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The front of the office building at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive. (Image from Yorkville agenda documents).

The Yorkville City Council is set to discuss an agreement with the Kendall County Health Department on Tuesday to use the recently purchased building at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive as a COVID-19 vaccine clinic site.

The agreement allows the health department to use the building at no cost. The building would be used for appointment only vaccinations and is not planned to be used as a mass vaccination site.

The health department would use the first floor and parking lot. Vaccinations and other supplies would be brought in daily. The building could be used as a vaccine clinic through June.

The City of Yorkville recently closed on the building at 651 Prairie Drive last month for $1.9-million. The city council plans to relocate city hall there this year.

The city council will also consider signing onto a contract to hire a firm to lobby the federal government for funding for two big area projects. Yorkville will split the $150,000 annual cost to hire Elevate Government Affairs to lobby on behalf of Yorkville, Oswego, Montgomery, and Kendall County.

The firm would focus on getting federal funding for a possible Metra train station somewhere in Kendall County and look for funding for a new regional water source.

The aquifer used by several area towns is expected to no longer be sufficient to handle expected growth in the coming decades. Some options being considered by area cities include a water treatment plant on the Fox River or attaching to an existing provider of water from Lake Michigan.