City Sidewalk Program
The City of Rock Island has a free sidewalk replacement program. If your sidewalks are in poor shape, contact Public Works at (309) 732-2200. Sidewalk repairs will be done on a first come, first served basis until city funds run out.
This is a great opportunity to improve our neighborhood at no out-of-pocket cost to residents or Broadway Historic District.
Broadway Tree Program
Broadway property owners can plant a tree in the public right-of-way for just 25% of the cost. The City of Rock Island offers a 50/50 Tree Program that pays 50% of the cost to have a new tree planted, and the Broadway Historic District will contribute an additional 25% of the cost, up to $250 per household.
Trees are planted in the fall or spring, depending on the species. The tree program has 12 approved species: Columnar Maple, Amur Maple, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Shantung Maple, Three-Flowered Maple, Pin Oak, Red Oak, Witch Hazel, Ginkgo-Biloba, Thornless Honey Locust, and Little Leaf Linden. Additional species can be submitted for possible approval.
Broadway's Board of Directors must also approve a request in order for you to receive Broadway funding. Please fill out this form and submit it to Broadway Historic District, Broadway Historic District Association, P.O. Box 5362, Rock Island, IL 61204-5362. The program is subject to availability of funds.
Once you are approved and the work is completed, Broadway will reimburse you 25% of the cost (up to $250) upon receiving a copy of the city's approval of your application and a receipt of your payment of 50% of the cost to the city. Broadway must receive your receipt within 30 days of payment.
Broadway Feral Friends
Broadway Feral Friends has helped more than 70 community cats since the Broadway Historic District initiative was formed in April 2014. The group is dedicated to improving the Broadway neighborhood through spaying and neutering feral and stray cats, providing other medical care when possible, and humane education.
The group of volunteers practices Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) with feral cats (those who are not used to human contact). Spayed and neutered cats are better neighbors, because the surgery results in many unwanted behaviors associated with mating decreasing or stopping (such as fighting and spraying).
Returning these community cats after medical care allows them to maintain their territory, which can keep unaltered cats from moving into our neighborhood and reproducing. A successful TNR program allows the community cat population to stabilize and then eventually decline.
2015 Memorial Donations:
-Oreo James Hocker
2014 memorial donations:
-John L. and Dorothy Greenwood
To donate, make a check out to Broadway Historic District and write "cats" or "Broadway Feral Friends" on the memo line and mail it to Broadway Historic District Association, P.O. Box 5362, Rock Island, IL 61204, or donate through our PayPal Account and include “cats” or "Broadway Feral Friends” in the “add special instructions to recipient” section.
Make it a memorial by donating $50 or more and indicating who it is for. To express interest in volunteering, to ask for assistance, or for information, please email Broadway Feral Friends.