By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee officials are worried the pace of the demolition of the former Marquette School might be falling off, possibly forcing its contractors to miss their deadline. Locating the building’s second basement and underestimating the amount of hazardous materials on the school’s bricks are two reasons for the delay. Demolition contractor Dakota Intertek Corporation has assured the city it will meet its deadline, but Kewaunee mayor Sandi Christman is not so sure.
The agreement between the contractor and the city called for the project to be completed in 120 days so the site could be cleaned up and landscaped by the end of the year.