Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Woodstock's Bike Plan

On the City's website (http://www.woodstockil.gov/) I noticed this morning that the City of Woodstock was inviting comments on the Master Bicycle Plan. I visit the City's website several times weekly, and this was the first time that this item caught my attention, so I clicked on the link to read the message behind the message. Here it is...


"The City of Woodstock’s Transportation Commission has completed writing the City’s first Bicycle Master Plan, and the Plan is currently available for review at the Department of Public Works, the Public Library, and the City Manager’s Office in City Hall. Interested residents may review the Plan at any of these locations until October 21 at which time the Transportation Commission will consider written and/or verbal comments. Written comments on the Plan must be submitted to the Department of Public Works (326 Washington Street or via e-mail at pwdept@woodstockil.gov) by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14. Interested parties may also comment verbally during the Transportation Commission’s meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 21 in the Council Chambers in City Hall. Please contact the Department of Public Works at 815.338.6118 if you have questions regarding the Bicycle Plan or the Transportation Commission."

Where's my calendar? What is today's date? Oh.... November 17. Guess I missed those opportunities. Did anyone else go?

By the way, the Transportation Commission will meet tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 18, 7:00PM, at City Hall. Why not show up and shock the commissioners with attendance by the public? Let them know they are not invisible and that their efforts are appreciated.

Ooops, I hate it when I check for agendas of meetings that are required to be published for public bodies. The notice of the meeting is to appear on the City's website 48 hours ahead of the meeting date. It's on the Community Calendar but not on the Transportation Commission's webpage for announcement of meetings and publication of the agenda.

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