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Algonquin will soon be all gone

School district would sell land after former school is razed

Oct. 11, 2007

Brown Deer School District officials are moving forward on plans to vacate and demolish the former Algonquin Elementary School in preparation for the sale of the property.

The School Board in May agreed to close the 49-year-old facility at 7841 N. 47th St. due to skyrocketing repair costs. Tending to the school's roof, alarm system and boiler pump would have cost more than $500,000, according to estimates.

Residents last month gave the board the green light to proceed with selling the land. A timeline for work on the property was unveiled at a Budget and Facilities Committee meeting Oct. 8.

District officials are going through the building and removing equipment that can be used elsewhere. The remaining items will be offered to a salvage dealer.

The goal, Business Manager Edward Towle said, is to have the building empty by Oct. 25. Environmental cleanup will follow, expected to take between two and four weeks and slated for completion by the end of November.

Utility disconnection and building demolition, a monthlong endeavor, has been slated for December.

The final step will entail site restoration, meaning the hole left by demolition will be filled in. That is to be completed by the end of January 2008.

There had been discussion of when it would be appropriate to have the building razed. But the overwhelming consensus among board members was to proceed now.

"The building can't be left undemolished," board member Dennis Lowder said. "It would be a target for vandalism."

District officials said they are willing to work with the village as discussion of the sale of the property progresses.

Dave Fidlin can be reached at dfidlin@cninow.com or (262) 446-6603.

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