A press release from East Dundee Township Village Trustee Allen Skillicorn
East Dundee News Update
Spring and summer are here and I wanted to give you an update about what is happening in East Dundee. The East Dundee portion of property tax bills actually went down slightly this year for residents. Even though my fellow trustees rejected my “Freeze The Levy” plan to provided more tax relief, they did compromise by hiking the levy a smaller amount than originally planned. I will continue pushing my “Freeze The Levy” plan to help all property owners during these tough economic times.
River Haven Subdivision
Construction of the Senior and Veteran Housing will begin this summer in the field just north of River Haven, where Dominick’s once was. The additional residents in that location should help us attract the full-service grocery store we desperately need.
A large used car franchise, J.D. Byrider, has bought the vacant Saturn dealership. Renovation will begin this summer and they plan on hiring 25 employees.
Downtown along Rt. 72
Two new businesses are moving into the downtown area. Made to Measure, a quality control engineering firm has purchased and is renovating the vacant brick building at 302 E. Main. The building originally was built as a Buick dealership almost 80 years ago. Directly across River Street, Van’s Frozen Custard is moving in. Both buildings are trying to preserve historically accurate, yet current architecture.
Unless you opt out of aggregation, most homeowners should see a couple hundred dollars of savings over the next 12 months. Electricity and billing still comes from ComEd, the only difference will be slightly lower electricity bills. Homeowners will be automatically enrolled, so you don’t need to do anything to sign up.
New Drinking Water Treatment Plant
As you read this, the new lightly-softened village water system should be online. Our new water treatment plant offers better quality water than the previous well and system. Areas with older pipes and infrastructure will see additional cloudiness until the entire system is flushed clear. Feel free to contact me or the water department for more details.
I want to publicly thank the Robert Skurla and Doug Bergren of the Economic Development team for their hard work and accomplishments. I also need to thank Water Superintendent Tim Wilson for successfully implementing the water system.
Feel free to contact me directly at 847-417-5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.