By Lynne Beard
For the Star-Gazette
Roger Lauder, Emergency Services Disaster Coordinator for Cass County, spoke to the board on February 12 on joining Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN).
Chandlerville would have access to statewide manpower, resources, and equipment for 5 days at no charge for man-made or natural disasters. The premise is based on neighbor helping neighbor. The cost to the village is $25 per year. Mr. Lauder said, “It is harder to get a federal declaration. This program is a godsend for smaller communities.” The board received an informational packet and decided to join the network.