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The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here

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Bateman County Line

(SUN AUG 21 2022) … Barrington-Countryside FPD firefighters and paramedics worked at the scene of a rollover crash with injuries at Bateman Road and County Line Road Barrington Hills. Second ambulance requested based on caller report. BC38 on arrival reports two vehicles with heavy damage, and one vehicle on its side, no entrapment. Extrication response held up. Paramedics evaluating two patient; one transport, one refusal. Firefighter/paramedics also helping a dog that was in one of the vehicles.

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S. Allison Murray

S. Allison Murray

Allison Murray, a former physician assistant with an extensive record of community and volunteer service, has been appointed to the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District board of trustees.

She is the first woman to serve as trustee in the district’s 82-year history. Her appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Paul Struck, who recently moved to another community.

Murray, a 12-year resident of the district, has worked as an emergency department physician assistant at several hospitals in Knoxville, Tennessee and as a physician assistant in anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

“In a district where the vast majority of our calls are for emergency medical services, I’m hopeful that my ED background can provide additional perspective and vision,” she said. ”

Murray is active as a volunteer, coordinating a series of educational programs for K-2 students in Barrington Community Unit School District 220 that focus on specific animals and plants native to Illinois. She also serves on auxiliary boards for Chicago Charity Clays, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, and Second City Canine Rescue.

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The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Board meets at  6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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BCFPD Photo

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees usually meets on the third Monday of the month. However, no agenda is posted on the District’s website, nor is a notice of cancellation of the meeting.

If the meeting goes forward this evening, the Board should note:

“Public bodies that have a website must post the agenda of any regular meetings of the governing body (i.e. County Board, Board of Trustees, Board of Commissioners, School Board, etc) at least 48 hours prior to said meeting. Any agenda of a regular meeting that is posted on a public body’s website shall remain posted until the regular meeting is concluded.”

For the recorded, this is not the first time we’ve noticed the BCFPD has neglected to post required notifications.  If an agenda appears later today, we’ll notify readers.

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BCFPD Photo

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • Election of President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Swearing-in of new Trustee Allison Murray.
  • Appointment of Attorney and Auditor.
  • Consideration and possible approval of a Resolution setting the date for the public hearing on the Combined Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for 2022-2023
  • Consideration and possible approval of a Resolution Ratifying the Second Addendum to the January 1, 2020 Agreement between the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and Paramedic Services of Illinois, Inc.

A copy of their agenda can be viewed and saved here.

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Board of Trustees pictured breaking ground last year on a $5 million fire station at 1004 S. Hough St.

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) Board of Trustees meets tonight at 6:30 PM at 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • Consideration and possible approval of Landscape agreement for 1004 S Hough (May we see the bids, please?)
  • Consideration and possible approval of salary adjustments for personnel (When was the last time personnel got an “adjustment,” and what “adjustment” is now being considered?)
  • Consideration and possible approval of a proposal for a new ambulance (What is being proposed, and how many companies bid?)

As one might suspect, we’re not pleased with the amount of information provided to tax payers by the BCFPD, and we haven’t been for years. Their agendas lack any information for residents to consider attending, and minutes are nonexistent for this or any other meeting according to their website.

We’ll have more to say on this lack of transparency, but for now, a copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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Carpentersville Fire

Firefighters in a Chicago suburb won their appeal to remove the Service Employees International Union from their workplace. False claims by SEIU bosses complicated the process.

Carpentersville, Illinois, firefighter Nick Salzmann has won his appeal to decertify the local union chapter from representing him and his coworkers.

Salzmann petitioned to hold a vote about whether to separate from the union back in September. Service Employees International Union bosses misled him on how to go about it.

“We’ve been going back and forth with the union to have that vote to no avail, so we brought in help from National Right To Work to file everything to decertify,” Salzmann said in January.

80% of the firefighters were in favor of separating, but the Illinois Labor Relations Board prevented them from voting based on allegations from SEIU. Union officials attempted to delay the vote by claiming Carpentersville officials violated bargaining procedures.

Salzmann appealed the decision, contending SEIU wasn’t following procedures by refusing to hold a vote.

“The union walked away from the bargaining table twice when the Employer could not guarantee that the decertification process would not proceed,” Salzmann said in his appeal.

More here.

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Crash 1

Two people were taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates after a two-vehicle, head-on collision in Barrington Hills.

According to the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, the crash occurred at 5:45 p.m. at Dundee Road and Old Sutton Road. All occupants were out of the vehicles by the time first responders arrived, firefighters said.

Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Firefighters said there was heavy damage to the vehicles.

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