Former county building demolished as Kum & Go progresses |

Former county building demolished as Kum & Go progresses

Patrick Kelly

Demolition crews remove a former Moffat County Road and Bridge Department maintenance facility in preparation for a renovation project at the east Kum & Go.

The east Kum & Go is beginning the renovation process as construction crews move in to demolish a Moffat County Road and Bridge Department maintenance facility.

After removal of the structure, which is the responsibility of Kum & Go, the county will preform a soil remediation to remove petroleum contaminates in the ground below.

When Kum & Go purchased the property from the county for $563,860, it agreed to split the cost of soil remediation — a burden usually placed entirely on the seller, Moffat County Development Services Director Roy Tipton said.

The selling price for the county property was based upon the soil clean-up project, Tipton said.

"We had to get enough money to build a new shop, and you can't sell that property without getting that mess cleaned up," he said.

At the Dec. 1 Moffat County Board of Commissioner's meeting, the commissioners approved a $25,400 contract for engineering services on the remediation project with CGRS.

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Tipton said the entire project is budgeted at around $350,000, which will be split with Kum & Go. County workers will provide the muscle while CGRS acts mainly as a verifier to confirm the projects completion with the Division of Oil and Public Safety.

After a year of monitoring for contaminants, the county will have no ties to the property.

Tipton said he expects the remediation to begin shortly after the first of the year, keeping the Kum & Go people on schedule to have the new store completed before next winter.