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Inside * Park District Minutes • Senior Scene 35 cents The Himtlev Farmside Thursday, July 8,1999 A Press Publications newspaper«/ serving the Huntley community Volume 39, Issue 13 Village to hire six new police officers By Craig Wieczorkiewicz Press Publications Thanks to a new federal grant, the Himtley Police De¬ partment should increase its staff by six by the end of the year. The federal grant, which went mto effect this month, will pay for the salaries of six new officers for the next three years. The village still has to pay for the costs associated with traming the officers and pro¬ viding them with the proper equipment Police estimate that the training and equipment costs run between $5,000-$10,000 per officer. The startmg salary for police officers in Huntiey is about $30,000. With the grant paying for six officers over a three-year period of time, the village could save more than $540,000 in salary costs to increase its force to 18 officers. That may. seem like an un¬ usually hi^ mmiber of of¬ ficers for a commimity of only 5,000 people, but if the current trend of population growth in Huntley continues, the village could more than double its size by the end of the three years that the grant provides fimding for, village officials said. A comprehensive growth plan recently released by the village estimates that by 2020, Himtiey could be home to about 46,000 residents. A large number of those predicted new residents would be housed in the 5,500 homes plaimed for construction in the Sun City development. The Village Board recently approved the hire of the first three new officers, who will begin their tenures on the force on Tuesday. Village officials have said that expect the remaining three police officers to be hired by the end of August. Police officials said that the extra help will be welcome, particularly near the commu¬ nity's schools and along Route 47, the major road through Huntiey. Man exposes himself to girls near school Huntley police are in¬ vestigating in incident in which a man exposed himself to two girls. At about 4 p.m. July 1, the unknown white male called the girls over to his car to ask for directions, police said. The man had a map on his lap, and when the girls came to car, he exposed himself, police said. This happened near Mill and Lincoln Street, near a lo¬ cal grade school, police said. The man is described as being in his mid 30s, wearing a grey T-shirt, black work boots and a white baseball cap. He had a short military-type haircut with dirty blond hair, police said. The vehicle is described as a blue mid-90s Chevrolet Baretta with a thin red stripe on the side. The vehicle has no hubcaps on the driver's side, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Donald Hoffinan at the Huntley Police Department at (847) 669-2141. Open house Ttie Ellison tiome at 12101 W. Main St. in Huntley has undergone a major renovation, as slnown in tiiese before (top) and after (above) pliotos. Built in 1906, tliis house was the home of Mr. Wittomore, the magistrate of Huntley. In 1938, the Rev. Baumgartner, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, purchased the home. IVIany local residents were baptized, confirmed and married in the front parlor of this home. The Baumgartner family has sold the home to the present owners, Kevin, Dawn and Katy Ellison, who invite residents to an open house from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 11.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|