2013 Pickin in the Park

Kirkland’s 5th annual Pickin’ In The Park

pickininthepark2011Wed. August 14th, 2013 – 6pm-10pm

In Franklin Township Park
South Street, Kirkland

Food.. Music.. Raffles..
Plain old fun!!!

Mark your calender and save the date!!

pickinginthepark

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Prevailing Wage Ordinance

At the June 3, 2013 General Board meeting, the village board of trustees unanimously voted to pass the Prevailing Wage Ordinance for 2013. You can read the ordinance via the link listed below.

Ordinance 13-03 Prevailing Wage

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Direct Energy Fuel Mix Report

Following is the Direct Energy PJM system-Wide Generation Fuel Mix report which shows where the sources of the electricity supplied are being gathered. Click on the link to read the full report.

Direct Energy

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Hortense Street Bridge

Following is the breakdown of the recently repaired Hortense Street Bridge, showing the financial obligations incurred by all parties. Click on the link to open the document.

Hortense St Bridge

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Waste Management Yardwaste Increase

Waste Management has announced that a price increase to yardwaste stickers will be effective for any stickers purchased after January 1, 2013. Click on link below for further information.

WM Yardwaste 2013

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2012 Tax Levy

The Village of Kirkland formally passed their Tax Levy Ordinance at the December 3rd Village Board meeting. Click here to view it online.

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Bridge on Hortense Street Reopens

After a full 812 days, the bridge on Hortense Street in Kirkland has reopened. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) closed the bridge more than two years ago after noticing some holes in the upper deck. That action set in motion a litany of agencies and procedures to be followed including engineering firms, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), DeKalb County government and others, to determine what needed to happen next.

Once it was determined that the bridge only needed the deck replaced, the Village of Kirkland was able to work with the County to get 80/20 financing to repair the bridge. The funding was made up with 20% or 160,000.00 coming from the village’ motor fuel tax fund, and the remainder coming from the county’s road and bridge fund. The Hortense Street bridge reopened on Friday, November 9th with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Representative Pritchard, the mayor of Kirkland, Les Bellah, Village Clerk Terri D’Amato and others.

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Kirkland 2012 Audit Report

The following pdf’s are of Kirkland’s 2012 Audit Report and a letter to the board of Trustees from the Village’s accounting firm, WIPFLI.

Kirkland 2012 Financial Audit

Letter to Board of Trustees

 

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New Ordinance Regarding the Keeping of Animals

The Village of Kirkland has adopted a new Ordinance Regarding the Keeping of Animals. This is a more modern ordinance regarding animals which will specifically allow the keeping of a limited amount of hens.

Click to read Ordinance No. _12-10__an ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE IX, CHAPTER 90, SECTION 90.15 REGARDING KEEPING OF ANIMALS. 

General information regarding hen coop license application

Public Notice of Intent to Construct a Hen Coop

Hen Coop License Application

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Procedures for Public Discussion Adopted

The Kirkland Village Board passed Ordinance 12-2 at it’s January 2, 2012 meeting, outlining the Procedures for Public Discussion.

ORDINANCE NO._12-02__

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION

WHEREAS, the Village of _Kirkland_ (hereinafter, the “Village”), _DeKalb_ County Illinois, is an Illinois municipal corporation; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Public Act 96-1473, the Illinois General Assembly recently amended the Illinois Open Meetings Act (“OMA”), 5 ILCS 120/1 et seq., to specifically require that any person shall be permitted an opportunity to address public officials under the rules established and recorded by the public body; and
WHEREAS, the Village Board has historically always liberally and openly encouraged public comment and discussion at its meetings; and
WHEREAS, the Village Board believes it is in the best interest of the Village to adopt specific procedures for public discussion at its meetings.

Click here to read full Ordinance

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