Monday, February 24, 2014

Village Hall Update

Check our Facebook page for updated construction photos and expected timeline for the first Board meeting in the new Board room.  As you can see from the photos, the carpeting is in and the crew will start to finalize fixtures this week and next.

Friday, February 21, 2014

What is a CAFR?

A CAFR, or Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, is a set of financial reporting documents that detail the current financial standing of a governmental entity.  For the Village of Little Chute, this document, which is independently audited, provides the Village and general public with a very comprehensive overview of our financial standing.  

Each year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), recognizes units of government at the state, county and local level with Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in their Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program).  This year, the Village of Little was again recognized for excellence in financial reporting for the year of 2012.  As printed in the Times Villager on Saturday, February 15th, the Village of Little Chute was one of only 27 municipalities in the state of Wisconsin to be recognized for such an achievement.  

One of the great things about the Village of Little Chute's website is that all these reports are available at your fingertips.  In addition to the annual CAFR, the Village also produces an annual budget and an annual five year Capital Improvement Plan.  So if you have interest in municipal financial reporting, all the information you would want (and more), is available at your pleasure on the Village's website.  You can be sure that the Village's Finance Department is working hard to ensure sound financial management practices while allowing for transparency into the process.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Village Hall Addition Update

The work in the Village Hall addition continues to move forward, as doors, trim and other fixtures are currently being installed and finalized.  Below is a photo in the new addition, looking south towards the dais of the new Boardroom.  To see even more photos of your new Village Hall, be sure to stop by the the Village Facebook page for an inside look.  Check back from time to time as we will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Little Chute Receives Community Leadership Award

On Thursday, January 30th, the Village of Little Chute received the Fox Cities Greenways Community Leadership award for work related to improving pedestrian bicycle opportunities.  Accepting the award on behalf of the Village was Village President Mike Vanden Berg, Parks and Recreation Director Tom Flick, and Village Trustee Bill Peerenboom.  For more information on Fox Cities Greenways and the award, check out the Fox Cities Greenways Blog.

Pictured Left to Right: President Mike Vanden Berg, Dave Muench (Fox Cities Greenways), Park and Rec Director Tom Flick and Village Trustee Bill Peerenboom.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What government expenditures are most important to you?

The Village of Little Chute's website has a great deal of information and interactive features available for residents, business owners, and visitors.  One feature on the website that has recently been updated is the web poll.

As you can imagine, it is important for the Village to know what services are most important.  To complete the poll, simply follow the link above and select the service which is most important to you.  Be sure to check back from time to time, as our poll question will be changed on a rolling basis.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Village Hall Expansion Project is Progressing!

To get a sneak peak of what your new Village Hall will look like, be sure to stop by the Village of Little Chute Facebook page to see some great exterior and interior photos.  Some of the interior photos are of the new Board Room, which is going to be a great facility for the Village.

Be sure to subscribe to our blog by adding your address or checking back regularly.  We will be updating more photos in the days and weeks ahead!