Sycamore to take facility bids

SYCAMORE – The village of Sycamore soon is to advertise for bids regarding construction of a new water treatment facility.

Council passed a resolution Tuesday evening approving the bidding process which is to culminate in bid openings June 20. A preconstruction meeting was scheduled for June 10 for interested parties. The engineering estimate for the project is about $2.4 million. The current plant is designed to treat approximately 230,000 gallons of water per day, obtained from local ground wells. Tightening of EPA regulations related to treatment and ensuring a steady supply of potable water, along with the availability of government funding, provided the village with the opportunity to move forward with the project.

Council heard the village pool is to open Monday. Hours are 1-5:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Monday and 1-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Children 5 and younger will be admitted at no charge, with adults rate at $4 and students $3. Admission after 6 p.m. will be $1.50.

The village is to allow babysitters to be included on family season passes which may be purchased for $80, senior citizens passes for $35 and students $45. Rates are available for two- and three-hour private pool parties.

In other news:

Village administration asks drivers to be aware of children playing outdoors.

There are to be no bulk water sales by the village this year.

Street committee meets at 3:15 p.m. today at village hall.

Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at village hall.