Dresden to pay for repairs

John Christensen

The Dresden Village Board will pay for repairs needed at the fire department. The 1991 pumper truck, E25, must have its pump rebuilt at a cost of as much as $8,000 to $10,000.

Chief Warren Zimmerman said the estimate  is based on a complete rebuild and the actual cost could be lower.  The cost of a new pump would be $25,000 to $40,000. The board approved paying up to $10,000 for the rebuild.

The other cost is to replace the electric service pole and siren atop it. The pole is leaning against the building and should be replaced. The siren is an elderly three-phase unit that is costly to operate. Tim Chambers and others asked why the siren is necessary now that firemen carry pagers, and the public has so much access to information. The board will look into the question, but approved paying up to $6,000 for the pole and siren.

Other business Oct. 5:

• WATER TANK: Dresden will ask other municipalities if they have inspection equipment to estimate the amount of sediment in the bottom of the tank in order to get more comparable bids for cleaning.

• PARKING: Complaints were made about a vehicle parked on Main Street when there is a code requiring they be 15 feet off the right of way.

• TREES & SIDEWALKS: Village trees have heaved a number of sidewalks with their roots and have become treacherous for pedestrians. DPW Superintendent Ellis will look into solutions.

• CODE BOOK: A public hearing is scheduled for the regular meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 for the resolution to update the codebook. The fence law remains problematic.

• HALLOWEEN: Trick or Treat hours will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.