POLL: Should Palatine Buy Kostka's Home?
Warren Kostka believes Palatine should purchase his home because of flooding issues.
Palatine resident Warren Kostka believes the village should buy his home because of flooding problems.
Kostka has maintained that a federally mandated project to separate Palatine's sanitary sewer and storm water system in the 1980s resulted in more water heading toward his home. Last week Palatine voted against authorizing village staff to negotiate a purchase.
Village officials have said that they have offered to work with Kostka to address issues specific to his property. And they point to regional flood control projects, such as the Fairground Park storm water diversion.
Should Palatine buy Kostka's home at 108 N. Forest Ave.?