Dump Area on Gletty Road

The City of Sandwich is in charge of cleaning up the Gletty Rd. dump that is made up of construction materials from the W. Center and N. Main streets road construction project.  On Monday, aldermen tabled a $155,000 bid to clean up the land.  (WSPYNews.com photo by James Wyman)

At Monday's regular meeting, the Sandwich City Council will consider a motion to award the $155,000 clean-up of the Gletty Rd. dump site to Wilkinson Excavating of Somonauk.

The city council has tabled the dump clean-up motion at two prior meetings.

At the Oct. 28 meeting, Mayor Rich Robinson explained the reason for the delay.

In an August 19, 2019 letter, Clean Soils Consulting outlined to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) a plan to restore the site in response to seven IEPA Administrative Citation Warning Notices that had been issued to the City of Sandwich on March 1, 2019.

Those seven apparent violations included allowing open dumping, conducting a waste-disposal operation without a permit, causing or allowing open dumping which results in litter and not submitting an application for a permit to develop and operate a landfill.

On March 1, 2019, the Ill. EPA threatened the city with fines up to $3,000 if the violations were not corrected.

In other business at Monday's meeting, Public Works Director Tom Horak will brief the council on the 2019 leaf vacuuming program.

Ward 1 leaves--except for Sandhurst subdivision--will be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 12; Ward 2 leaves--except for the Fairwinds subdivision--will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 13; leaves in Ward 3 will be vacuumed on Thursday Nov. 15.; Ward 4 leaves will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 15; and leaves in Sandhurst and Fairwinds will be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Horak said at last week's Committee of the Whole meeting that leaves should be left near the street but not in the gutters where there are curbs.

The leaf pick-up in Sandwich will continue through November.

Monday night's regular Sandwich City Council meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the City Hall Annex at 128 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.