Cook County OKs repairs along 170th Street in South Holland, Lansing

2014-01-19T18:09:00Z 2014-01-20T00:12:18Z Cook County OKs repairs along 170th Street in South Holland, LansingGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
January 19, 2014 6:09 pm  • 

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board has approved purchasing items for storm sewer removal at various locations along 170th Street in South Holland.

County Board members voted last week to pay $30,064.96 to G&V Construction Co., based in Bensenville. Money will come from motor fuel tax funds that Cook County receives from Illinois state government.

County Department of Transportation and Highways officials said the expenditure was necessary to avoid conflict with proposed pavement repair of a damaged water service and repair of an existing storm sewer lateral between South Park Avenue and the Bishop Ford Freeway.

County officials said the line had been mismarked by South Holland village officials.

The board also approved without opposition additional work to be done on 170th Street from the Bishop Ford Freeway in South Holland to Burnham Avenue in Lansing.

Chicago-based Capitol Cement Co. Inc. will receive a payment of $53,378.24 to repair existing catch basins and pipes.

In other business, the County Board deferred an item to its Real Estate, Business and Economic Development subcommittee to review a request to grant a Class 8 property tax break for a South Holland business.

EJM Properties LLC wants to develop an industrial facility at 570 Armory Drive.

The tax break reduces by more than half the amount of property taxes that must be paid for the next 12 years, although the tax break can be extended with government approval.

South Holland officials previously approved a resolution recommending the tax break. The County Board has final say over whether it is granted, and the committee will study the issue.

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