Contractor backs out of demolition after bid approval

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Nevada firefighters and other personnel survey the situation the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Photo by Gabe Franklin | Daily Mail

Following a special session Nevada City Council meeting on Monday evening where the council approved the demolition bid from Dehn Demolition out of Joplin, Mo., to take down the collapsed building at 100 N. Cedar St., the contractor backed out of the deal Tuesday afternoon.

According to Nevada City Manager Mark Mitchell, the city has started searching for new bids, with two companies arriving today to make their bids. The "Thursday demo will be delayed," noted Mitchell.

The Nevada City Council will hold a special session meeting Thursday at noon.

The building collapsed on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The City of Nevada called Rawlings of Lamar, Mo., to secure and stabilize the building on the same day. The demolition will also be paid for by the city.

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