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Village Manager's Blog

Top 10 Things to Explore on the New Website

Kiraly_webBy Village Manager Phil Kiraly

The Village is excited to announce the launch of our fully redesigned website. Throughout the redesign process, ensuring that the website is resident-focused has been our primary goal. We hope that you find the new website both easy to navigate and useful. 

As we continue to improve the website over the next few months, please submit feedback to the Village Manager’s Office by e-mailing info@villageofglencoe.org.

Here are the top 10 things that staff suggest exploring on the new site:

  1. Service Request System
    Use the Service Request feature to report issues–nearly anything from missed garbage collection to a pothole–or to make a service request, such as scheduling House Watch Service with Public Safety while you’re on vacation. No downloads necessary!
  2. Transparency Portal
    The Village is committed to promoting transparency in all our operations. This portal gives you quick access to financial information, contracts, compensation reports, records requests and more.
  3. General Forms & Applications Document Center
    This a one-stop-shop for residents, businesses and special event organizers. Find forms and applications for almost anything–from hosting a block party, to applying for a liquor license to registering your home alarm system.
  4. Building Permits & Applications Document Center
    Again, this is a one-stop-shop but with contractors and home remodelers in mind. Check here for everything you need to work with the Building & Zoning Division on your next project.
  5. Village Manager’s Blog (You are here!)
    Get an inside perspective on what’s happening in local government from Village Manager Phil Kiraly. Stay tuned to the Village’s social media account for links to the new blogs as they are posted.
  6. Village e-News
    We’ll be posting some really great information on the website, but we know that you won’t likely check it everyday. Let us send the most relevant information right to your inbox. Subscribe here. Don’t forget to register for Glencoe Connect as well for emergency alerts and urgent service information.
  7. GIS Glencoe Community Portal 
    Website visitors will have access to a new and improved portal with all sorts of useful information, including a summary of your property information, a list of government representatives, local service details, zoning information and more–all searchable by address.
  8. Community Improvement Program Story-Map
    This interactive map provides important details about the community investments being made in the coming year. You’ll find detailed project descriptions for upcoming roadway and sidewalk improvements, stormwater projects, water main replacements and other critical infrastructure improvements.
  9. Historic Glencoe Story-Map
    As you may know, Glencoe is home to world-class architecture. Use this interactive map featuring the Historic Glencoe Architectural Survey to learn more about historic homes and locations. 
  10. Business Directory
    Looking for a local business but not sure where to start? We created a searchable list for that.