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Blick's Construction bid recommended for demolition of new County Jail site

Blick's Construction bid recommended for demolition of new County Jail site

5 months, 2 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

$677,112 bid needs approval by full County Board Tuesday night

A bid by a Quincy company to demolish six buildings for the new Adams County Jail has been recommended to the full County Board.

The $677,112 bid by Blick's Construction to tear down the former County Health Department building, and five buildings along 6th and Vermont Streets was recommended Monday night by the County's Jail Sub-Committee. The full Board will vote on the measure Tuesday night, and work could start within a month. It's estimated the demolition should be done by the end of May. The Sub-Committee also approved a bid of $9,870 from Farmland Archaeological Services of Geneseo to start looking into how many graves there are on the site of the new Jail. The Adams County Highway Department will remove topsoil, and the company will then make a map of the possible graves remaining from the 19th Century cemetery. They'll also extract one of the graves to examine it. That work should be done by March. 

The State of Illinois will then determine if any other graves need to be moved.

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