Fox Lake City Council to Reconsider Tabled Motion for Equalization Bid

A tabled motion to award a bid on an equalization bid will be reconsidered by the Fox Lake City Council on Monday afternoon. The city is under a court order from the state to upgrade their wastewater treatment system to avoid bypassing sewage during times of heavy rain, like they did in 2004 and 2008. At a special council meeting earlier this month a group of citizens asked that the city attempt to reopen negotiations with the Department of Justice based on the current economic times. The group and the council got together Thursday night to put together possible options to avoid building the basin, which is projected to cost between one-point-two and one-point-four million dollars. They’ll be meeting again on Wednesday but in order to be eligible for grant and loan money the city must award the contract and have all of its paperwork into the DNR by October 1st. Officials say the contract will be contingent on getting the money.