by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
WHITE STONE—The White Stone Town Council on Thursday, September 1, allocated additional money towards a business district demolition project.
Four blighted properties in the commercial area of town were demolished in late August by Benton M. Hayden & Son Excavating & General Hauling from Callao. The company, which was the low bidder on the project, had supplied two bids, one of $29,350 for only the demolition and another of $38,350 to include the demolition of two slabs on the properties. The original budget for demolition and clearance was $30,000 but council voted on July 7 to contribute the additional $8,500 to cover the over-budget cost.
There was an expectation the areas where the two slabs were demolished would be finished with clean fill and crusher run, but the bid didn’t include that work….
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