Moving forward with demolition
By Patrick Yost
The Bostwick City Council Monday approved a request by Bostwick Mayor John Bostwick to move forward with the demolition of the old Bostwick Community Center.
Bostwick told the council that he had confirmed a $69,500 cost from U.S. Waste for the demolition of the building and abatement of asbestos in the structure. Bostwick said the city was currently working to secure a bank loan to pay for the work and that the loan would be repaid through Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars.
Bostwick told the council once the funding was secured the project could begin as early as next week. The entire community center will be "tented" to contain asbestos fibers used in the structures roof panels and insulation. Once demolished, Bostwick said, the area will be covered with gravel.
In other Bostwick Council news, the council:
• Agreed to fund the mapping of cemetery plots at the city's Westbrook Cemetery.
Bostwick said the city has sufficient funds to pay for the work through its cemetery fund.
Printed in the November 8, 2012 edition