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Linn County Demolitions Begin Monday


Long-awaited demolitions of flooded-damaged Linn County properties begin on Monday. Linn County made the announcement and the complete list is included in the the following release:

Demolition work will begin Monday for 18 sites in rural Linn County that were damaged by the 2008 flood. Central States Contracting, Inc. from Cedar Falls was awarded the contract for $272,180. Linn County will be reimbursed for the demolition costs by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (90 percent) and the State of Iowa (10 percent).

The demolitions are part of the 403 Imminent Threat Demolition Program. This program provides funding to remove structures that are in imminent threat of partial or complete collapse or that are deemed a threat to public health. Property owners retain ownership of the land at these sites and may rebuild structures as long as floodplain, zoning, and building requirements are met.

This is a voluntary program. The 18 property owners have agreed to have these structures removed. The demolitions are expected to be complete by Thanksgiving. Approximately 14 additional qualifying structures will be removed in a second phase of this program at a later time.

Following are the addresses for the 18 buildings that will be demolished:

801 Upper Palisades Lane - Cabin

834 Upper Palisades Lane - Cabin with Carport

830 Upper Palisades Lane - House, Privy and Shed

Upper Palisades Lane - Hotel and Privy (Lat. -91.508704, Long. 41.919124)

Upper Palisades Lane - Shop and Shed for Shop (Lat. -91.5084, Long. 41.919791)

997 Lnenicka Lane - Covered Deck and Privy Structures

1101 Lnenicka Lane - Cabin and Shed

1017 Lnenicka Lane - Cabin, Privy, Shed, Deck and 2nd Privy

1494 Wildwood Park Lane - Cabin

5900 Wilder Drive SE - House

5902 Wilder Drive SE - House

673 Beach Lane - Cabin and Shed

653 Whittier Street - Cabin

1598 Game Club Road - House

5271 Sutton Road - Red Cabin (Lat. -91.580259, Long. 42.24399)

2583 Eva Mae Page Lane - Cabin (Shed to remain)

Coggon Road GPN# 03-05-401-021-00000 - Quonset Hut Cabin

7912 Chain Lakes Road - Blue Cabin only

This information is also posted on the Linn County website at

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

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