Meadowvale, Les Redden, Sheryl Chmielewski

The Sandwich City Council rebated $20,344.80 to Meadowvale (top photo) for sewer payments.  The company has been trucking its wastewater out of the plant on E. 6th St.  Alderman Les Redden (lower left) told alderwoman Sheryl Chmielewski (lower right) that he has other priorities than buying a street sign machine.  ( photos by Jim Wyman)

At its regular meeting on Monday night, the Sandwich City Council voted unanimously to reimburse $20,344.80 to Meadowvale, an ice cream mix company located on E. 6th St.

Meadowvale has its own sewage pre-treatment facility that has been inoperable, and the company has been trucking its wastewater out of the factory.

City Engineer/Public Works Director Tom Horak said he didn't know how long the Meadowvale pre-treatment plant will be off line.

In other business, the council continued discussion on the possible $4,500 purchase of a sign-making machine from the Village of Bensenville.

Alderwoman Cheryl Chemielewski has been behind the project.

However, alderman Les Redden pointed out more pressing problems for the city.

In other business, Public Works Director Horak spoke about the replacement of the guard rail at the intersection of County Line Rd. and the Sheridan blacktop, which brought a question from alderman Shane Surratt.

Here's Horak:

That guard rail repair will impact traffic going to and from Lake Holiday.  Horak said that Sandwich, Somonauk and LaSalle County share in the maintenance of the intersection, but that Sandwich is responsible for the guard rail.

The City of Sandwich is hoping to obtain restitution from the drivers ticketed in the two accidents at the intersection that destroyed the guard rail.

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