The Sayville Courthouse building on Railroad Avenue in Sayville is not on the selling block and no decision has been made regarding a possible sale or the future of the town-owned edifice, according to Town of Islip officials.
A published report that the historic building, which has fallen into disrepair in the past several years, erronoeously indicated it was being sold to help ease the town’s financial constraints, said Town of Islip Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt.
“There has been no discussion, no decision by the town and it is not on the market,” she told Patch. “It’s a beautiful building that has fallen into disrepair and it’s a shame but the town has no money to restore it to its original appearance.”
Bergin Weichbrodt, who serves on the town’s space committee, said if a decision is made by the town to sell the property there will be a resolution and public discussion. She said there have been a few inquiries by interested parties but no formal offers to buy the property.
The building, built in 1912 by Fred D. Smith, of Bayport, and designed by architect Isaac H. Green, has served as space for the Suffolk County Police and as an office for a former town council member.