Braidwood upgrades village website
By Mary Baskerville For The Herald-News August 30, 2012 11:44AM
Updated: October 3, 2012 6:12AM
WILMINGTON — Action at City Hall centered recently on improving communication.
First, Mayor Bill Rulien announced that updates to the city’s website have been implemented. The newly designed website will be more functional, and have quicker load times, he said.
In addition, he said, the city is now on Facebook “for the younger crowd.” Recent posts have advised about West Nile virus, the upcoming classic car show, and even a posting Wednesday night reading suggesting residents enjoy the beautiful late summer: “Have a nice evening :) It’s beautiful outside.”
Photos include those labeled “Ladies of City Hall” and 188 photos of the recent SummerFest parade and celebration.
And, in another effort to communicate with residents, the council voted unanimously to approve a variance for an electronic sign at 141 W. Main St. for City Hall.
The variance came with the recommendation of the zoning board for approval. During the public hearing for the variance held Aug. 6, questions were raised about whether the sign would cause any illumination problems. The city responded that the sign is of the same variety as that already used by the fire department. The sign will be at the drive entrance to City Hall and because it is a one-way-in drive, Rulien said it should not cause any problems.
During the hearing, Commissioner Jim Hutton said the electronic sign will be useful for informing citizens when things like the recent fire hydrant break occur.