Brookfield Township has improved its public access to information by updating its web site and posting an information kiosk in the lobby of the administration building.
The trustees hired Commercial Grade Websites of Brookfield to update the website and, with the help of Officer Coordinator Tabatha Dickson, it includes a list of upcoming meetings, copies of township ordinances, job postings, lists of employees, and cemetery pricing and policies.
Trustee Dan Suttles said the website offers the ability for people to file complaints.
“There’s a form they fill out, and they can submit it to either us individually as trustees or to Tabatha,” he said Oct. 5.
For some people, it will be easier to register their concern this way than to do it at a public meeting, he said.
promoThe kiosk is a tablet computer connected to a printer. Icons on the computer screen list documents that are available, including an employment application and forms for security check requests, complaints or commendations, ride along requests and public records requests. Touch the icon and the document prints, said Police Chief Dan Faustino.
The kiosk was acquired for free through a federal military surplus program, while CARES Act funds were used to upgrade the tablet and buy the kiosk software.
The kiosk helps reduce the amount of contact some township officials need to have with members of the public, Faustino said.
“They can come in, print, get what they need,” he said. “You don’t have a lot of interaction with either Tabatha at the window, or going to the fiscal officer.”