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.  (WSPYNews.com photo by James Wyman)

With an August 31 Illinois EPA deadline looming, the Sandwich City Council will address the clean-up of the Gletty Rd. dump site at Monday's regular meeting.

Construction materials were dumped by Gensini Excavating in August of 2018 during the improvements on W. Center St. just west of N. Main.

The IEPA has given the city two past extensions on the deadlines, but the agency will not grant any new deadlines for the clean-up.  

The Sandwich City Council will go into Executive Session during Monday night's meeting to determine the setting of a price for sale of lease of property owned by the city.

Following the Executive Session, there is a motion on the agenda to authorize Mayor Rich Robinson to sign a real estate contract to sell the 5.59 acres on W. Hall St. for $130,000.  No buyer for the property is listed in the meeting agenda.

The next item on the council agenda is a motion to approve a $39,500 bid from Thom Gravel and Excavating of Aurora for the separation of material at the Gletty Rd. dump site.

The agenda item also states that the Thom excavating bid did not include all of the required bid forms and that the bid indicated additional contract provisions.  The motion states:  "Any approval will be a waiver of such requirements.  City Council may also move to waive the bide provisions to authorize the contract by a vote of two-thirds of all alderman than holding office."  

The City of Sandwich Budget set aside $180,000 for the clean-up of the Gletty Rd. dump site.