With less than one month until the anniversary of the fire in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa State Savings Bank has most of their mission accomplished. This morning, DeVore Homes, working with Barnhart Crane & Rigging, placed the new bank into place.
The set-up took almost two hours and once the crane was hooked up to the 48,000-pound bank, it was in place in merely eight minutes. Only thing left is hooking up utilities, flooring and adding on the outside conveniences.
The goal is to have the new bank up and running by July 15th. In fact, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Stuart L. Job has made the call to have the temporary bank removed July 15th. Job tells Marion County Tribune that he found out recently that it may be sooner because of early demolition next door.
He explained that the new bank has a drive-up lane and the lot to the south of the new bank is part of that lane. Demolition of this lot and cleanup is set to also start today. Once that is done, the bank can finish the concrete lane that will allow accessibility to an ATM and the drive-up window. The new bank will also have a night depository drop box to make it more convenient for their customers.
Be sure to keep checking marioncountytribune.com for further updates.