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Council continues to pursue solution for Dunbar site

Berne City Attorney Dave Baumgartner told council members at Monday’s bi-monthly meeting that contamination at the site of the former Dunbar Furniture Factory might not be quite as bad as originally suspected. Berne Mayor Bill McKean concurred, according to information he had received. However, there is plenty of asbestos and other problems to deal with in order to eventually demolish the ruins. “We have not received an official report from the second phase,” said McKean. “Asbestos is a problem there like we figured it was. We’ve have to hire a professional outfit to clean up the asbestos.” Baumgartner said that the possibility of acquiring the site in order to consider plans for clean-up will come in steps. He noted that there had been a tax sale a year ago and no one was interested in purchasing. Now, on April 24, there will be a certificate sale. “The top bidder can get a certificate,” said Baumgartner. “It would then take 120 days to get a title to... Read More >