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Speedy Electronic Alerts Available

Instant Access  to Flower Hill Residents

The weather has not been very cooperative this summer. It was the first year that the village officials of Flower Hill had proposed a series of events to take place in the Flower Hill Park.

On several occasions, these special outdoor events had to be cancelled at the last minute. A new telephone alert system was put to the test and allowed all of the residents to be notified that a change of date had been made and that the planned event was cancelled. The latest use of this system was an announcement that the block party, scheduled for Sept. 12 was rained out and that the rain date of Sept. 13 would be used.

At the monthly board meeting, the mayor and the trustees explained that the system would allow for speedy alerts in case of emergency road closures, storm damage, local disasters, etc. The mayor can use the system to notify all the residents of the village or just those on a particular street.  In these electronic times, it’s great to get local information in such a timely and easy manner on a landline, computer, cell phone or other wireless device. If you have not been receiving these updates, please call the village hall at 627-500 and provide the information needed to add you to the call list.

The meeting also included a public hearing covering a moratorium on alternative energy wind turbines and amending that part of the village code, which pertained to commercial signage in the village.

The next monthly meeting on Oct. 5, at 8 p.m., will focus on infectious diseases. Dr. Marvin Tennenbaum, a specialist in this field, will speak about the H1N1 virus (known as swine flu). Topics will include transmission, prevention, vaccinations and much more. There will also be a question and answer session to address any of your concerns. (See story on page two.)