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The Riverton city council voted to award a bid of $22,225 to Jerry Bornhoft Construction Inc. for the demolition of the property at 422 E. Main St.

Downtown building to be razed; contract set

May 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer

Demolition of an abandoned building in downtown Riverton that is now owned by the City of Riverton will proceed.

The council voted to award a bid of $22,225 to Jerry Bornhoft Construction Inc. for the demolition of the property at 422 E. Main St.

In February, council members directed city staff to have the vacant building torn down and the put up for sale.

Animal control truck

The Riverton City Council has approved a bid to Fremont Motors for the purchase of a new Dodge quad cab pickup for $25,159 to be used by the Riverton Police Department's animal control unit.

Urbigkit said the current vehicle has been used for years and is at the end of its lifespan.

"After talking with the RPD we decided we could buy a pickup truck and then attach a camper shell on top," Urbigkit said. "As luck would have it, pickup trucks are easy to find in this area, and we think this vehicle will be useful for the animal control officer as she can fit her equipment in the back to catch the dogs and cats."

Building safety

Warpness proclaimed May to be Building Safety Month.

The month is an opportunity to educate Riverton citizens and increase awareness of the role of public safety officials.

Community development director Sandy Luers said the building department had handouts and packets as well as fun learning tools for children to educate people about building safety.

Temporary signs approved

Residents can now place political and real estate signs in the right-of-way sections of their yards. This section is typically between the sidewalk and curb and previously was prohibited by city code.

The ordinance was passed on its third and final reading.