Category Archives: Local Government

Past Minutes, Bills, and Financial Reports online

Where available, the monthly minutes of the Village of Broadlands meetings, bill listings, and financial reports have been posted here, spanning from 1993 to the present.  Links to those pages are in the menu on the right-hand side.  All items are downloadable Adobe pdf files.

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An Official Website for Broadlands? Your input requested.

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.

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“Dry” Broadlands? I think not.

I heard a rumor recently.  The story goes something like this: at a recent “meeting” I supposedly announced my desire to make our village “dry” — meaning, banning the sale of alcohol in town. This is ridiculous for several reasons. Continue reading

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2010 Village Minutes posted

As they become available, the 2010 Broadlands Village Board meeting minutes will be posted here.

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Response from IDOT regarding Road 200 N

I received a response today from IDOT regarding Broadlands Road (200N / State Street).  While I am not thrilled with the response, at least the department responded promptly.  The gist of the letter seems to be that IDOT will do only the barest of maintenance to roads like this except in cases where the Department can dump responsibility for the road onto another jurisdiction.  However, once another governmental unit accepts responsibility for a road, IDOT would likely have no future obligation to repair it. 

The letter is here: IDOT-letter

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2006 – 2008 Broadlands Village minutes posted

The Village Clerk has kindly provided the minutes for village meetings from 2006 to 2009. The minutes from 2006-2008 have been posted here. Also, the gaps in the 2009 minutes have been filled in.

2006-08 minutes page

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2009 Village Board Minutes and more posted

The minutes of the Broadlands Village Board meetings have been posted here. In addition to minutes, you will find statements of bills and financial reports. All posted material is for your convenience and information, and is published unofficially. For official documents, please contact the Village of Broadlands.

2009 Broadlands Village Board meeting documents

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