Related: Wheatland Officials Want to Take New Building Plan to the Voters
On Thursday, township trustees voted to hold a special meeting of electors at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 12350 Essington Rd. in Plainfield.
Instead of renovating the existing building, which had to be gutted due to building code violations, the board is proposing entering into a lease agreement wit the option to buy with the Wheatland Township Highway Department.
The board is proposing to move the supervisor's and assessor's offices into the existing highway building at 4232 Tower Ct. in Naperville.
The proposal that will go before voters also asks residents to authorize the township to either sell or lease the existing building at 31W236 91st St.
Supervisor Chuck Kern said the township has contracted with an architect to come up with cost estimates for renovating the highway building to create additional office space.
Currently, with the 91st Street building out of commission, the township is renting space at the shopping center anchored by Nevin's Brewing, 12337 S. Route 59, at a cost of $60,000 per year.
Get there early
The Aug. 26 special meeting is open only to registered voters who live in Wheatland Township.
Residents are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to check in.
All documents that will be presented at the meeting are posted online at the Wheatland Township website.