March 31, 2023
Government | Kendall County Now

Government | Kendall County Now

Montgomery to pay $108,442 for engineering oversight on North River Street water main replacement project

The Montgomery Village Board voted Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 to hire Engineering Enterprises, Inc., of Sugar Grove for engineering services for the replacement of the North River Street water main. The location of the main is indicated in red on the map above. The main extends north from Mill Street to Ashland Avenue. (Map provided by the village of Montgomery)

The Montgomery Village Board has hired an engineering firm to oversee construction of a replacement water main along North River Street in the village’s downtown.

In a 5-0 ballot Monday evening, Jan. 23, the board voted to award a contract totaling $108,442 to Engineering Enterprises, Inc., of Sugar Grove.

In a memo to the board, Mark Wolf, the village’s director of public works, described the North River Street water main as one of the “key sections” of water main in need of replacement as part of the village’s Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRWR) plan.

The village is implementing the NRWR plan to reduce its water loss levels in order to obtain Lake Michigan water through DuPage Water Commission by the end of the decade.

The board voted Oct. 24 to award a contract totaling $1,207,276 to Kane County Excavating of Hampshire to install the new main.

Board member Theresa Sperling was absent from Monday’s meeting and did not participate in the vote.

John Etheredge

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.