To “mothball” Pierceville and its outbuildings would cost an estimated $72,814.
The work would include several steps, the largest portion of which would be weatherproofing the house for $29,5000, according to Frazier Associates.
Whether the Smithfield Town Council is willingly to pay that much is yet to be seen.
The Town Council’s public buildings and welfare committee was set to discuss Pierceville’s fate at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The details of that discussion were not available by press time.