Dundees still thinking about merging cop shops
First in a two-part series on proposals to merger some area local government services. Chances are growing slimmer that West Dundee, East Dundee and Sleepy Hollow will be able to combine their police forces to save tax money, as recommended by a recent study.
Sleepy Hollow has officially said “no thanks for now” to the proposal. But talks about the idea continue. And in an unexpected new twist, the possibility has emerged that big-brother Carpentersville also could join in the consolidation.
Last spring, the three villages’ boards commissioned a firm run by former Buffalo Grove Village Manager William R. Balling to do the study as one of five similar studies being done under the auspices of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The villages split the $22,500 cost with a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Balling discussed his findings and proposals at a joint meeting of all three village boards on Jan. 6 at the Dundee Township Senior Center.