Dilapidated buildings in the city that have been eyesores for years will finally be put to rest.
The McCook City Council approved, Monday night at the regular meeting, contracts to tear down seven structures.
The largest contract was awarded to P and G Excavating of McCook, at $57,400, for a total of one commercial and five residential structures. This includes $19,400 for the big yellow house at 301 E. Second; $7,600 for 206 W. Seventh; $8,500 for 1303 East B; $8,500 for 203 E. Sixth; $7,400 for 410 South Street and $6,000 for the commercial building at 102 W. Third.
Another contract will be offered to Jerry Hill Construction of Kearney, at $7,940 for the structure at 1003 East C.
The bid and contract for Weaver Tree Service of Wellfleet, at $5,000 for 508 E. Second, was not included Monday night as the house is not yet ready to be demolished.
The city received seven bids for the demolition of eight buildings. Of proposals received, the lowest bidders were contacted to confirm they would accept the contract. Other bidders included Myers Construction Inc., Anderson Excavating Co., EAD Constructors and RTS Shearing LLC.
The costs of demolishing the structures will come from a CDBG Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant the city has received.