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The Village of Bethalto has plans to tackle stormwater runoff with a project at St. Louis Regional Airport, but it will have to wait at least one more month before it begins. The project to create a stormwater detention facility on airport property was tabled at the most recent village board meeting, as there was some question as to how much it was going to cost the village.
The agreement stated that the airport would pay the cost of engineering in exchange for the village doing the work. Mayor Alan Winslow tells The Big Z the village and airport are sharing the cost of the project, which is expected to be a big part of solving the flooding issues.
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The hold up was over the cost of materials. Winslow said he was under the impression after conversations with an engineer that the materials cost would be about $15,000. Winslow says the airport agreed to cover that cost, but the public works director shared a figure closer to $27,000. The council tabled the measure for a month in order to get an accurate figure.