Late-July 2008: A city demolition permit is issued. A certified hazmat contractor successfully removes a small amount of pipe insulation (asbestos) from the basement and bird droppings from the 3rd story. The building is now hazmat free. A demolition contractor begins to open up the 3rd story walls, ceiling, and attic for inspection.
Mid-July 2008: A new 1″ water tap and meter is installed by the City of Campbellsville ($700). New electric service (temporary) now lights the building for the first time in years. Video camera inspections of the clay sewer pipes find they are in good shape, however all old sewer pipes will be capped off and replaced with modern materials (PVC). Some windows are opened to allow light and ventilation.