By Tim Kowols
The bill could keep growing for the city of Kewaunee’s plans to demolish the former Marquette School. A recent analysis of the building found PCBs, an environmentally persistent and hazardous chemical that could have an adverse effect on people’s health. This means the demolished materials will have to be trucked to an approved location in Illinois or Minnesota, which adds to the cost depending on the levels. The city is currently accepting bids for the demolition of Marquette School so officials can get a better idea of the costs, but Kewaunee Mayor Sandi Christman says the public will have to ask itself “if not us who, and if not now when?”
The city will host a pre-bid meeting and walk through on April 3, with final bids due April 12.