The demolition of Marquette School is not yet complete, and that has been a cause of concern for city of Kewaunee officials. The agreement between the city and the contractor called for the project to be completed in 120 days so the site could be cleaned up and landscaped by the end of 2018. Locating the building’s second basement and additional hazardous materials forced the timeline to be adjusted, but Dakota Intertek assured the city it would still meet its deadline. With 70 percent of the work completed, the site has been dormant recently as the two sides resolve its contract issues. Kewaunee Mayor Sandi Christman says there is some good news for the future of the project.
The Kewaunee City Council met earlier this week in closed session to discuss the details of the contract with Dakota Intertek. Demolition work of the former school located near Highway 42 began last summer after sitting vacant since 1999.