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Washington to Bid on Collapsed Building

Posted: Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at 5:55 am

The City of Washington plans to put a bid in on a building on south Marion Street that collapsed in 2006. Councilors voted last night to offer just over $12,000 for the structure. Mayor Sandra Johnson feels it’s in the city’s best interest to manage the property. The city advanced property owner Alfonso Raymundo $90,000 to have the building demolished. Raymundo was awarded more than $227,000 in May from a civil suit brought against two companies working on the building prior to the collapse.