MANDATA - The man who purchased the Dalmatia Elementary building will be given additional time to close on the sale.

The Line Mountain Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to give Jeremy Strohecker, of Klingerstown, an extension on finalizing the purchase of the Dalmatia building, located in Lower Mahanoy Township.

"It will give him more time to close the sale," said board president Troy Laudenslager.

The board voted on May 13 to sell the Dalmatia building to Strohecker for $25,100. It had been appraised at $220,000.

Strohecker was given 45 days to close the sale.

The Lower Mahanoy Township Municipal Authority placed a lien on the property after the district failed to pay a $143,454 bill for the cleanup of a fuel oil leak that occurred on Feb. 10.

A broken pressure gauge leaked 1,250 gallons of fuel oil from the Dalmatia building into the Lower Mahanoy Township Municipal Authority wastewater treatment plant.

The bill for the cleanup was due June 22, but the district's insurance provider, Liberty Mutual, is still negotiating the total amount owed.