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ComEd Line Clearing

ComEd will conduct its annual tree trimming program during May and June. Work will be focused south of Main Street (72) to Strom Dr, and from Locust Dr east into East Dundee. Affected residents will be notified directly by ComEd.

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Employment Opportunity

The Village of West Dundee is accepting applications for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant to serve both the Community Development and Fire Departments, located at 100 Carrington Drive.

A successful candidate must be highly organized with significant database management and Microsoft Office experience. A basic understanding of municipal regulations affecting the built environment, as well as marketing and/or public relations experience are also sought. Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills and a strong sense for providing exceptional customer service are required.

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Dundee Township Historical Society News

The Dundee Township Historical Society is open from March through December, Weds & Sun 2:00-4:00pm, or by appointment. Click below for a copy of the DTHS Annual Newsletter, which provides information about 2014 programs.

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Andres Bike Park Grant Competition

CAMBR, the Chicago Area Mountain Bike Riders' organization, in partnership with the Village of Carpentersville, has been building a mountain bike trail network in Andres Park in Carpentersville.

The organization is a finalist for a $100,000 trail building project grant funded by Bell Helmets. This "finalist" designation recognizes the Andres' park volunteer effort in already building an excellent mountain bike trail and skill building area. However, a great amount of work remains and obtaining the Bell Helmets grant will go a long way in helping this effort.

The Bell Helmets grant is based on competitive voting, and competition is formidable. Voting will take place between April 21 and May 4. Please visit www.andrespark.org for more information and a direct link to the voting site. Please share this information to your friends and colleagues and ask their help in making the Andres Park Trail System the best in the Midwest.

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Neighborhood Traffic Violation Report Form

Residents can report minor traffic violations to the Police Department by completing a Neighborhood Traffic Violation Report Form regarding specific vehicles. This form is available by clicking below, and also on the Police Dept and Area Construction Projects pages of this site.

From these reports, the Police Department sends a courtesy letter to the vehicle owner advising them of the reported violation and encourages the driver to obey traffic laws. The form may also be used to report general traffic concerns by completing the "other" section of the form. All submissions will be reviewed by the Police Department.

This form should not be used to request emergency assistance or report crimes in progress. In these cases, dial 911.

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Construction Newsletter

The March edition of the Construction Times Newsletter is now available.

Work is scheduled to resume on the Routes 31 & 72 intersection improvement project on Wednesday, March 26.

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2014 Village Board Goals

In October of 2013, the West Dundee Village Board and Department Directors held a workshop to discuss the direction of the community in both the short and long term.

One of the outcomes of this meeting was the creation of a set of Village Board Goals for 2014. While the goals do not capture all of the many activities conducted by the West Dundee staff throughout the year, they do outline some high-level efforts that the Village will strive to undertake. The goals also allow residents and business owners in West Dundee the opportunity to see the Village Board’s priorities for the year.

Please click the link below to view the Village Board Goals. Over the coming months, please be on the look out for updates on progress toward achieving these goals.

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ComEd Cares - Financial Assistance Plans

ComEd has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds in 2014 to help customers facing financial hardship pay their electric bill. Through April 1, 2014 ComEd has adjusted the eligibility requirements for financial assistance programs for eligible residents including seniors, veterans and activated members of the armed services. In addition, the company is now offering flexible budget billing and flexible deferred payment agreement options to assist customers receiving higher than normal bills in light of the severe cold weather blanketing northern Illinois.

To apply for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship grant, or the State sponsored assistance programs, such as LIHEAP, customers should visit a local LIHEAP Agency such as Community Contacts, Inc at 100 S. Hawthorne, Elgin, (847) 697-8800.

For more information on any of ComEd’s assistance programs or to enroll in ComEd’s bill-payment assistance programs, call 1-888-806-CARE (2273) or visit ComEd.Com/CARE for more information.

