The Kendall County Forest Preserve District is seeking to perform out how to minimize the value of renovating the estate residence at the Pickerill-Pigott Forest Preserve in Yorkville.
District President Judy Gilmour states she’s operating on getting some contractors to volunteer to get care of the some renovations to cut down the all round charge.
The forest protect district had a conference on Wednesday at the estate property with a group of contractors to examine the get the job done. When no commitments had been designed then, Gilmour thinks individuals are intrigued in supporting.
The bids for the venture, which arrived back in March, have been higher than the district’s estimated $1.1 million spending plan by about $700,000.
Gilmour says the plan is to renovate the home to be used as an party location that could be rented by the general public. The district obtained a state grant worth above $800,000 for the renovation.
Section of the home, and the estate household, were donated to the district by Ken Pickerill, a well regarded Oswego Higher School mentor.
The rest of the grounds, which contain ponds, trails, and a pavilion, opened to the community final June.
Gilmour hopes to have the renovation of the estate dwelling finished by August up coming yr.