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Posted on: March 31, 2018

Stormwater Management Projects Update

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), Village of McCook, Village of La Grange, and Hanson Material Service Corporation have tentatively agreed on final efforts aimed at handling water to a new detention facility in McCook from our 50th Street Sewer in La Grange. 

Per a new agreement with specific milestones; aggressive due diligence will continue over the next 60 days by the MWRD, Village of La Grange, and Hanson Material Service in cooperation with the Village of McCook.  La Grange was able to utilize the January-March trial delay to pursue and achieve breakthrough alternatives with the MWRD, eliminate several infeasible project options, work closely with the Village of McCook and other elected representatives on the Village's position, and achieve focused alignment for additional pipe placement beyond La Grange. 

The Village of La Grange still contends that the least expensive and most effective plan is to create a new joint-facility basin within the Hanson Quarry immediately east of La Grange's outflow pipe, but is committed to an alternative resolution which affordably leads to the timely construction of our 50th Street Storm Sewer.  We believe specific commitments and progress are being achieved to further our project and provide necessary storm relief. 

A great deal of difficult work is yet to be done but the Village of La Grange would like to thank MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos and Executive Director David St. Pierre for their responsiveness, time, and energy in leading solutions for regional storm water management.  The Village would also like to thank McCook Mayor Jeffrey Tobolski and U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski for their direct involvement in bringing the parties together.  The results of our collective efforts are planned to be presented to the judge at a status hearing scheduled for June 4, 2018. 

We will continue to provide information to the public on progress and the status of the project.

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