Municipal Complex Time Line – Click HERE to view the timeline.

March 19, 2018 – The City of Countryside is proud to announce the award of a $1 million grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation. PRESS RELEASE

January 8, 2018 – The geothermal well drilling will begin weather permitting.

December, 2017 – January, 2018 – Construction documents were completed and submitted to the building official for review. The construction manager “CM”, Frederick Quinn is in the process of assembling bid packages for the construction. Work will be publicly bid. An advertisement was placed in the newspaper on December 28th and January 4th. Bid packets will be available thru the CM as of January 8, 2018.

November 5, 2017 – City updates were presented at Coffee with the Mayor including updates on the City’s goal of a LEED Certified Municipal Complex.  Click HERE for the complete presentation. Slides 6 – 16 cover the Municipal Complex.

October, 2017 – December, 2017 – Site work commenced on the property in October beginning with the demolition of the old Flame restaurant. 75% of the building’s materials were recycled after demolition. Unfortunately, after the building was removed a tank was located under the basement of the building. JMS Environmental was hired for consulting and tank removal. It was determined that this was an old heating fuel tank. Some of the site work had to be deferred until the tank was removed and the consultant verified that the soil was good.

September 27, 2017 – The City Council awarded the following bids at their meeting this evening:

Bid Package #1-02          Demolition                    Signature Demolition Services, Inc.         $31,000

Bid Package #1-23          Geothermal Wells     TCI Geothermal                                            $249,430

Bid Package #1-31          Earthwork                     Schwartz Excavation                                   $438,500

Bid Package #1-33          Site Utilities                  Schwartz Excavation                                   $848,000