McCOOK, Nebraska -- P&G Excavating of rural McCook, Nebraska, will tear down three structures north of the Red Willow County courthouse to make way for the new county jail.
County commissioners Monday morning accepted P&G's bid of $36,500 to demolish the former beauty salon at 516 Norris Avenue and two apartment houses at 520 Norris, and to backfill, compact and regrade the resulting vacant lots.
Commissioners received two other bids, one for $69,000 from Stewart Construction of Indianola, and another for $90,000 from Weaver Brothers Tree Service of Bartley.
Wendell Peters, of P&G, told commissioners that he and his daughter, Debra Petsch, can start the demolition project as soon as the structures are inspected after asbestos is removed.
Peters said he must receive a permit for the demolition, a permit for the removal of three trees and a permit/location of utilities. He requested, and commissioners agreed to, the use of a county dump truck to haul away concrete and water to help hold down the dust.
Commission chairman Earl McNutt asked that Peters notify the Rev. Dr. Mary Hendricks of St. Alban's Episcopal Church when demolition is scheduled to begin so that her parishioners and Pantry shoppers using the church's and the Canterbury House's east parking lot can be told that they have to use the south alley entrance.