Grayslake Trustees Extend Electricity Contract

The five-month extension will expire on May 31, 2014.

Grayslake residents and small businesses will continue seeing a cost savings on their electric bills thanks to the extension of the existing power supply agreement with Integrys Energy Services.

Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a five-month extension of the existing contract, which is set to expire Dec. 31, 2013. The contract will be extended to May 31, 2014, just before ComEd's rate adjustments that will take effect June 1, 2014.

Grayslake, Lincolnwood and Oak Brook worked together and locked in a two-year fixed rate of 5.52 cents per kilowatt for residential service and 5.45 cents per kilowatt for commercial service from Integrys Energy Services, Inc. The rates went into effect in January 2012 and represented a 30 percent reduction from the previous ComEd rates for residents.

Engineering Services for Lake Street/Route 120

In other news, trustees agreed to execute a design work order with Baxter & Woodman for Phase I and Phase III engineering for the Lake Street/Route 120 improvement.

The proposed improvements include the addition of right and left turn lanes on Lake Street for northbound and southbound traffic, along with the addition of a right turn lane on Route 120 for eastbound traffic.

Mayor Rhett Taylor said the improvements would improve traffic flow.

The engineering work will not exceed $130,000.

Tony February 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Somewhat off topic, but speaking of small businesses, perhaps the village needs to re-visit its guidelines for approving and issuing business licenses. While recently driving north on 83, I noticed a new “Spa” which was preparing to open. Then further down, I saw a tarot card/palm reader, which has apparently been there for some time. It doesn’t take much effort to research the type of element these “spas” attract. Ask Libertyville. Additionally, most of these tarot card/palm reading “businesses” act as fronts for criminal activity within the gypsy rom community. They are not good people. Both are rather unbecoming and reminiscent of Round Lake Beach or Waukegan. I’m happy I live on the other side of town…..
Nightcrawler February 22, 2013 at 02:52 AM
What's the "gypsy rom community?"
Tony February 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM


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