A new Speedway gas station may be headed for Oswego near the intersection of Wolf Road and Route 30.
The only issue with the proposal is that part of that land is in Aurora.
Oswego Community Development Director Rod Zenner said the site that Speedway is looking at is two-thirds in Oswego and one-third in Aurora.
Village officials have had several meetings with counterparts in Aurora, said Zenner, and they’re in discussion to have the back third annexed to the Village of Oswego. In exchange, Aurora would be looking for revenue sharing with Oswego.
Aurora officials have also said they do not want gasoline pumps to be installed on Aurora land, said Zenner. The city also doesn't allow alcohol sales in gas stations, so Oswego would collect that part of the revenue if applicable.
“I understand without their land we can’t complete the project,” said trustee Tony Giles. “But if they want to make restrictions on where the building and pumps can go, they need to give something.”
Police Chief Dwight Baird also added that Oswego police would be responsible for responding to any service calls from the Speedway, which does tax the village.
Trustee Jeff Lawson thought that the law enforcement should be prorated in the agreement.
Zenner said the village has been waiting to hear back from Aurora for “quite some time” on what Aurora would like out of the deal.
President Brian LeClercq suggested paying Aurora 25 percent of the sales tax for about 20 years, which he said is similar to other sales tax agreements the village has.
“If we went with 25 percent, we wouldn’t have to mess with liquor vs. gas vs. sales,” added village administrator Steve Jones.