|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 1 Nov 2013 18:20:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Chanute [Air Force Base, IL] series: Getting former base area 'untangled' has been a job"|
Chanute series: Getting former base area 'untangled' has been a job by Tim Evans Rantoul Press (IL) October 29, 2013If someone writes another history book on Rantoul, there is likely going to be a chapter devoted to one community leader that "saved" the community.
When Bruce Sandahl was hired as village administrator in 2008, he assumed a lot of things had been done in cleaning up the former Chanute Air Force Base that shut down in 1993.
"Unfortunately, what I found was very little had been done," he said. "There wasn't anyone really pushing the Air Force to get that property cleaned up or property transferred."
Sandahl had a lot of work to do, contacts to be made, records to be sifted through. What he found was a $68 million liability, something he knew wasn’t going to fit into Rantoul’s $7 million annual budget.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.rantoulpress.com/news/living/2013-10-29/chanute-series- getting-former-base-area-untangled-has-been-job.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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