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Dundee Days bed races are back

DUNDEE—Racing beds will be a feature of the annual Dundee Day this year.
Coordinator Linda Wright spoke to the Dundee village board with an update on the event, which is planned from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.
There had been discussion about both the time and route at the May 11 meeting of the village board, but Wright said the organizers would like to keep the route from Dollar General on Seneca Street to Grace Street.
She said Jim Koehler had been contacted about the boy scouts chicken barbecue, which is located next to the Baptist Church on Dundee Day and Koehler said he didn’t  feel it would interfere with the chicken barbecue.
Bed races were a highlight of Dundee Day more than a decade ago and organizers are also working to bring more activities to the event. Two other activities are ‘Groovy smoothies,’ which will be the popular beverages made in a blender that is powered by a bicycle and, for younger kids, bubble wrap stomping.
Wright said, “The whole premise is that we want to keep people in town.  Trustee Greg Wright said, “Hopefully down the road we will have even more events to keep people in the village.” Proceeds of this year’s special events will benefit Yates County Christmas for the Needy.
Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. said Seneca Street should be repaired in time for Dundee Day in July. Work is planned the second week in June. Wright said conditions of the street will be publicized. Cratsley said he would like a letter to be sent to residents of the bed race area to inform them about it.
In other business:
• Cratsley said the village has received a letter from the fire department regarding equipment that is needed for the department. Cratsley said the village needs quotes from three vendors, asking the fire department to have figures for the board for their June 8 meeting.
• Trustees approved a motion to allow code enforcement officer Gary Boardman to enforce village code on high grass. There are three properties that currently exceed the 10 inch grass height limit.
• Trustees approved purchase of materials for four catch basins in the village. Also approved, if there is money left after materials for the catch basins are purchased, was pipe. This passed on a four to one vote.
• Also approved if funds are available was money for wire, conduit and other materials for renovation of Christmas decorations. The matter was approved on a three to two vote.
• Trustee Wright thanked the Our Town Rocks group for the hydrangea trees that have been planted in the downtown area. Village Clerk Christine Sutherland thanked village resident Lillian Horton for planting flowers she had donated. Trustee Judy Duquette said she is waiting to hear from the Yates County Chamber of Commerce regarding the village’s request for funds for flowers. She said the chamber provided $250 in 2009.
• Streets Superintendent Andy Howell said he has received the permit for the railings that will be installed in front of the drug store. He said George Lawson will coordinate the time for installation.
The next meeting of the Dundee village board will be at 7 p.m. on June 8 in the village hall on Union Street. 
 





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