First Montgomery State of Village meeting scheduled
By Judy Pochel For Sun-Times Media January 8, 2014 10:38AM
Matt Brolley is the mayor of Montgomery.
Updated: February 10, 2014 11:46AM
Residents and business leaders in the village of Montgomery will become part of a new tradition when they attend the first State of the Village meeting in February.
“It’s not something that has been done here before, but it is important that we talk to the residents and we go over what we have done and what we plan to do in the future,” said Mayor Matt Brolley.
The event is slated for the morning of Feb. 13 when business leaders, lawmakers and residents will be invited to attend. Brolley said highlights would include discussion surrounding the Tax Increment Financing District as well as other plans to spur business development in the community.
When selecting the time, Brolley said it will be during the early part of the day to make sure business leaders can be in attendance and will be held in conjunction with the Montgomery Economic and Development Corporation during that group’s Climate Enhancement Committee.
“The goal is to get most of the area business people to come, but it is open to the public as well,” he said.
Brolley made a point of showing the Gettysburg Address to trustees and those in attendance at a previous Village Board meeting.
While this will be the first State of the Village address, Brolley said it may be something others want to continue to do in the years to come.