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What Would You Improve in Bolingbrook for 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Bolingbrook, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Bolingbrook to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Bolingbrook wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below. 

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Tim Adams January 12, 2013 at 06:23 PM
I was just thinking that all of our suggestions to improve our community in appearance, recreation, and public safety come with costs. Most things we are asking for would either increase operating costs, or reduce some other program. For example, my suggestion for the bike lanes on arterial streets also would probably cost more than I ever thought, and would only benefit some of us. With that in mind, and considering I don't want to pay additional taxes, (who does?) I withdraw the suggestion.
Trey D January 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM
No, Tim Adams! Dont withdraw the suggestion! How much is a life worth? Bike lanes; sets rules, and standards. That suggestion is apart of making travel more safe! Cars are expected to be on the road and everyone else is all to often deemed as an obstacle of obstruction in some sort. Cars have roads, Pedestrians have sidewalks, and bikes should have lanes!
Ken Latham January 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Yes new mayor....
Judy McGhee March 13, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Code enforcement! Code enforcement! Code enforcement! I've been looking out my living room & dining room windows at a decrepit, in-ground pool for about 15 years! A shredded hanging cover, cracked & broken concrete, green rainwater, mosquitoes, etc. A view that's surrounded by a falling, piecemeal-patched stockade fence! Gutters falling, rotten soffits falling apart, etc. Code enforcement's been contacted again & again over the years & nothing changes! My kitchen window view isn't much better: A house with no gutters, bare dirt yard, broken blinds hanging, 4 large dogs who, at times, have puppies, dog poop everywhere with cleanup about 3 times a year (it smells in summer). Would like to sell out, but who would buy in the middle of this mess! Even went to City Hall--they were not interested and snotty. It took much insistence to get a few sheets of Village Codes & was told I could have the whole code for a cost of $100! How are people supposed to know the rules if they aren't provided a copy? It apparently doesn't matter if no one is enforcing them.
Judy McGhee March 13, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Code enforcement! Code enforcement! Code enforcement! I've been looking out my living room & dining room windows at a decrepit, in-ground pool for about 15 years! A shredded hanging cover, cracked & broken concrete, green rainwater, mosquitoes, etc. A view that's surrounded by a falling, piecemeal-patched stockade fence! Gutters falling, rotten soffits falling apart, etc. Code enforcement's been contacted again & again over the years & nothing changes! My kitchen window view isn't much better: A house with no gutters, bare dirt yard, broken blinds hanging, 4 large dogs who, at times, have puppies, dog poop everywhere with cleanup about 3 times a year (it smells in summer). Would like to sell out, but who would buy in the middle of this mess! Even went to City Hall--they were not interested and snotty. It took much insistence to get a few sheets of Village Codes & was told I could have the whole code for a cost of $100! How are people supposed to know the rules if they aren't provided a copy? It apparently doesn't matter if no one is enforcing them.

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