Council Holds Off on Demolition Project

Posted on 16 October 2012 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone City Council has held off on a possible demolition project on a downtown building at 1004 Story Street.  The property had been owned by the Historical Museum Society of Boone County, but has since been acquired by another party through a tax sale.  Boone Mayor John Slight says that’s a problem for the city.  The property is currently considered unsafe.  For the past several months, Director of Public Safety, Police Chief Bill Skare has been trying to put together a project to demolish the building.  The problem is a shared wall with Wilson’s Tap at 1008 Story Street.  Estimates to demolish the building are currently at more than $100,000.  Slight said on Tuned In Tuesday, the city doesn’t not want to assume the cost of the demolition, even though that may be the ultimate result.  More of Slight’s comments can be hear here.

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