Riley County commission delays First Christian Church demolition bidding


Demolition of the former First Christian Church property has been delayed due to possible historic status.

The county recently received a letter from the Kansas Historical Society of an inquiry into the historic status of the building. County Counselor Clancy Holeman says a hearing is set for August 7.

      Clancy Holeman
Holeman says if the site is designated historic, the commission would need permission to make any changes or damage to the structure.
Commissioners John Ford and Greg McKinley both continue to voice opposition , but Commissioner Kathryn Focke is in favor of keeping the building.
      Kathryn Focke

A draft motion on the commission’s decision will be presented to the commission before that Aug. 7 hearing.


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