Sups OK demo bid

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday bids for the demolition of property at 2119 S. 14th St.

Sheilah Lizer, Webster County planning and zoning administrator, said it is needed.

“It’s a dilapidated structure,” Lizer said. “It’s deteriorated to the point where it needs to be demolished.”

For the demolition of the property, described as the west one-half of Lot 14 of Block 2 of the Commercial Club sub-division, the board received two bids: DNL Metal of Fort Dodge for $5,500, and Chris Dencklau for $5,650.

Lizer recommended the lowest bid.

“We have used both of these companies before, and both of them have done excellent jobs for us,” Lizer said.

Keith Dencklau abstained from voting, as Chris Dencklau is a relative. The recommendation was approved unanimously.

With the bid approved, the company will have 60 days to demolish the property. According to Lizer, the contract can be amended due to weather.

Dennis Jones, a Fort Dodge resident living near the property, applauded the board for its action.

“It’s an eyesore and a mess,” Jones said. “I just wanted to tell you thanks.”

The Board of Supervisors approved transferring $135,083 from General Basic Fund 0001 and $1,284,307 from Rural Services Fund 0011 to Secondary Road Fund 0020, for the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.

The supervisors approved the transfers without any comments.

The board also approved signing of a Quit Claim Deed to McCabe Agri-Industries Inc. for a vacated railroad right of way in the northeast quarter of the southeast section, subject to existing road right of way.

The discrepancy was brought to the attention of Supervisor Merrill Leffler.

“There’s a tiny sliver of property that was researched and there’s no documentation that it even exists,” Leffler said. “Ninety-plus percent of the property is a road. There should be no taxes on it or anything, because it just doesn’t exist right now.”

The deed was approved by the board unanimously.