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RESOLUTION NO. 23-75 <br />REQUESTING COOK COUNTY BOARD TO CONTINUE PROVIDING <br />TELETYPE WEATHER INFORMATION TO COMMUNITIES <br />WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners has in the past supported <br />the dissemination by radio teletype of certain weather forecasts, radar sum- <br />maries, weather watches, and warnings originated by the Chicago office of the <br />National Weather Service; and <br />WHEREAS, these radio teletype transmissions have been received by nearly <br />one -hundred officially designated stations comprising the Cook County Civil <br />Defense Network, an organization set-up by the Cook County Civil Defense <br />Agency, approved by the Illinois Civil Defense Agency and authorized and <br />licensed by the Federal Communications Commission; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village owns and operates radio tele- <br />type equipment for the purpose of receiving these weather forecasts on a <br />twenty-four hour a day basis and uses the information received to brief <br />village emergency crews coming on duty each morning on the day's expected <br />weather conditions; and <br />WHEREAS, weather watch and warning messages received by this radio tele- <br />type system are used by the Elk Grove Civil Defense Agency to alert Village <br />Officials, emergency workers, the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove <br />Park District, and all elementary District 59 schools of the weather condi- <br />tions. And the Outdoor Warning Siren System (OWSS) is activated to alert the <br />citizens of Elk Grove Village when a warning message is received on the tele- <br />printer. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the President and Board of Trustees <br />of the Village of Elk Grove Village hereby impeach, implore and request the <br />Cook County Board of Commissioners to continue providing teletype weather <br />information to communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Region, including Elk <br />Grove Village. <br />PASSED this Ilth day of March , 1975. <br />APPROVED this Ilth day of March , 1975. <br />ATTEST: <br />c-_ <br />Village ,Elerk <br />