JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Jefferson City Council could sign off on a contract Monday to demolish the terminal at Jefferson City Memorial Airport.
It's been nearly nine months since Missouri River floodwater breached the levees and began pouring into north Jefferson City, partially submerging the 54-year-old building.
"After the water receded, the building was evaluated and it was determined that the repair of the structure would exceed 50 % of its pre-flood value and therefore would be required to come into compliance with the flood plain regulations," according to the bill to approve the demolition contract offered by Councilman Ken Hussey. "These regulations would require the building to be raised above the base flood elevation. Such action was not practical or feasible resulting in the decision to demolish the building. This contract will fulfill that decision."
The Jefferson City Council is expected to vote on the bid by Stan Morris Construction for asbestos removal and demolition of the terminal building at its meeting Monday night.
The $24,000 proposal -- the lowest bid submitted -- would be funded out of the building's insurance settlement of $220,000, which is currently in the Airport Surplus Account.
More information about the airport can be found on the city's website.