In less than two weeks, Godfrey may vote to sell its sewer system. The village has been looking at the pros and cons for months, and most trustees have settled into their positions on the matter, but you can have your say on October 2nd before the next meeting.

A public hearing to discuss the sale will be held at 6:15pm at Village Hall. Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick says the village has been unable to get the permits from the various federal agencies over the last three years to make mandated repairs to the system, and that's one reason he supports the sale.

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Trustee Joe Springman has been one of the most vocal opponents of the sale, but Trustee Jeff Weber says he's gone from neutral on the idea to supporting the sale. Weber gave a detailed timeline of the process to those at the meeting, which Trustee Eldon "Twirp" Williams says he thinks the public should hear too.

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If sold, Illinois American Water would assume the responsibility for fixing the sewers by the deadline. Godfrey Trustees will consider three offers from Illinois American Water for a possible sale of the village's sewer system. In May, Illinois American offered purchase prices of $15.8-million, $13.25-million, and $8-million, with the various prices reflecting various service rates.

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