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East Dundee to hold Tuesday Talks for residents’ input, questions

East Dundee Village President Lael Miller.

East Dundee Village President Lael Miller.

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Updated: March 3, 2014 2:59PM

EAST DUNDEE — What do you think about the direction the village is going?

Have some ideas? Or concerns? You can soon share them with your village president and trustees.

Beginning in March, the village board will host a Tuesday Talks session in order to give residents and business owners an opportunity to discuss issues affecting them and the East Dundee community.

The first of the quarterly Tuesday Talks will be held March 18, at the Visitor’s Center, 319 River St. There will be two sessions, one at noon and another at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

“We’d like residents and business owners to come and meet their village president, trustees and professional staff in a casual atmosphere and to gain a better understanding of the plans for the village,” said Karen Blair, the village’s marketing director.

Trustee Allen Skillicorn lauds the initiative.

“One of the biggest things that people want to know is, what’s going on? And not everyone can make it to a meeting Monday night or during the meeting can’t directly ask the village president and trustees questions,” he said. “People are always curious — what’s going on here at this site? Or what’s going on over there? Now they can actually ask these questions and find out.”

Village President Lael Miller came up with the idea to hold Tuesday Talks sessions in the village. During last year’s election he ran for the village’s top position on the platform of making East Dundee more transparent.

“This is an initiative that President Miller wanted to launch to gain input from the residents and to keep them informed,” Blair said.

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