority of exterior work has now been completed, with the integrity of the building mostly maintained.
Interior work is next, and that's going to taking another $30,000 to $40,000 the mayor has estimated.
Once that phase is completed, the city will seek an occupant. The depot was last occupied two or years ago by a floral shop.
Once the foundation — headed by Coni Mayer — sets up the fund, it will accept the monies and invest them. When the time comes for more work on the depot, those funds will be used.