2017 Street Improvement Updates:
The Village’s Comprehensive Plan:
The Village of Brookfield is pleased to announce that it has embarked on a new Comprehensive Plan to guide its strategy in the next decade. In 2016 the Village secured a major grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to update the Village of Brookfield’s 2020 Master Plan. The Village engaged RATIO as the consulting firm to assist the Village with this update. In Illinois, a Comprehensive Plan is required by law. That law empowers municipalities to analyze their community and plan for the future. Each municipality’s Comprehensive Plan must contain certain elements, such as; a vision statement, a land use plan, a transportation plan, and a housing plan. Brookfield’s plan goes further it will study natural resources, community character, public art, economic development and it will focus on realistic ways to implement these plans. Stay involved by signing up for the Village’s emails and reviewing the Comprehensive Plan’s website.
The Village and RATIO held the first public workshop! On Wednesday, April 26th fifty residents and community members joined the discussion about Brookfield’s future. There were five different stations where residents learned about the planning process and engaged in dialogue with each other. Some of the topics covered were visual preferences, updates to the 2020 Master Plan, and visions for specific areas in the community. Continue to check the website for more ways to engage and be part of planning Brookfield’s future!
Financial and Water Reports:
Want to know more about what expenses the Village of Brookfield has every week? The Village Board of Trustees approves a “Warrant List” that contains every expenditure of the Village at every meeting of the Board of Trustees. This list is always available to anyone who wishes to review it as part of the weekly Board of Trustees Packet.
CodeRed Emergency Alerts
The CodeRED system allows you to receive telephone notification of severe weather warnings, tornadoes, flash floods or other warnings issued by local authorities. It is free to homes, businesses and individuals.