On Tuesday, the Redwood Falls City Council approved a $31,000 quote from TNT Construction / Kerkhoff Inc. to demolish the Harvest Baptist Church building.
Several months ago, the church’s leaders approached the city council about possibly acquiring the building. Their reason: the church required more in repair and maintenance costs than the building was worth. The city had been eyeing the property for some time, since it is the last remaining structure on the block as the Redwood Falls Public Library. The city purchased the church and the surrounding land in December, at a cost of $2,500.
At Tuesday’s Redwood City Council meeting, the councilors approved the demolition quote, and a separate $2,180 quote from the firm of Advanced Health, Safety, and Security for asbestos containment and removal before the demolition can occur.
The city currently doesn’t have any plans for the land, but is keeping it available for any possible library expansions or projects.
In other city news, the council:
…helped move along plans for the upcoming intersection reconstruction on DeKalb Street. Although the project is the county’s, the city has to give its approval since the intersection is within Redwood’s city limits. As part of the approval process, the city also agreed to limit parking along DeKalb Street to parallel parking only.
…approved the rezoning of several lots near the Redwood Falls airport to make them available for construction of possible new storefronts or shop / storage buildings for contractors.
…approved the installation of stop signs for east and westbound traffic at the intersection of Wyoming and Lincoln Streets.