No concrete timeline for Sew It Yourself building demolition

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

The bid came in well under the budget of $230,000.

The building is City-owned and has become a "potential liability issue" due to its age, neglect by previous owners and people squatting on the property. In 2011, a building report found mold and other hazardous environmental conditions. There is a "fairly significant" risk of an accidental fire being caused by trespassers. As a result, it was decided the best solution to the problem would be to demolish the building.

NAPP Enterprises has worked in Fort St. John before, and is licenced to remove and transport asbestos. The company is currently tied up in another project, but Director of Facilities Jim Rogers says as soon as they are finished they will be brought up. The hope is to have it done "before the snow falls".

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Once the building has been removed, it will be placed into the City's property inventory for later disposal.

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