Montgomery, Illinois Village Board news
"We can make a decision and plan something and get things in place, but we don’t have to start. We don’t have to have this up and running in five years. We can do a 10-year schedule with all of the other options. We don’t have to jump in and do it," said Doug Marecek, a village board member.
Village residents and people who drive through the village should not expect to see any significant changes in the village’s snow plowing and ice control operations this winter, according to Mark Wolf, Montgomery's director of public works.
Village officials are seeking to create the TIF district in an effort to spur the redevelopment of the property and as part of its proposed annexation into the village.
The study examined and provided estimated costs to the village for developing a regional water treatment plant with neighboring Oswego and Yorkville which would draw water from the Fox River, connecting the village’s water system to the city of Aurora’s, and obtaining Lake Michigan water through either the DuPage Water Commission or the newly forming Joliet Area Water Commission.
Peter Iosue of Teska and Associates of Plainfield told the board the plant would qualify for the TIF district designation under, classified either as a conservation area or as a blighted area.
Contractors have cleared the formerly heavily wooded property to make room for a gas station, convenience store with a Dunkin Donuts, car wash, a multi-tenant retail building with a sitdown restaurant and, ultimately, a hospitality-related business.
Since 2016, the village has repaved just over 42 miles of local streets, according to data contained in the report.
Referring to IDOT officials, Village President Matt Brolley said, “Any chance that we can (get to) remind them of how interested and how big a deal it is and how we are tired of seeing crosses and flowers at that intersection the better.”
The village would receive the first installment of $1,334,836 later this month or in early September with the balance to be received approximately 12 months alter, according to Justin Van Vooren, the village's finance director.