Village board 'dots' goals

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Throughout a full-day meeting Saturday, the village board began to identify potential top goals it would pursue in the coming two years.

The substantial list of ideas generated by trustees is subject to further review. At the end of the meeting, however, trustees were given dot-shaped stickers to place next to ideas they considered to be-?#34;at least in that moment?#34;potential top priorities.

Some ideas that garnered at least one sticker from trustees follow. The list is not organized in order of importance:

?  Reviewing the village's role as developer

?  Strengthen citizen commissions

?  Identify "performance indicators"

?  Establish "participatory planning" procedures

?  Fund a senior center

?  Not increasing the number of parking garages (4 dots); increasing parking supply (2 dots)

?  Create a financial evaluation model for economic development

?  Look at more ways to assist business districts

?  Define affordable housing

?  Repeal penalties for paying vehicle sticker fees late

?  Re-visit instituting a ban on smoking at indoor workplaces

?  Develop a plan for Madison Street

?  Look at streetscaping plans for various business districts

?  Institute the I-GO biking plan

?  Get a report from staff on how the village assists homeowners in complying with building codes

?  Retaining the YMCA

?  Developing a comprehensive plan

?  Establishing an animal shelter

?  Examining service delivery options (i.e. giving the community more ways to do things on the village's website)

?  Look at sustainable design policies

?  Explore creating an administrative headquarters for all government bodies

?  Hold a session on public safety issues

?  Review parking fees

? Improving the police department space

?#34;Katharine Grayson

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