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Elk Point Council updates on clean up after fire

Planning for the clean up after a fire took most of an housing complex in Elk Point at the end of April is on track, says town council. Council discussed the ongoing efforts to have the scene cleared of debris and other material at its last regular meeting. Elk Point Mayor Lorne Young says the discussions included talk of all the help the victims of the fire had received.

“Several local groups had stepped up. Our local CO-OP stepped up, FCSS was involved. Really nice to see people stepping up and helping out.

Council says clean up of the site and demolition of what’s left of the structure will take place after all insurance claims are ironed out. Mayor Young knows that whats left on site isn’t appealing to neighboring residents.

“The next step along the way that we’re concerned about as a town is making sure that the demolition and clean up happens as quickly as possible.”

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Mayor Young is happy with the way talks have been going with insurance officials. He can’t give a firm timeline but hopes to see the land cleaned up “in the not-so-distant future.”

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