Comissioners may replace fairgrounds grandstand
An engineer has recommended the grandstand and one of the bleachers at the Hill County Fairgrounds be torn down and replaced.
The recommendation - with a price tag of about $500,000 - came following an assessment of the grandstand that found weakened and failed support beams, water damage and poor construction.
"Any further deterioration ... could cause a catastrophic failure of the entire grandstand structure," Jay Springer of Milk River Engineering said in his report. "The structure is inadequate as a whole."