At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved a demolition bid for the property at 120 N. 7th St. in Chariton. The bid they approved was from CR Environmental out of Corydon for $9,500.

Two other bids for demolition were also received from Environmental Edge out of Ottumwa for $13,600 and from Midwest Sanitation out of Pella for $13,127.

Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said that the bid from CR Environmental does not include the disposal cost of debris. The City of Chariton will handle the disposal cost of debris from the project and the estimated cost of disposal is $2,500. The City of Chariton is also handling the cost of the asbestos testing and removal, if necessary.

Liegois explained that the property at 120 N.7th St. was acquired by the City of Chariton to possibly be a rehab home with the Chariton valley Regional Housing Trust Fund and Hy-Vee home rehabilitation program.

“However, they did not want to proceed with the home as a rehabilitation project because it’s a smaller home,” Liegois said.

Liegois also said that currently the City of Chariton can utilize $10,000 from the Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund for demolition for this project.

Read the November 21, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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