City taking bids for demolition of old Statuary property

Many commenters on this blog have expressed their displeasure about the eyesore that is the old Statuary property at Fifth and Main. The city acquired the property a couple of years ago, but its demolition was delayed as the city planned and executed some work on an adjacent alley and the utilities underneath it.

Today’s Legals section of The Daily Republic included an announcement from the city of Mitchell that it is accepting demolition bids. Here’s the text of the announcement:


Notice is given hereby that City of Mitchell will accept bids for Demolition of existing concrete structure and engineered backfill located at the NE corner of 5th and Main Street in Mitchell, SD according to Drawings and Specifications prepared by L.L. Jirsa Architect and described in general as:

TIME AND PLACE OF BID OPENING: Sealed bids will be received until 1:30PM local time on the 10th of November 2009. After the official Bid Closing time, the Bids will be moved to the Council Chambers in City Hall, publicly opened and read aloud.

Bona fide general contract bidders may secure copies of the proposed Contract Documents from the office of the Architect on the following basis:

1. Copies of the Project Manual and prints of a full set of Drawings can be obtained from the City Engineering Office located at 612 N. Main St. Mitchell, SD. No deposit is required.

BID SECURITY: Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid price or in lieu of a bid bond, a cashier’s check in the amount of 5% of the bid shall be required.

CONTRACT SECURITY: The low bidder to whom a Contract is awarded shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond in an amount equal to the Contract Price.

BID REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE: Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, waive informalities in bidding or to accept the Bid or Bids, which best serve the interests of the Owner.

BID WITHDRAWAL: No Bid shall be withdrawn for a period of 30 days after the opening of the Bids without consent of the Owner.

Marilyn Wilson
Finance Officer

Published twice at the approximate cost of $143.82.

7 thoughts on “City taking bids for demolition of old Statuary property

  1. I recall when the old Rozum building fell in- what was done with the empty was that on Corn Palace Week- the national guard held bingo- just imagine if that had fallen during that?- Main street needs some major cosmetic overhauls from the public to private owner- let’s clean up main street?

  2. Main Street has a lot of potential. Fix up some of these sites. Get the on the property tax rolls. We have a stadium to pay for.

  3. I could be remembering this wrong, but wasn’t that the site of the original Corn Palace?

  4. This is the site of the second Corn Palace built in 1905. The first Corn Palace was built in 1892 one block further south.

  5. it has been revealed that Mr. Clagett had the old cenex- co-op bldg for sale next to the cops for $45, but like the usual- no- the city choose not to buy an exsisting bldg- right across the street for their needs- now we get this pole shed crapola from them. What is a garage called by any other name- a garage-

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