Columbus Council to Vote on Wall Repair at Defunct Senior Center Building

COLUMBUS, Neb. – The Columbus City Council will vote next week on repairing a piece of the old senior center that has caused an alley to close in downtown Columbus.

The council will vote to accept a bid of $11,800 to remove and replace bricks at the east wall of the former senior center building, which is attached to the current fire station. The contractor, Tucker Masonry of Columbus, would also seal a crack in the wall.

Once the wall is fixed, a roofing company would be brought on for roof repairs to completely seal the building. That part of the repair is not included in the estimate.

The damage to the wall has caused for the closing of the alley between the old building and the library, due to safety concerns. Small pieces of brick can be seen on the ground in the alley.

The alley would be re-opened only if the council approves the repair job.

The council will vote at their next meeting on Monday night.

The council will vote on whether to repair the east wall of the old senior center.

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