$250K to be used to tear down old Fresno County coroner's office

The Fresno BeeMay 6, 2014 

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved using $250,000 for demolition of the former site of the Fresno County Coroner's Office.

The building at Nielsen and Teilman avenues, which is the makeshift county animal shelter, will be replaced with a new shelter.

The funding allows the county to seek bids, but it's not clear whether $250,000 will pay for the entire demolition.

In a presentation to supervisors in February, county officials estimated the cost would be about $266,000 to demolish the building. The estimate did not include hazardous materials sampling, plans for removing hazardous materials, permits and air monitoring.

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