Dundee needs funds for water tank

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The village of Dundee has hired Larsen Engineers to prepare a grant application for funding to pay for a new water tank. The firm will charge $2,000 for the application.

Other business discussed at the Feb. 8 Dundee Village Board meeting included:

• FIRE DEPARTMENT: The board unanimously approved a resolution regarding Dundee fire volunteers assisting at emergency situations outside the Dundee Fire District. The resolution allows Dundee volunteers to assist as long as they do not use equipment that they are not trained and tested in.

If a fire fighter assists at a scene outside the Dundee district, but in a district where s/he resides or works, in any situation other than for mutual aid, s/he must report the work to the Dundee Fire Department within 24 hours. The resolution does not cover mutual aid assistance.

• THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA: The board approved spending up to $2,500 to repair the fire department’s thermal imaging camera. Ray Miller said the camera, acquired in 2004 and valued at $15,000, is used at every fire scene.

• TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS: Trustee Judy Duquette said she is seeking donations to help cover the costs of the annual Touch of Christmas community celebration. She said she usually begins planning for the event with $1,000 at this time of year. Because sponsorships and donations have fallen off the past couple of years, there is only $250 to begin working with.

• HOUSE NUMBERS: Miller told the board he and other emergency volunteers are often frustrated because they aren’t able to see house numbers on properties.

He has already talked with Barrington officials and plans to talk with Starkey officials, too. “It’s rough out there in the nighttime, I’m telling you,” he said.

Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. said he would recommend the issue be discussed at the next tri-board meeting with Starkey and Barrington officials.