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IDOT Online Comment Form

IDOT provides a question/comment submittal form on their website for issues related to roadways maintained by the State of Illinois, which would include Routes 31 and 72 in West Dundee.

This form can be used to communicate with IDOT on a variety of topics, such as reporting potholes or debris in the roadway, burned out streetlights, or construction related inquiries. Click below to access the form.

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Kane County Illinois workNet - Manufacturing Job Training

Did you know there are more manufacturing job openings in Kane County than there are applicants with the proper training? The Kane County Department of Employment and Education ATIM Program offers free training, plus assistance with transportation costs, equipment, uniforms and more. Call 630.966.1435, ext. 40081 to see if you qualify or click on the links below.

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Car Seat Safety Checks

Please be advised that the Village of West Dundee no longer provides child car seat safety checks.

Child car seat safety checks are available from Sherman Hospital, located at 1425 Randall Road in Elgin, by appointment. Please visit the Advocate Sherman Health website for additional information or call 224-783-8996 to set up an appointment.

Upcoming safety seat check events may also be posted to the website www.seatcheck.net.

Hydrogen Sulfide in the Water System

In response to questions and comments received from the community regarding the presence of hydrogen sulfide and chlorine residuals in the water system, the attached information is provided.

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Tree Care Information

Approximately 150 parkway trees will be planted as part of the 2013 parkway tree replacement program. To ensure the greatest chance of survival for these trees, the property owner is asked to assist in caring for new parkway trees planted in front of their location.

Attached are tree care guidelines, which will be provided to each owner receiving a new parkway tree.

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Water & Sewer Rates Effective 5/1/2013

A 2% increase to the water/sewer rates and $0.50 increase to the bi-monthly distribution charge went into effect throughout the community on May 1, 2013. All bills generated after this date will reflect these changes.

Click below for detailed rate information and calculation of total billing amount per 1,000 gallons of usage.

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Dundee Township Historical Society News

The Dundee Township Historical Society is open from March through December, Weds & Sun 2:00-4:00pm, or by appointment. Click below for a copy of the DTHS Annual Newsletter, which provides information about 2013 programs.

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Municipal Electrical Aggregation Program

Please visit the Resident Info Kit on our website for additional information.

Electronics Banned from Landfills

The Illinois Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which initially banned TVs and monitors from entering landfills beginning January 1, 2012, has been expanded to include the following electronics products:

- TVs & Monitors
- Printers
- Computers (including Laptops & Tablets)
- Electronic Keyboards & Mice
- Fax Machines
- VCRs & DVD Players & Recorders
- Portable Digital Music Players
- Video Game Consoles
- Small Scale Servers
- Scanners
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Cable & Satellite Receivers

These items must be returned for recycling or reuse. Manufacturers of these electronic devices in Illinois are required to accept them for recycling. A list of companies is available on the IEPA's website.

Electronics may also be dropped off for recycling at the Elgin ReStore at 800 N State St in Elgin from 9am to 6pm Wednesdays through Fridays and 9am to 4pm Saturdays, or at the West Dundee Public Works Facility at 900 Angle Tarn Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.

Kane County Recycles

This article provides a brief history and a look forward at recycling in Kane County and Dundee Township.

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ComEd Smart Ideas

ComEd's Smart Ideas program offers energy efficiency incentives, tools and tips from to help you take control of your energy usage and save money.

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Push of a Button

Click below for helpful and easy tips from the Police Department to avoid becoming a victim of vehicle break-ins.

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Recreational Fires

Although recreational fires are legal and do not require a permit, there are a few basic rules that need to be followed to ensure the health and safety of your family and neighbors.

Before breaking out the marshmallows and campfire songs, please review these rules to enjoy it all in a fire-safe and respectful manner.

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Emergency Assistance for Individuals with Special Needs

Both the State of Illinois and Kane County have enacted programs to ensure that individuals with special needs or disabilities gain the assistance needed in times of emergency or natural disaster.

Please pass this along to family and friends who care for individuals with special needs or the elderly.

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