East Dundee Update

From the desk of
Allen Skillicorn
East Dundee Trustee

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.

Saturn Building

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.