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See Special Section For Spring Home Improvement - Begins On Page 7 ... SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 tCljt JKuntkp jFarmjJibe HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1992 - VOLUME 31, NUMBER 60 USPS 580-360 Enhanced 911 Starts Up This Week By Tracey Schwartz Fifth Grade Experiences Disabilities Enhanced 911 service to McHenry County starts up this week at midnight on April 6th. Huntley Fire Chief Dave Veath assures residents that the 669-2121 emergency fire line will continue to be in service until at least October to allow Huntley residents to get used to the new 911 service. HFPD has 1,000 new 911 telephone stickers for the public. To get stickers or ttsk questions stop in Station 1 between 7:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Enhanced 911 is much more advanced than regular 911 service. When a 911 call is placed, the resident's name, address and callback phone will come up on computer screen at the dispatch office. The information will automatically print out on a printer hooked up at each fire station. Eventually this system will provide other helpful information about each address such as medical backgrounds or hazardous materials in the building, Huntley Fire Protection District again stresses the importance of district residents properly displaying their correct 4 or 5 digit address numbers. Any single. Huntley Village Board Met In February All Village Board minutes are unofficial and are subject to review and approval at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees. At 8:00pm President Dhamer called to order the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees held February 13, 1992 in the Board Room of the Village Hall. Present were President Dhamer, Trustees Russ, Becker, Borowicz, Sheehan, Gow and Hoeft, as well as Village Administrator Krauss, Village Attorney Kukla and in the absence of Village Engineer Schwegel, Engineer Jeff Molar of Baxter and Woodman. Also attending were Public Works Director Nimbar and Building Inspector Ehrke. President Dhamer called for action on the January 9^ 1992 Regular Meeting minutes after which Trustee Becker made a motion to approve said minutes, seconded by Trustee Russ. Roll noted all ayes and the motion carried. He asked the Board for action also on the Special Meeting minutes of January 14, 1992. Trustee Sheehan made a motion to approve these minutes also, seconded by Trustee Russ and roll noted all ayes and motion carried. The Bill Review for January expense was next on the Agenda. Trustees posed questions to the Village Administrator regarding bills from William Meyer, Zukowski, Rogers and Flood, Computerland, John T. Spradlin and Greg Sears. After satisfactory answers, a motion was made by Trustee Sheehan, seconded by Trustee Russ, to allow payment of bills listed for January 1992, roll noted all ayes and motion carried. The Treasurer's Report was before the Trustees and after their examination of same, a motion was made by Trustee Sheehan, seconded by Trustee Russ, to accept the report as written. Roll noted all ayes and motion carried. President Dhamer in first communication brought the Prime Group's letter by its V.P., Walter Rist to Village Administrator Krauss dated February 5, 1992 re the Annexation it Zoning application to the Board's attention. The letter was a request to waive a substantial part of the $26,720 fee and suggested an appropriate fee of 13,000.00. Mr. Rist was present to address the Board in this regard. Trustee Hoeft asked that this be addressed at the Committee of the Whole meeting 2 or 3 digit addresses are obsolete and should not be used. The address numbers should be 3-4" high and posted on the home, garage door or mailbox. It is important that the address is easy to read from the street, especially at night. Any resident who does not know his or her correct 4 or 5 digit address should contact the Village HaU or the Huntley Post Office. Veath also warns that coriimercial or private residences with auto alarms and/or automatic dialers must continue to use 669-2121. and President Dhamer stated a work session is to be scheduled with the Prime Group and the Board to work this and other matters out. Village Administrator Krauss suggested that the fee of $3,000.00 be paid and to continue discussion of the fee with the Finance Committee so the project can continue to move forward. Mr. Rist agreed and left the meeting. The President, in the second communication, called representatives of the Huntley Park District to the table regarding a memo dated January 17, 1992 regarding the Huntley Picnic. Mr. Charles Yerke and Betsey Warrington were there to expound on the contents of said letter. They were requesting additional financial involvement and support from the village noting that the Park District had lost money in previous years on this project. Trustees asked what they were looking for and Mr. Yerke requested as a primary concern traffic control. The Trustees suggested the Park District meet with Chairman Gow and his Parks and Community Development Committee. The last communication was continued on page 10 The fifth grade class learned what it was like to have a disability by experience. Taping their mouth, cotton in their ears, or taping and arm, leg or hand let each find out what a disability would be like. More On Page 5 ... By Shari Himpelmann and Erin Parker Each month Sth grade studies a different special subject. For March, we are studying disabilities. We found out it is hard to be in a wheelchair. We took turns having someone push us around the room. Then we-tried pushing ourselves. We had difficulty turning comers and getting in and out. We tried crutches, too. We found our size crutches, then we tried going around the course set up in the rooin. We had a lot of trouble picking up things and bending over. It was very hard to go fast, too. We also got to try a T.D.D. machine, which stands for Telecommunication Device for the Deaf. We called a person and most of us got to type a message. We got to try a reacher. A reacher is a long stick that has a claw on the end which opens when you press down a button. This helps a lot when you are in a wheelchair and you need to get something that is too high for you to reach. We all got frustrated when something would fall when we were trying to get it off a shelf. Everyone had a lot of fun with the equipment. Most of the equipment came from Easter Seals, but two wheel¬ chairs came from the Huntley Legion. Mrs. Susan Martino came to speak with us about disabilities. She works at Easter Seals, so she had a lot to tell us. Everyone loved having her come to talk with us. She was very helpful to us since we were studying disabilities. Cathy Lutkin is hearing impaired. She came to speak with us about how she handled her disability. It was very neat how she did sign language for everything she said. - Also, Kristi Albertson came to talk with us. She is in a wheelchair. She told us how she handled getting around in a wheelchair, and how she handled being with people. Everyone in fifth grade loved having these speakers and using the disability equipment.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|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|