For immediate release
Contractors needed for Belle demolition project
ST. JAMES—The city of Belle has been awarded a grant to remove seven dilapidated homes. Contractors interested in bidding on the demolition work should contact Gary O’Day or Chuck Cantrell with Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC). MRPC is assisting Belle with this project.
The city secured a Community Development Block Grant through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Only the seven homes already identified will be demolished.
Contractors wishing to bid on these projects must complete a two-page contractor application, available through MRPC by contacting O’Day or Cantrell at 573-265-2993, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com respectively or on the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org/career-and-business-opportunities/bid-opportunities. The application requests client, supplier and financial references and information on past work experience.
Some asbestos removal may be involved. All sites will need to be rough graded once the demolition is completed. A pre-bid walk-through will be held with contractors so they can view the homes and clarify work to be performed. Bids are lump sum by house, based on lowest reasonable bid as selected.
To learn more about the project, contact O’Day or Cantrell.
Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 25 offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.