Despite various attempts at advertising for someone to take down an old house donated to the city of Colbert, the town’s council has received zero interest from anyone willing to take on the task.
“We’ve receive no calls, emails, questions or anything regarding the house,” said Mayor Chris Peck. “I can’t find anyone who wants to help us tear it down.”
City attorney Dale Perry questioned whether the issue could be tabled for a later date.
“Can we not table this issue until October when we can burn the house, or does it need to be taken care of before then?” he asked.
Mayor Peck informed the council of the need for its removal.
“The original rush to do it was so we could clear the land and drill for possible well sites,” he said. “But we’ll have to re-apply for that permit now anyway.”
Tom Jackson revealed what he believed would be a benefit of doing the job.
“The roof on the building is made of large squares of stamped metal, and I estimate the value of the tin alone to be somewhere around $2,500,” he said. “I figured that would be enough to spark someone’s interest in it.”
Peck added final comments on the matter.
“They can have the tin, the wood or whatever else they may want from the house, just as long as they take it down and clear it out,” he said. “It’s taken a little more time than expected, but I think if we keep asking around we’ll eventually find someone that’s willing to do it.”