Marc Kuester at 06 14 2021 Sandwich City Council Meeting

Marc Kuester wants to build a house on an empty lot at 211 N. Green St. in Sandwich. ( photo by James Wyman)

At Monday's Sandwich City Council meeting, Marc Kuester spoke during the Audience Comments section of the meeting and told the aldermen that bringing his lot at 204 N. Green St. up to code will cost him just over $58,000.

Kuester wants to put up a house on an empty lot at the corner of Green and 3rd streets, but an engineering study of the lot indicates work needs to be done in order to get a City of Sandwich building permit.

Kuester said his mortgage company won't give him any more money for the lot improvements.

He told the aldermen he and his wife Sarah have been angry and frustrated by the city codes.

Alderman Rich Robinson said that the city is enforcing the codes that are on the books.

New home construction in Plano and Yorkville is booming, and Mayor Todd Latham said this existing lot in Sandwich is different from a lot in a new subdivision.

Mayor Latham met with Kuester following Monday's meeting.

In other business, the Sandwich City Council approved an agreement that authorizes Mayor Latham to sign documentation for cleaning of the city's water towers.  National SoftWash has the low bid at $12,800.00.

The council also passed a resolution for the city to partner with local taxing bodies for a city-wide plan for bike and walking trails in Sandwich and neighboring communities.

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