Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Land Swap To Pave Way For New Algonquin Municipal Lot
Village president John Schmitt said the swaps have taken 10 months' work to make everything come out right. From residents' standpoints, the important part will be construction of a new 110-stall municipal parking lot to the west of St. John's Church and School at the end of Railroad Street. Village Manager Bill Ganek said the new lot will serve the Downtown where plans are being made now for improvements once Route 31 no longer runs through its middle.
In a related move, the Board passed an ordinance banning drinking wells in the area east of the former Toastmaster site to the river. There aren't any there now and no one's planning one. Ganek said the ordinance was just to keep the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency happy about remediation of contamination at the Toastmaster site.
In the pic: Closings on all the land transactions the Algonquin Board approved Tuesday are set for Friday.