In light of questions I have received about building permits, I added a page outlining the general situations in which a building permit is and isn’t required in the Village of Broadlands. Also included is a link to a downloadable building permit application form, for your convenience. The permit page is accessible from the menu on the right-hand side of this page and entitled ‘Building Permits.’ A link to the Broadlands Zoning Ordinance is also included on that page, as well as on the Ordinances page.
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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.
Several much-needed changes will be happening around town.
First, the Village Board has agreed to install a water-bill drop box at the Village Hall. This way, residents need not mail in water bill payments each month (and spend 44 cents, and risk mis-delivery).
Second, the park equipment should be updated by the July 4th holiday. The Village has scheduled concrete work to be done the second week of June. Assuming the concrete workers are on schedule, the park should be finished shortly. Just as a reminder, the update consists of removal of some older swings and other equipment, and installation of new play equipment and a water fountain.
Finally, electrician Dave Parsons was selected to fill the Trustee vacancy left by Matt Buffington when he became the Acting Mayor.
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.
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
As they become available, the 2010 Broadlands Village Board meeting minutes will be posted here.