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Bus building comes down

Monday, January 19, 2009

Officials with Barrett Excavating, Center Point, tear down part of the Clay Community School Corporation Bus Barn. [Order this photo]
The building came tumbling down.

On Monday, crew workers for Barrett Excavating, Center Point, paid a visit to the Clay Community School Corporation Transportation Office intent to bring a building down.

Demolition of the facilities' maintenance and office building began early Monday and is expected to take approximately two weeks.

"They're digging down about 2-feet and then will backfill and compact the site with rock," Clay Community School Corporation Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger said.

During a CCSC meeting in December, it was made known the corporation's insurance agent, Indiana Insurance, announced it would no longer insure the building.

"They said it was unsafe, unstable," Reberger said.

When it was learned the insurance company would not insure the building, the corporation declared an emergency for the purpose of using emergency Capital Project Funds so CCSC could lease a trailer to temporarily house employees of the facility.

The board voted 7-0 in favor of the action.

On Monday, Reberger said he was not sure what would be placed on the ground of the old building.

Reberger, however, said he hoped the site would be used for maintenance for buses and for office space.

The corporation's bus hut, where repairs and maintenance of buses is conducted, is insured.

The bid from Barrett Excavating to tear down the building was approved at the board's meeting earlier this month.

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