By Terry Kovarik
The first start of the demolition of the former Marquette Middle School in Kewaunee has been long in coming. But that’s also helping save tax dollars. The presence of asbestos and lead required contractors to start demolition last week from the inside out. That process helps prevent contaminants from spreading outside of the demolition zone, reducing public health risk. Kewaunee Mayor Sandi Christman says meeting federal asbestos and lead remediation requirements has also helped the city’s bottom line.
Current projections call for the former Marquette Middle School to be razed by the end of October and full site restoration by years end.