ISLAMORADA -- The Village Council is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 21, to vote on an Islamorada-wide sewer contract with Reynolds Water Islamorada.
A final draft of the contract was not available earlier this week, but the deal was to cost $91.3 million, Reynolds and village officials said last month.
The vote will come one day after the council holds a workshop to review the contract. Council members decided to schedule the workshop last week.
"Without going into the details of the last absolute debacle, we just want to be sure that we are way, way, way ahead of the curve," Mayor Michael Reckwerdt said.
The Village Council approved a $94.5 million sewer system deal with the contracting team of Veolia Water North America and AECOM on June 5. But that deal imploded after Veolia/AECOM switched out pages in two of the contract's appendices and returned the document signed.
Reckwerdt's comment came one day after a Free Press story revealed that village staff knew that Veolia/AECOM hadn't accepted the contract when it presented the document for approval at the June 5 meeting.
The village must have a sewer contractor signed by the end of the month or else the town will lose a $20 million state grant.
The workshop is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the Founders Park Community Center. The vote on the contract will be part of a regular Village Council meeting, which is being held on Tuesday of next week rather than its usual Thursday time. That meeting starts at 5:30 p.m., also in the community center.