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Building Removal


Date posted - June 12, 2014


I see by our local paper that the City plans to remove the old bowling alley with the services of Cleveringa Excavating of Alton. I’m curious if our local excavators, Pederson and Holtrop are two that I can think of, were contacted about this project? Maybe they were busy.

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23 Responses to “Building Removal”

  1. Murray says:

    Keep in mind, there are two highways running through Sheldon. The neighboring communities use those highways to access Sheldon to do business. Those highways also lead out of town so Sheldon can access them to do business. Sheldon is not an island. You need us too. Signed, An Out Of Towner

  2. Confucius says:

    Continue take your business out of town, soon out of town business be only option…

  3. KK says:

    This is the 2nd reference in My Two Cents about shopping local for construction (or in this case destruction) needs. That’s fine for some small project you may have at your house.
    The jobs are bid on. I’m sure the two companies you mentioned had a chance to bid on the job.

    • RR says:

      It all comes down to the mighty dollar. That’s why people shop out of town for a lot of things because it’s cheaper. The city may be saving some money but we all like to.

      • KK says:

        I have no investment in this particular endeavor, but do not really equate the hiring of construction companies from other nearby small towns to going shopping somewhere else.

  4. Excuse Me says:

    KK… I know at least one of them did not get a chance to bid.

    • KK says:

      That’s a horse of a different color then. If they wanted the job and didn’t get the chance at it, I can see being frustrated.

  5. Sheldonator says:

    The company doing it is just hands down a better company. those other town companies have young unexperienced kids working for them.

    • Overlooker says:

      I have had both “local” companies do work for me and I was very happy with them. Have you had any of your own experience with either of these companies? I would recommend either one.

  6. CURIOUS says:

    How accurate are your facts?

  7. What?!? says:

    sheldonator – who makes the judgement on these companies? Never heard of cleveringa.Pederson’s been around this town as long as I can remember and I believe I’ve even seen his trucks assist the City with snow removal. Was he asked to bid? “Excuse Me “indicates someone wasn’t contacted for bidding. Pretty sure as busy as I’ve heard that Holtrop is, he can’t be too shabby with his work.

  8. Meets says:

    Keep it Local! Ride around our town and that’s all you see….out of town crews. Gotta wonder why other communities seem to prosper. Keep it local keep in town.

  9. Patrol Pete says:

    Just went down country club road at noon hour. Saw a Sawyer const. sign. Turned on 9th
    St. Poppema & Sikma pickup in the driveway with wood on the driveway. Oh, just met a
    Bill’s Electric van. Wish I had more gad berm time to catch some of those out of towners.
    Stay tuned.

  10. taxpayingresident says:

    As a tax paying resident, I want to know why the city has to pay for demolition? The property owners are known and they have been paying insurance for years. I feel the insurance company should re-imburse the city for this.

  11. knowthefacts says:

    If you have done any research into this at all, you will see that the city will recoup their money when the property is sold.
    I think we should all be glad that the property is being demolished. It is an eye-sore in the community now and it needs to come down.

  12. taxpayingresident says:

    The city council gave to okay

  13. notacityDweller says:

    No Actually, The Truth of the Matter on Anything Done in America, It is Given Too The Lowest Bidder.

  14. Al says:

    No way the taxpayer should foot the bill for any private demolition . Where did they get approval .

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