GERMANTOWN HILLS — Construction of the new CEFCU in Germantown Hills is seeing steady progress through the adverse weather.
In October 2012, the idea of a new CEFCU in the community was just that, an idea. But it has since turned into much more.
Rob Wiegand, Illinois Civil Contractors foreman, said the footings have been dug and walls are being put up. He also said that some of the sewer lines that pass through the lot were re-routed so that it would empty out in the creek alongside Illinois 116 instead.
He added that more progress could have been made if not for the weather.
“The rain has been killing us,” he said.
However, Terry Lake, CEFCU regional vice president, said the construction is right on schedule. She said the completion date will be some time in the fall.
“We’re exactly where we thought we would be,” she said. “That’s despite having some nasty weather.”
As for a precise date of completion, Lake said she might know in about a month-and-a-half. But she cannot say just yet.
“It’s too early in the process,” she said.
Even though the date is not yet known, already some residents are excited about what this new CEFCU means for economic development in the community. Germantown Hills resident Rhonda Soendlin, a CEFCU member, is one of those residents.
“I think it’s going to be great to see where things go from here,” she said.
As for what Soendlin would like to see happen next, Soendlin said she is open-minded.
“I’m pretty open to whatever,” she said. “I like the small-town feel, but it would also be nice to have some businesses.”
The new Germantown Hills CEFCU will take the place of a CEFCU member center located in the former Jubilee Foods Store at the Jubilee Center off of Illinois 116. The new CEFCU will also be at the Jubilee Center at the south end.
It will be about seven times the size of the current Germantown Hills CEFCU, at about 4,500 square feet. For more information about the new CEFCU, call 633-3470.