Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: November 11, 2020
“This moment has been a long time in the making for the Village of Westmont,” said Village of Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter. “This is an historic event for Westmont as we dedicate this new Public Works facility on the date of our 99th Anniversary. I want to thank everyone involved with this process who worked together as a team to make this happen.” On November 10, the Village of Westmont conducted two limited-attendance dedication and ribbon cutting events as the community began its year-long countdown to the Village’s 100th Anniversary.
Village Manager Stephen May kicked off the ceremony and talked about the evolution of this project designed to address concerns regarding deteriorating structures that are currently over 60 years old. There were several initial proposals for the project prior to the current Village Board approving the go ahead for the new facility. The new Public Works Department building will achieve a Village of Westmont Strategic Plan Goal of having all divisions of Public Works operating within the same building. Additionally, the facility will include vehicle garages that will allow for expanded maintenance and storage, offices, weather command center, training rooms, and more.
At the dedication, Public Works Director Mike Ramsey shared a brief history regarding the Village’s commitment to water service to the community and how that evolved into the creation of the Public Works Department. Ramsey thanked everyone involved with the project including the Village Board, staff, and the project design team.
Public Works staff will transition into the new building over the next several months and is expected to be completely moved in by Spring of 2021.
Photos from the dedication have been posted in the Village Photo Gallery.
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