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Posted on: February 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Village President Matt Brolley Presents State of the Village

On Thursday, February 13th, Village President Matt Brolley presented his inaugural State of the Village address to about 80 business leaders, elected officials and citizens. Special guests in attendance included Jim Bryant from Congressman Bill Foster’s office, Cristina Mancini from Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s office, Christine Hannon from Senator Linda Holmes’ office, State Rep. Kay Hatcher from the 50th District, State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit from the 84th District, Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, and Oswego Village President Brian LeClercq, as well as other county and local officials.

President Brolley presented an informative overview of the Village’s accomplishments in 2013, its financial condition, economic development activities and plans and goals for 2014 and beyond. Projects completed this year include:

? Orchard Road Tax Increment Financing District
? New Comprehensive Plan
? Major upgrade to Boulder Hill watermain system
? Transfer of dispatch services to KenCom
? 3rd Avenue water main and stormwater improvements

President Brolley highlighted several initiatives and projects on the horizon for 2014, including:
? Sam’s Club opening
? Completion of Route 30 and 30/31 improvements
? Marketing of Montgomery and especially new TIF district
? Additional weather warning siren
? New Strategic Plan
? Launching of the expanded Stuart Sports Complex

President Brolley emphasized that the Village will continue to advocate for the widening of Route 30 west to Route 47, opening of the canoe chute in Montgomery in order to increase recreational opportunities on the river, and expansion of Metra service into Montgomery and beyond.

In conclusion, President Brolley outlined some of the many reasons that make Montgomery a great place to live, including recreational opportunities and wildlife along the Fox River, beautiful parks and well-tended homes. Brolley expressed appreciation for new businesses and residents who have come to Montgomery, and stated, “We anticipate that as Montgomery continues to grow, that we will do so in a thoughtful and controlled way so that we can retain our small town feel and all the things we love about Montgomery.”

The full presentation of the State of the Village is available on the Village’s YouTube channel and via a link on the Village’s website.

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