UNION CITY — The Union City Municipal Authority has found a temporary home.

The authority Wednesday agreed to sign a lease to use the offices formerly occupied by District Justice Carol Southwick at 29 S. Main St.

Pat Uber, who owns the building that also houses the South Main Arms apartment complex, has agreed to lease the space to the authority on a month-to-month basis at a rate of $750 per month, which would cover all utilities other than telephone and Internet service.

The authority has been homeless since July 23, when the roof of its longtime office at 12 S. Main St. collapsed under the weight of accumulated rainwater after a series of heavy storms.

The office is closed indefinitely as the authority decides whether to renovate the building or rebuild.

The authority’s insurance carrier would pay about $127,900 to replace the damaged building. Insurance also would pay for renting the temporary space at 29 S. Main St.

See the Journal's Thursday, August 13th edition for full story.

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