That’s according to the village’s building inspector, Dick Samples. He says turnkey operations should start July 1st of this year.
“The weather’s kind of caught them a little bit, and they’re trying to get the roof poured on the concrete silo. I look for them to get the majority of [that] done by the end of next week, barring the weather,” says Samples. “The railroad tracks are getting closer to completion, with the exception of being right in front of the elevators, just for the simple reason that they’re moving in and out of there so much.”
Two metal grain bins are still being put together. Samples says one of them is about 90 percent completed, with the other about half-done.
“They will start putting the legwork, which is the actual grain handling metalwork, after they get the roofs poured on top of the elevators, and there will be another 50 to probably 70 feet up in the air that will actually be handling the grain,” he says.
“They’re in the process of working on that. They work on it on the ground and take it up, but again, they can’t do anything there until they get the tops poured on the bins.”
The check-in station for truck drivers hauling in grain is about 70 to 80 percent done, according to Samples. The scales have been installed. The grain probe has not been put in yet.
Two other buildings still need to be constructed- the structure over the pit where the grain will be dumped and another storage-type building on the property.
Samples says a groundbreaking for road construction of a new four-way intersection at South Main and Comfort Drive will be held by IDOT on Friday, March 15th.