City Council Will Stream Its Meetings

City Council Will Stream Its Meetings

Woodstock City Council meetings soon will be available to watch online. Beginning this winter, each of the council’s twice-monthly meetings will be livestreamed and archived to the city’s website. The City Council approved a contract Oct. 3 with web video company...
New Development Approved for Highway 14

New Development Approved for Highway 14

Plans are moving forward for a new commercial complex with a drive-thru on Highway 14 after the Woodstock City Council backed the development at its Sept. 5 meeting. Chicago-based Troutman and Dams LLC wants to build a 10,400-square-foot, multi-unit complex in front...
Council Members Differ on Tax Increase

Council Members Differ on Tax Increase

Following a public hearing on the matter, city officials differ on whether or not to implement a home-rule sales tax in Woodstock — and if so, how much the city should charge. The City Council is considering increasing  Woodstock’s sales tax on general merchandise....
City Sets Property Tax Levy

City Sets Property Tax Levy

The Woodstock City Council approved an ordinance Dec. 6 setting its 2016 property tax levy at $9.26 million that forgoes an inflationary increase. The 2016 levy is $77,605 higher than last year’s total, which city officials said is attributable solely to new growth in...
Council Discusses Keeping Courthouse

Council Discusses Keeping Courthouse

City officials support retaining long-term public ownership of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House as Woodstock continues to restore the historic property and search for new uses for the old buildings. A report discussed by the Woodstock City Council Nov. 15...
Woodstock Mulling Downtown Mural

Woodstock Mulling Downtown Mural

A proposal for a downtown mural highlighting Woodstock’s entertainment bona fides received a warm reception from city officials. The Woodstock City Council discussed the mural during its Nov. 15 meeting, when graphic designer Michael Stanard, owner of Woodstock’s One...
Woodstock Police to Wear Body Cameras

Woodstock Police to Wear Body Cameras

Woodstock police officers will be outfitted with body cameras in a move city officials said is aimed at ensuring accountability from police and members of the public alike. Each of the Woodstock Police Department’s patrol officers will be issued body-worn cameras in...

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