- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The city of Evansville is delaying emergency demolition of two fire-damaged buildings downtown because of a lack of funds.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (https://bit.ly/29vz4G2 ) that an engineer’s report last month determined both buildings need to be demolished. But the $300,000 cost is more than the Evansville-Vanderburgh Building Commission has left in its demolition budget.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s office says it wants to pay for the demolitions using money from the city’s riverboat gaming fund. Evansville-Vanderburgh Building Commission Director Ron Beane plans to ask the council for an appropriation from City Council at its next meeting.

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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, https://www.courierpress.com

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