User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Trenton plans to demolish "dangerous" fairground grandstand
Posted by Tom on 2012/6/16 6:00:00 (538 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
2015/9/1 17:50:00 - THS Stays Unbeaten With Road Win At Lawson
2015/9/1 17:29:54 - Savannah Student Expelled After Bringing Loaded Handgun To School
2015/9/1 17:26:19 - Chillicothe Lady Hornet Tennis Doubles Up Trenton
2015/9/1 17:13:10 - Royals Add Veteran Bat For Playoff Push
2015/9/1 17:10:27 - Mizzou's Browning, Leftwich Ruled Out For SEMO
2015/9/1 17:04:55 - Ketcham CC In Trenton Announces Labor Day Weekend, Winter Hours
2015/9/1 16:38:23 - Eight Squads, Two Pools, Make Up Saturday's PC Softball Tournament
2015/9/1 16:23:56 - Missouri Tigers Agree To 3-Game Series With Middle Tennessee
2015/9/1 15:40:00 - Royals Clubhouse Hit By Chicken Pox
2015/9/1 11:40:00 - Gilman City Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 9/1/15
2015/9/1 10:20:00 - NCMC Women To Open '15-'16 Season In Hutchinson, Kansas
2015/9/1 8:00:00 - Tri-County Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 9/1/15
2015/9/1 7:40:00 - Free Outdoor Fun Day Set For September 12 At Chillicothe
2015/9/1 7:40:00 - Firefighters Respond To SUV Fire
2015/9/1 5:37:35 - Carrollton Man Life Flighted To Hospital After ATV Accident
2015/9/1 5:34:54 - Gallatin Man Transported To Wright Memorial Hospital After Accident Near Gallatin
2015/9/1 5:24:51 - Grand Marshals Announced For Calamity Jane Day Parade At Princeton
2015/9/1 4:58:30 - Grundy County Sheriff Reports Two Arrests
2015/9/1 4:43:38 - Special Olympics Missouri Receives $1.5 Million Gift For Training For Life Campus
2015/9/1 4:23:56 - Old Time Harvest Days At Chillicothe Set For September 25 And 26
2015/9/1 4:18:23 - Busy Day For Latest Session Of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court
2015/9/1 4:13:25 - Missouri Governor's Son Arrested For DWI After Striking Parked Car
2015/9/1 4:01:07 - 2 Oklahoma Fugitives Arrested In Missouri
2015/9/1 4:00:00 - More Missouri Bridges Predicted To Close
2015/9/1 3:52:53 - Police: Mother Said Twins Weren't Loved, So She Drowned Them
2015/9/1 3:49:10 - St. Joseph Man, Mother Charged With Infant's Death Inside Drug House
2015/8/31 19:10:00 - Softball Schedule Release Gives Trenton Fans "Taste" Of Life In The GRC
2015/8/31 19:01:03 - Milan Routs Brashear For First Softball Win Of 2015
2015/8/31 13:33:06 - Mercer Cardinal Coaches Shows For Monday, 8/31/15
2015/8/31 10:27:40 - Lady Bulldogs Cruise Past Carrollton, Enter New Week Unbeaten



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM