Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board

Among other business at their Tuesday meeting, trustees:

• talked about buying an $840,000 pumping engine for the fire department to serve as the village’s front-line engine. The engine it will replace, which is 11 years old, will become the second line engine, replacing a vehicle that is 25 years old. The price has increased $300,000 over the last three years and supply chain issues have caused a wait time of two years for delivery. Village President Tom Cauley encouraged the fire department to look at ways to share equipment with neighboring villages given the high cost.

“An $840,000 truck? It’s huge, and we’re a small village,” he said.

The purchase will be on the consent agenda at the board’s next meeting April 18.

• reviewed a $29,000 contract with Scarlett Entertainment to produce a 30-minute light show in honor of the village’s 150th anniversary at the conclusion of the final Uniquely Thursday concert Aug. 17. The show, which will be projected on the southern facade of the Memorial Building, will highlight photos of the village’s past and present. The contract will be on the consent agenda April 18.