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|Possible Plan to Clean Up Former Briggs Site in Abingdon
|POSTED: 4:00pm 8/4/09 Abingdon city officials expect to find out more information later this month about an apparent proposal to clean up a former manufacturing site in town.
City Attorney Jack Ball told the city council Monday night that he's been in contact with the attorney who represents Briggs Manufacturing. Briggs owns the former Abingdon Pottery Company South Plant at Sanitary Road and East Street, which has sat vacant for many years. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency discovered high concentrations of lead at the location during an environmental investigation in February of 2007.
Ball says the attorney for Briggs, the company's CEO and a consultant want to talk to the city council within a couple of weeks about the type of clean-up they would suggest to the EPA.
"The E.P.A. is pressing them, and they would like to try and get it wrapped up, if it can be, by the middle of September," Ball said. "That would be the reason for coming out on the August 17th date for a meeting."
The next Abingdon City Council meeting is August 17th.
The city council debated whether to hold a special meeting to hear from Briggs officials and ask questions, start the regular meeting early or gather in closed session since Ball said the matter could involve the acquisition of real estate. The council unanimously agreed to listen to what the Briggs people have to say at the regular meeting on the 17th at 6:30 p-m.
In other business, aldermen rejected the two bids received for the city's water meter replacement project. One of the bids was $200,000 over the city engineer's estimate while the other one did not fully adhere to the bid specifications. The city plans to resubmit the project for bids.
|08 04 09 by Newsroom
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