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Demolition bids in for Blue Building
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Demolition bids are in. On Tuesday night, McMinnville officials will be reviewing and discussing the cost associated with removing the Blue Building’s gymnasium and auditorium.A Building and Grounds Committee meeting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. On the committee are Alderman Ben Newman, chairman, Ken Smith, and Jimmy Bonner.Two bids were received. Tri-State Development submitted a base bid of $228,800, while Waymon Hale Construction submitted a base bid of $268,000.Officials voiced a desire to salvage elements of the building for resale in an effort to recoup some of the cost of demolition.