Debate continues on Peoria’s water system at town hall meeting

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The debate over Peoria’s water system continues.

Leaders from Illinois American Water, the Peoria CEO council and the League of Women voters came together tonight.

Illinois American Water presented information as to why they believe they’re best option for the city.

While the CEO council discussed their $400,000 dollar offer to city council

“We were aware the city is under incredible budgetary restraint and funds are tight we understand that committing to due diligence at this time would be difficult for the city financially,” said CEO council member Joe Glawe. “It’s for that reason i am pleased to say that the council has raised $400,000 dollars for appraisal services.”

While Illinois American Water employee Joe Connor said, “Really you haven’t heard anything other than no strings attached but what you find when you read their letter and their proposal is that there are strings,” Connor continued. “The very first string is the city council has to not just take the money and do their own appraisal,that would be no strings.”

City council must make a decision on if they will accept this bid from the CEO council by the end of next month.

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