Fisher may not need to demolish building
FISHER — The Fisher Village Board may not need to spend money to demolish the old downtown community building and police department complex, after all.
Maria Kasche told the board she is interested in purchasing a portion of the complex to open a curriculum-based pre-school for 3-to-5-year-olds. She would aim for the opening a year from now.
State law stipulates the village must advertise and solicit bids for the property. The board agreed to do that and bids will be due next month. But the board will sell the whole parcel only and in as-is condition, which means it has no working furnace.
Earlier this year, the board secured a low bid of $44,000, including asbestos abatement, to demolish the property. But the plan was to wait till next year because this year money is being spent on demolishing this old bus garage adjacent to the current three-year-old community building.