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^e HUNTLEY ^o«irfc VOLUME 14 — NUMBER 12 THURSDAY. JUNE 2L 197.1 — PHONE — M9-5621 — If No Awwer 4S9-C998 or 45914N 10 PAGES K. Olson's House On Trial On Tuesday, June 12th, a trial was held at the McHenry. County Courthouse to determine whether or not the bouse at 42 Woodstock Street, Huntley was worthy of restor¬ ation or should be condemned and torn down. The owner of the house, Mr Kni'te Olson, has sought to re¬ model it. The village seeks to have t raired »s it bas been vandalized ihd is not worthy cf restoration. Mr. OW* was ¦-TJresenled by Bernard Narusis. h McHenry Coum^v Httrmey. The Villaae U represented by Mr. William CaWwell. Mr. C»id- well's first witness was Mr. Paul MacDcoald. a sanitary engineer wltn McHenry County Board of Hea'.th. Mr MacDcnald said he hed in¬ spected the bouse on October 19th ai-ting oo comnlaints r^n^ived by vilhige residents. He said that the five rccm structure was in very poor repair wtth holes in the walls, flocr. ceiling and exposed electrical wiring. He s^id the rear porch and a chim¬ ney were falling down. He toW of * *n Al ^'dgera'.CT in the back • pcrcmwmmA"-r^aalt»oilanoiA rwr'natcr and of me n windows hadl*^ brcftft cut house, "i f-M tSareltas a deal Hf dehKs th»w«^it the hot*' and that bascmeft floor -wxt dirt and tlwt Ibe ro-f leaked. On Octo¬ ber 19th Mr. MacDonald look pi""- tu'es whic'i wer'- introduced int:) evidence. He returned to the house on Ncv. 2i<th and Dec. 15th to lake adf^itional pictures of the house. In. all 25 pictuTcs were presented as evidence by this witness. He stated t.ViSt there was no remodeling. In 1973 the witness slated that he had gone to the house three addi- tieiial limes and described the house as dangerous and unsafe. In Mr. Narusis' cross examination! it was brought cut that Mr. Mac- Donald ditki't know who signed the erifcinal complaint It was not in' writing he said. He admitted neve- talking to the owner and said that he did not have permission to enter Ihc premses. The sanitarian did net knr.w how much it would cost to re¬ store the house but stated it would be highly expensive. The next witness called was Mr. Ed Brisco, a deputy fire marshall. He stated that he and Huntley's fire marshall Phil Fieund had nspected t'le butldinsr and determined it unt- s«fr for human habitaition. He de¬ scribed the same holes and exposed wire that Mr. MacDonald had testi¬ fied to previously and coolwrated Ihe fact that no work had been done to put he buikling in a safe condi¬ tion. Mr. Brisco stated that in order to restore the structure Olson would practicaUy have to retniild the build¬ ing. Narusis objected and that was sirickened from the record. After ttvis answer was stricken Mr. Cald¬ well asked what repairs would be n«>eded and Mr. Br'sco gave a long list of repairs which included prac¬ tically everything in the building ex¬ cept tbe foundation whid* lie had no opinion of. Under Mr. Narusiis's cross exam¬ ination he admitted that he had not contacted the owner for permission to emer the premises. He concluded that If a fire occurred in this build¬ ing fire fighters might be hurt be¬ cause of the holes in the floor. Tite next witness was another de¬ puty state fire marShall who stated that he too had inspected the exter¬ ior of Ihe building several times since last CMober but hail not en- >V,. *.,..->' PO 192 "BE SLRE xOU ARE RIGHT, THeN GO AHEAD" — David C!rockett 10 ceata per cop) Over 1200 Attend Annual Lions Cluh Chicken Bar-B-.Que tered the hoase until the morning of tion No. 45, which states that a the tri« with Chief Phil Freund. He described the same unrepaired de¬ struction as described by the previ¬ ous witnesses. He described tiic structure as be¬ ing uninhabital as it had not con- Continued on Page Two TRIAL 4 Additional Firemen Needed ^eeting July 2 Huntley Fire Chief, Phil Freund, anneninced today that 4 additional firemen are needed to boost the depatment to 28 men. He stated that a meeting will be held on MMiday, July 2 at 7:(X) P.M. for approximately Vz hour. Anyone wishing to l)ecome a fireman should Chief Freund stated that in the near future Huntley will have a Resque Squad.. He said he hoped by fall. He said men interested in filling the foiu: posttions em the department should first l>e interest, in t)eing firemen and setondly interested in the resque squad. School Board Minutes The regular meeting of the Board of Fducation of School District No I.'58 was held in the High School Building on June II, 1973 at 7:45 P.M. lipon roll call tbe following an- swcii?d present: Mr. Jirik, Mr. Bond, Mr. Stading, Mr. Brett- fchneider, and Mrs. Jones Mr. Ad¬ ams and Mr. Ziller absent. I- A motion made by Mr. Bond, ;md 2nd by Mr. Brettschneider to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried 5 yeas and 0 nays. At this stage cf the meeting Mr. Adams made his appearance. 2 A motion matte- by Mr. Stading 2nd by Mrs. lones to approve of the payment of the regular monthly bills- Motion carfied 6 yeas and 0 nays. 3- A motion made by Mr. Adams ajid 2nd by Mr. Bond to approve of the transfer of $349.50 from the Educational fund to the Imprest fund Motion carried-6 yeas and 0 nays. At this stage in the meeting Mr. SCIIOOL BOARD Coutinucd oa Page Two Amusement Park Open Meeting June 26 Ml. Jchn Lawrence bf Taft Broad¬ casting Cerporation will be in Hunt¬ ley <in June 26th to discuss tlie pro¬ posed theme amusement park that tlioy are contemplating on building south of Huntley near tho tollroad. lliis meeting is open to the general public and will be held at Pinecrest Golf and Country Chib at 8:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the area residents of their rrcposed plan and also to answer questions that tihe people of this area may have. Pictured above are scenes from the Annual Huntley Lions Club Chicken Barbeque held at the Hunt¬ ley Fire Bam last Sunday, June 21, from II A.M. till 4 P.M. The BcUboque is held each year on Fathers Day -iind is tho club'.s main money making project during the year. Funds raised from the oc¬ casion are used for youth activities throughout the area and other Lions Activities. As in years past tho club sold all of the food prepared by the end of the day. Tbe event was termed a success by a Liems Club spokesman. Plenty of time to sign up for swimming, sponsored by tho Huntley Park District. $10.00 for ten days include trai»- portation to and from Elgin Academy pool Augut 6th thru August 17th. Two sessions 9:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 12:00. Bus Pick-t^ at Uie Vfflage Hall. 30 minutes before session begins. See Mr. Delaney or bring your money into the Higji Schoel office. All stud«)ts up to 9th grade. The Summer Recreadon Program, sponsOTed by the Huntley Park Dist¬ rict under the direction of Glen Delaney, is in full swing. The girls are meeting on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The boys are meeting on Thursday and' Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Cost to girls is $3.00 az*i to br..ys is $5.00. If interested there is room for y«i. Bring your money at the time yexi are scheduled. G. L. DelMiey.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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