District 25 to proceed with demolition of Lincoln School

Mar 15, 2013 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Everything has to be out of the abandoned school building by April 12, with abatement scheduled to start April 25 and end May 31.

Local officials say the old Lincoln Elementary School building in east Riverton will be demolished by the end of August.

The razing will come after a month-long asbestos abatement project set to begin in April according to Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder.

During a meeting March 12, Snyder said everything has to be out of Lincoln school by April 12. Abatement is scheduled to start April 25 and end by May 31.

"The demolition will begin on or about June 1 and be completed by the end of August," Snyder said. "We're looking forward to that."

The building at 1304 E. Lincoln Ave. was vacated after Aspen Park Elementary School was built several years ago. Snyder said Lincoln was offered for sale to local government agencies, but no entities were interested.

"A couple of them looked at it and considered it, but they chose not to invest in it because of the cost to repair," Snyder said, adding that the district has chosen not to utilize rooms in Lincoln for similar reasons.

The district accepts bids for the demolition project until 3 p.m. April 4.

A mandatory pre-bid walk-through of the project site will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the school.

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