St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25.
The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to CB&I Constructors for a bidded amount of $3,685,900. The budgeted amount for the project was $3.8 million, according to a staff memo. Environmental Services Manager John Lamb said the city received two bids for the project.
The project will be funded through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency loan program.
"That is a very sizable amount, but obviously it has been budgeted," Mayor Ray Rogina said.
Lamb said that once a review by the IEPA is completed the city would get a loan agreement from the state agency for the project. At that point, the city will notify the construction company that their bid has been awarded.
In other news, the City Council voted unanimously to contribute up to $1,000 for printed materials, ice cream and actors who will impersonate President Abraham Lincoln and General Farnsworth at a celebration to rededicate Camp Kane in Langum Park on Sept. 20. By that time, the Jones Law Office will have been relocated to that site.
The city plans to move the 1840s structure to park on Aug. 27.