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Soon to fall
By Greg Wells
Times Journal Managing Editor
“We could be seeing buildings coming down in as little as six weeks,” said Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr.
The comments came after Monday night’s meeting of the Russell County Property Development Board. The board is charged with developing the county’s new courts’ building, generally referred to as the Russell County Judicial Center.
That board discussed the geo-technical and environmental studies necessary before the demolition of the buildings presently occupying the space where the new building is to be built.
One of those buildings is the Jamestown City Hall and that building is the only one that is still occupied. The word from the administration continues to be that they intend to be moving to the new building at the start of next month.
Before the demolition, or even the bids for the demolition can begin the other environmental study is required in order to determine if there are any harmful materials such as asbestos or lead-based paints in the buildings, or possibly petroleum product tanks underground.
To begin that process the board opted to seek bids. They had asked for bids previously, but only received one. In order to speed the process the board passed the power to make the decision on which is the lowest best bid to the architectural firm.
Getting that bid process and then study out of the way then there will be a bid process for the demolition of the buildings and then a decision on who will get that contract can be made.
The board is scheduled for their next meeting will be October 13th but that meeting could be changed to receive the necessary reports and bids to move on to the next step in the process.
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