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The Kendall County Forest Preserve Commission on Tuesday heard a proposal that would resolve the bill issue between the forest preserve district and construction company D. Construction, of Coal City, that was in charge of the demolition of the historic Millbrook Bridge.

In the proposal, the company would complete several projects at the Hoover Forest Preserve worth about $100,000 with the forest preserve paying about $336,000 for the bridge demolition. Forest Preserve Director Dave Guritz says the exchange mostly balances out.

The demolition took about one day in August of 2020 after the company claimed the bridge had dangerous structural faults. It was supposed to take several weeks to avoid potential pollution to the Fox River. Because of the fast demolition, the forest preserve commission objected to paying the full $476,000 bill.

Guritz says the potential agreement was a result of collaboration with D. Construction.

Forest Preserve Commission Member Brian DeBolt says he thinks its a fair exchange.

The forest preserve commission on Tuesday voted to send the agreement to the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office for legal review. No agreement has been finalized.