Glen Carbon trustees decline lone bid for EV station in Schon Park



Glen Carbon trustees unanimously agreed Tuesday to decline the lone bid received for the Schon Park electric vehicle station until this autumn.

The original bid came in on June 30 for $109,075 from one bidder. The base bid was $78,310 with $1,365 for the photo control and $29,400 for the service panel. The engineer’s estimate totaled $41,687.

Despite giving up a $15,000 Madison County grant that expires in mid-October, Public Works Director Scott Slemer said it was likely that by delaying until fall, more area vendors will bid on the project, resulting in better bids. Slemer also said most companies right now are booked up through the rest of this season but by fall, they will seek new projects for 2023.


Slemer said an upcoming charging incentive program may become available, which would pay for up to 80% of the cost of installation and there’s a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant for 80% of the cost of these EV stations came out that surfaced July 1.

In other action, the trustees unanimously approved the following items:

  • A letter of intent to buy a new bucket truck in the 2023 budget year that costs $120,350. $85,000 has been budgeted for it. Slemer wants to sign the letter of intent now as the truck will take until the end of 2023 to completely outfit as needed for the village then transfer the $85,000 and add the remainder of the cost from the village’s 2023 budget
  • An emergency expenditure for a mixer in the Old Troy Road Water Tower
  • An ordinance amending the village code to amend the sale of packaged liquor at restaurants
  • An ordinance amending the plan development of Bluffview Commerce Park off of Route 157 to subdivide Lot 1 for a possible second building
  • An ordinance approving a tax abatement request for Lot 1B of the Bluffview Commerce Park
  • An ordinance approving a land swap of approximately 234 square feet each between two adjacent homeowners at the corner of North Main Street and Hickory Hills Lane to correct an improperly located fence
  • A final section plat for Phase 6 of Savannah Crossing Subdivision

The next village trustee meeting is Aug. 9 at 7 pm in village hall, located at 151 N. Main St.

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