Buddz’s Demolition Delayed By Asbestos Removal SNAFU

Sheldon, Iowa — The burned out shell of the building that housed Buddz’s Sports Bar & Grill and the Rec Bowl in Buddz'sSheldon is still set for demolition, but not quite as soon as was originally expected.

Last month we told you that the building was scheduled to be demolished and removed by the Independence Day holiday weekend.  As of Wednesday, July 9th, it’s still standing.

Sheldon Public Works Director Todd Uhl told KIWA that, while crews have been working to remove numerous items from the structure’s interior, the actual demolition has been put on hold due to asbestos removal issues.  Uhl says that a permit from the State of Iowa is required for asbestos removal.  The company who will be performing the removal from the Buddz’s building obtained a permit for the job last year when the building demolition was first contemplated, says Uhl, but that one-year permit had expired by the time the City received permission from the courts to remove the structure, forcing them to reapply for a new permit.

Uhl says the contractor for the project has indicated to him that they hope to be in the building removing asbestos yet this week, and that the actual demolition of the building will commence once that is completed.

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