At the April Village meeting, I proposed the idea of an official Village of Broadlands website. Ideally, this would be a site residents could visit to find whatever information they need about our village. Of course, all village minutes, ordinances, and financial information would be available. I believe residents have a right to easy access to all of this information (which was my motivation in starting this small site). I also think that if the Village plans to enforce its rules, then the Village must ensure that residents have complete availability to all the relevant information.
Your input would really be appreciated. Are there any features or information you would like to see presented on a village website?
I have several ideas. First, the village should look into accepting water bill payments online. I proposed installing a slot for in-person payments at the Village Hall, but due to security concerns, that idea has not been acted upon to date. Second, there should definitely be an online comment/complaint/suggestion form, so residents can express their opinions (anonymously, if they wish) to the village. There could also be a page or section devoted to community events or organizations.
If anyone has any suggestions, or if anyone even thinks a website would be useful (or not), please feel free to contact me or post a comment here. Thanks for your help.