|Published: 9:35 AM, 10/11/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The Tanner building, after nearly 18 months of
being closed following a tornado that hit it in April 2011, forcing its
multiple nonprofit tenants to scatter to other locations, may finally get the comprehensive
environmental clean-up it needs so it can reopen its offices.
The City of Newport's Board of Mayor and Aldermen,
meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the City Hall chambers, approved the lowest bid of
$61,067 by Holm Construction to remove asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, and
debris in the Tanner Cultural Center.
In response to a question from Carlene Robinson, director
of the Cocke County Office on Aging, City Administrator Scott Collins said his
goal is to have the funding available to start clean up before the end of
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