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Residents complain about speed, noise

DUNDEE—Truck traffic continues to be a problem in Dundee.
Several weeks ago the village board received complaints about large trucks speeding on Rt. 14A, during the June 22 village board meeting.
Trustee Greg Wright said he had been approached about trucks that use Jake brakes while in the village. Jake brakes is a term used generically for a compression braking mechanism that opens exhaust valves in cylinders releasing compressed air trapped in the cylinders. This slows the vehicle, stopping or slowing large trucks.
Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. said he had spoken to Jim Merritt of the New York State Department of Transportation to learn what the village could do about the problem. Cratsley said the Yates County Sheriff and state police do patrol the village, but signs might help. Wright asked residents who see or hear trucks using this type of system in the village to write down the company name.
In other business: The board approved purchase of an ice maker for the fire department from Dibble Appliance for $3,822.40. Two bids were received and the amount bid was identical. Dibble was preferred because he is closer if repairs are needed.
• The board approved hiring Fisher’s Tree Service at a cost of $1,000 to remove two trees near the edge of the firehouse. The fire department had asked the trees be removed because limbs were coming down off the trees.
• Fire Chief Dan Peterson told the board that trucks are due for service this year and the department would like to take them to a facility in Cortland for the needed service. Past Chief Raymie Miller said the Cortland company has lifts and could inspect the entire truck. He said, “Our biggest concern is the pumps.” The request was approved.
• Assistant Streets Superintendent Doug Jayne reported he had caught someone stealing water from the village. The individual, who is employed by a maintenance company, said he had permission to take the water for use in a project for the railroad. Streets Superintendent Andy Howell suggested sending a letter to the company informing them that the water was not to be taken.
• Howell reported hydrant flushing is scheduled the week of July 19 to July 23.
• Entries are still being accepted for the bed race during Dundee  Day on July 10. Interested racers should contact Deb Wright at 607-243-7505.
The next meeting of the Dundee village board will be at 7 p.m. on July 13 in the village hall. 

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