The Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking Citizen of the Year nominations for 2013. The nominee should have performed some significant public service, fostered pride in the community and/or made a lasting contribution to the quality of life in the area served by chamber, which is equivalent to the Hiawatha School District Boundaries. The nominee does not need to live in the area, provided he or she has been active in the community.
To nominate someone, describe in 150 words or less why your nominee deserves the award. Mail your nomination by May 3rd to the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, 2013 Citizen of the Year, PO Box 208, Kirkland, Illinois 60146. Please include your name and address on the nomination letter. The selection for Citizen of the Year will be recognized at a luncheon on June 6th! If you have any questions, please contact Ken Brooks at 815-522-9017 .
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard.
Pritchards Perspective 2-13
Pritchard Perspective 4-22-13
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.
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
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
The Village of Kirkland formally passed their Tax Levy Ordinance at the December 3rd Village Board meeting. Click here to view it online.
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.
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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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
The Kirkland Village Board passed Ordinance 12-2 at it’s January 2, 2012 meeting, outlining the Procedures for Public Discussion.
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