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Demo planned for city-owned downtown building


The city will move forward with plans to demolish the old Elwell building in downtown Sidney, with extra precautions for asbestos removal.

The city council approved a bid Tuesday night of approximately $17,000 from Darin Vannatter to tear down the building located at 9th Avenue and Hickory Street.

“The reason we need to tear this down is, it is a dangerous building and it’s listing in several places and it’s got several fractures in the walls,” said Sidney’s Chief Building Official Brad Rowan.

In May, the city entered into an agreement to purchase the two dilapidated commercial p...

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