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Bids Opened For Projects Related To Demolition Of County Services Building

Bids were awarded for asbestos removal and for the demolition of the County Services Building at 255 Market St. during last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting.

Contingent upon workman’s compensation, insurance and other paperwork checking out, the asbestos-removal contract was awarded to Midwest Environmental Studies of Cape Girardeau and the demolition contract to Bright Development of Festus.

Six firms bid on the demolition and  two on the asbestos removal.

The commission had requested separate figures for leaving the concrete floor and foundation or for removing it, hauling in rock and leveling the site.

Bright Development bid $22,750 for leaving the concrete and $26,750 to remove it. The next-closest bid was from Kevin Williams of Fairdealing, Missouri, who bid $26,000 with the concrete left behind and $32,000 with its removal.

S & R Construction of St. Louis and Jokerst, Inc., of Ste. Genevieve bid only on the concrete removal option. S & R bid $47,878, and Jokerst bid $62,358.

Herbst Excavating, LLC of Farmington, who won the Riverview at the Park demolition bid, bid $49,800 on leaving the concrete and $66,650 with its removal. Vern Bauman Contracting of Ste. Genevieve bid $62,438 with the concrete left behind and  $70,120 with its removal.

For asbestos removal, Schemel Company of Perryville bid $35,270, while Midwest Environmental bid $21,590.

Presiding Commissioner Gary Nelson informed the company representatives who attended that bids would soon be solicited for the parking lot of the Ste. Genevieve County Family Aquatic Center on Progress Parkway.

He also reported that he had picked up a demolition permit from the city for the County Services Building. Built as the Stanton Ford showroom and garage in 1953, the building has been on the commission’s radar to get rid of for several years due to roof, heating/cooling, plumbing and electrical issues.

The county plans to have a parking lot for 40-plus vehicles constructed on the property to help alleviate downtown parking concerns.

See complete story on the County Commission in the April 24 edition of the Herald.

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