Has your small town decided that it's time to have a center where the community can meet for celebrations and other events? If so, you must be very excited to be a part of your town's history. Do you already have a plan in motion for the new building? If so, perhaps you are already buying the furniture that will go into the community center. On the other hand, maybe you are still in the planning stages of your plans for the center. If that's the case, from arranging for demolition services to clearing the land, here are some ideas that might help you.
The first order of the day will be to get rid of any old construction that is already on the land you will be using for your community center. For example, if that area of town used to be a residential area, there might be an old house on the property. Obviously, getting rid of that house or any other building will probably not be a job you and your team can do yourselves. A demolition service will have workers who are trained and who have the experience to do the job safely and thoroughly. And, just as important, they will have the equipment needed.
In fact, part of that equipment might even be in the form of explosives. Think of telling surrounding the people in surrounding buildings about the day the demolition will be done. They can then be ready for the loud sounds and even vibrations that the demolition will cause. While safety is a number-one concern, think of letting people know that they can watch the demolition from a distance. Even from far away, it will be a sight to behold.
Even if the demolition workers clear away the major part of the old construction, you'll probably still need to do a lot of land clearing. For example, there might be things like pieces of concrete, wood chunks, and bricks that have blown far from where the old building once stood.
One way your group can save money is to do the land clearing yourselves. Think of obtaining things like tractors, shovels, rakes, stump grinders, and other tools and equipment that will be needed to thoroughly clear the land. And, be sure to rent dumpsters so that you'll have a place to stash the things you collect when you do the land clearing.