Village of Burr Ridge Space Committee asks for office remodel
BURR RIDGE – Members of the Burr Ridge Space Needs Committee will ask the Village Board to move ahead on plans to remodel village offices, despite bids that came in higher than expected.
Committee members and staff had hoped to put about $112,000 into new carpet, cabinets and other updates to the 27-year-old offices inside Village Hall. But bids for the work came in at $153,000, plus another $9,000 to $10,000 for moving service.
Village Administrator Steve Stricker said the committee will ask the Village Board to use $35,000 set aside for landscaping and a portion of the capital projects fund to supplement the money available from bond forfeitures.
“We should be able to pay for the project,” said Stricker, who said postponing the project would only result in costs going higher.
The committee also scaled back the project to cut costs. Rather than replace damaged cabinets and counters in the building’s work room, the committee will ask that the cracking and peeling surfaces be repaired. Costs also will be kept in check by having Public Works crews do a good portion of the work.
Stricker said the offices at Village Hall have not been remodeled since they were built in 1989. Many areas have the original carpeting, lighting and cabinets.
The Village Board will consider the question Oct. 14. If approved, Stricker said work on the Village Hall could begin in December.