Building demolition postponed Rutland Herald | March 18, 2017 By SUSAN SMALLHEER STAFF WRITER SPRINGFIELD — Demolition of a burnedout building at 188 Wall Street has been postponed because of this week’s snowstorm. Town Manager Tom Yennerell said Friday that the building, owned by Donald Bishop, would be torn down and the debris shipped to an upstate New York landfill. “ The storm put the kibosh on that,” the manager said. Yennerell said the Bishop house, which burned Nov. 14, 2012, had been tested for possible contaminants by Clay Point Environment a l . The asbestos had been removed from the partially gutted building, but he said testing showed a “high density of lead” and, as a result, the original and cheaper landfill that was slated to take the debris wouldn’t. As a result, a new landfill for the lead-concentrated debris had to be found, Yennerell said. Crown Point Excavating was slated to take the building down Tuesday, but the snowstorm intervened and Yennerell said Crown Point has other snow removal contracts, delaying the Wall Street demolition. He said the cost for demolition and trucking the debris was $7,900 and the town would place a lien on Bishop’s property to recoup its expenses. Bishop had fought the town-ordered demolition, which came after a public meeting, an appeal and numerous examinations by engineers. Bishop said the building’s frame was not as damaged by the fire as the town claimed and insisted he could repair it. Appeals ended in the town’s favor. Another of Bishop’s properties, at 23 Valley St., is also under a demolition order. That order has been appealed to Windsor Superior Court, Yennerell said.