User Login    
 + Register
News : Trenton plans to demolish "dangerous" fairground grandstand
Posted by Tom on 2012/6/16 6:00:00 (462 reads) News by the same author

An engineering, design, and planning firm is recommending the fairgrounds grandstand in Trenton be closed to the public because of a number of safety concerns. The report from Olsson Associates of Kansas City says the structure should be closed until the conditions are corrected and the structure meets required standards.

The report says the cost of the repairs and reconfiguration to bring the grandstand into compliance would be prohibitively expensive, and the replacement of the structure is the only realistic and viable option.

An office leader and business development manager for Ollson Associates, Darren Hinnen, gave a report at this week's Trenton Park Board meeting. In addition to the Park Board, representatives of the city of Trenton, the North Central Missouri Fair Board, and the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce were in attendance. Among the Fair Board members in attendance was presiding Grundy County Commissioner Rick Hull.

Hinnen cited numerous problems and said there are critical safety issues, describing the structure as having "fatality potential". Inspection of the grandstand was done on April 2nd with the report issued earlier this month.

It is believed that the steel dates to the 1890's. The grandstand was constructed in the 1930's using Salvage Bridge steel.

The Park Board has recommended demolition of the grandstand, with any revenue from scrap metal going towards assisting with other seating, indicating that further decision-making on this topic needs to be done quickly, with the annual North Central Missouri Fair coming at the end of July.

Since the meeting, the city of Trenton has announced that it is seeking bids to DEMOLISH the grandstand. The bids are due the morning of Monday, June 25th at 10:30 at Trenton City Hall, where they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids will be considered at that evening's city council meeting.

The requirements for the demolition require the work to be completed by Monday, July 16th. Contractors must submit proof of insurance, or certificate of intent, to include a minimum of $300,000 of liability insurance and workman's compensation, if applicable, and list the city of Trenton as an additional insured. A minimum of three references is required, as is an itemized listing of equipment to perform demolition activities.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/10/23 10:42:45 - Disaster Declaration Requested For North Missouri Counties
2014/10/23 10:38:01 - THS Marching Band And Color Guard To Hold Recognition Program
2014/10/23 10:35:23 - Snow Removal Bids Sought
2014/10/23 6:38:04 - Trenton Chamber Ambassadors To Hold Annual Halloween Trick Or Treat Night
2014/10/23 6:30:41 - Chillicothe Firefighters Respond To Vehicle Fire
2014/10/23 6:26:35 - Meadville Teen Hurt In Accident East Of Laredo
2014/10/23 6:23:59 - Spickard Man Injured In Accident East Of Gallatin
2014/10/23 4:46:44 - Giant Gold Nugget To Be Sold In San Francisco
2014/10/23 4:30:00 - The Worst Things To Buy At Walmart
2014/10/23 4:17:35 - Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Missouri Bank Robbery
2014/10/23 4:09:49 - UK Man Faked Coma For 2 Years To Avoid Court
2014/10/23 4:04:17 - Wife Of Wade Davis Forks Over World Series Tickets As Tip To Server
2014/10/23 4:00:50 - FBI Confiscates Hot-Selling Royals Panties
2014/10/22 6:42:06 - Missouri Livestock Symposium To Be Held In Kirksville December 5th
2014/10/22 4:52:49 - Dead Babies In Winnipeg Storage Unit 'Tragic Beyond Belief'
2014/10/22 4:43:12 - Two Sunken Vessels From World War II Were Just Found Off The North Carolina Coast
2014/10/22 4:34:36 - Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies Thursday
2014/10/22 4:26:06 - Homeless Man Victim Of Knock-Out Game Attack
2014/10/22 4:23:10 - Missouri Officer Charged In $37,000 Theft
2014/10/22 4:19:06 - Man Arrested For Rape At Hospital Where Victim Being Treated
2014/10/22 4:10:43 - Trenton Resident Arrested On Probation Violation Charge
2014/10/22 4:00:45 - Area Students To Receive American FFA Degree
2014/10/22 3:54:25 - Missouri Community Betterment Awards Presented At Banquet
2014/10/21 10:53:20 - Missouri Chomps Listless Florida, 42-13
2014/10/21 10:51:08 - Local Dream Factory Organization Raises 7 Thousand Dollars
2014/10/21 10:50:28 - KC Chiefs Grab Huge AFC West Win In San Diego
2014/10/21 10:50:00 - For First Time Since '85, World Series Returns To Kansas City
2014/10/21 10:46:38 - Firefighters Respond To RV Fire In Trenton
2014/10/21 10:43:58 - Two Jamesport Teens Injured In Saturday Wreck
2014/10/21 10:40:52 - Personal Body Cameras For Trenton Police Department Topic Of Open Line



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM