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August 9, 2022

Carlinville has stopped all work on $66 Million Alluvial Water Project –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 6, 2020

Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) –

According to their recent filing in the Appellate Court, the City of Carlinville and Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company (now a VOID Corporation), have stopped all work on their $66 MILLION water project.

According to their filing:

  • Defendant [Carlinville] entered into a Revolving Credit Promissory Note agreement for $2.5 million dollars with COBANK, which Defendant has borrowed to conduct such work as securing easements and engineering on its interconnect to Bunker Hill and Jersey County Rural Water Co.
  • In June 2019, Defendant also contracted with MECO-Heneghan L.L.C. (C65-C71) in the amount $1.5 million dollars for engineering and surveying services related to the interconnect.
  • Defendant attached to its motion for summary judgment an affidavit from City Clerk Carla  Brockmeier (C71) stating that Defendant has entered into a Revolving Credit Promissory Note agreement for $2.5 million dollars with COBANK, which Defendant has borrowed to conduct such work as securing easements and engineering on its interconnect to Bunker Hill and Jersey County Rural Water Co. to aid Alluvial in becoming operational.
  • As a result of the trial court’s Order and denial of a stay pending appeal, Carlinville engineering and easement acquisition for its interconnect to Bunker Hill and Jersey County Rural Water stopped. Carlinville engineering for its pipeline from a Carlinville Water Tower to its connection point with the interconnect has also ceased. Carlinville’s contracts with Meco Heneghan Engineering are also at a standstill.

Our understanding is that work will not resume unless Carlinville prevails in the Appellate Court (which we think is unlikely) or the entire project and its governing body are restructured to comply with Illinois law.

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1 Comment
  • Robert O. Bogue
    Posted at 16:47h, 07 September

    Wouldn’t the restructuring of Alluvial Water, now requiring it to conform to Illinois Law, defeat the intended purpose of making it exempt from FOIA and all other public scrutiny?

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