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District 113A Reaches Agreement with Village of Lemont for Use of Central School

Both boards approved an intergovernmental agreement last week that will allow the village to operate out of the vacant school while Village Hall undergoes renovations.

The and reached an agreement last week that will allow village employees to operate out of  during renovations at Village Hall.

In November, village officials agreed to move forward this summer with necessary maintenance to Village Hall and the adjoining former police station, 418 Main St.

The building, constructed in the late 1890s, was last renovated in 1991. Although a recent assessment showed no major issues with plumbing, HVAC, roofing or overall structure, deferred maintenance could cost the village hundreds of thousands of dollars in the next three to five years, village officials said.

Lemont trustees have already approved a $30,000 schematic design contract that includes improvements to the lobby, roof, windows and exterior doors, bathrooms and conference room. 

The project is expected to begin in late June and continue through late November, creating the need for temporary office space.

Under the agreement, the village is responsible for all utility costs, as well as telephone and Internet. District 113A is not charging the village for using the building.

Village trustees approved the agreement during a business meeting Monday, May 14. The District 113A school board approved the agreement Tuesday.

CLICK HERE to view the contract.

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Edward Andrysiak May 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Let me think about this for as minute. We taxpayers own two buildings...the school which is unused and the Village Hall which needs work/money spent. If the school works temporarily...it works! So, why not save the tax payers a buck and simply stay there and sell the Village Hall.

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