Welcome to the Village of Beecher
VILLAGE PRESIDENT'S CORNER:
As some of you may already know, an intermodal project is once again being proposed on the property known as Centerpoint in Crete. This property is basically located to the west of Balmoral Park Race Track along the Union Pacific Railroad and is currently owned by Jim Bult the former owner of Bult Field. Approximately 10 years ago, a project which was much larger was proposed on this same site.
Recently we were invited to a meeting where CSX Railroad made a presentation relating to this project where I voiced our concern over the staging of trains South of Goodenow Road into Beecher, truck traffic, lack of sufficient roads to handle the project, and the increase of trains through Beecher which increases noise (train Horns) and blocked crossings.
We have written a letter to CSX asking for verification of what we understand the project consists of and once again voiced our concerns (click here to view the letter). As of January 9th 2017, I have discussed the project with Mayor Einhorn of Crete and Tom Livingston who is the Regional Vice President of CSX and learned that nothing has changed since we attended the meeting and wrote the letter. CSX is still going through its due diligence and it appears that they have centered on the Bult property since they have an option to buy the property. We will be discussing this at the January 9th 2017 board meeting which you can view on You Tube once it is posted, or on Channel 4 of Comcast. Or, you may attend a Village Board meeting which is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. We will keep you informed as we learn more facts about the project.
BE AWARE OF SNOW REGULATIONS DURING WINTER WEATHER
The Village wants to remind residents that for a period of twenty-four (24) hours after a snowfall of two inches or more, it is illegal to park on any residential curbed Village street or in any business district public parking space commonly maintained by the Village between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. This includes curbed streets and driving lanes but does not include parkways maintained by residents.
It is also illegal to deposit snow onto public streets. When clearing your driveway, direct the snow into the yard and not the street. The Police Department may issue tickets to those that deposit their snow onto the street. It is the Public Works Department's job to clear the streets to make it safe for traffic. Depositing snow in the street can make for unsafe travel conditions and require additional plowing passes on these streets which then takes longer to get all Village streets clear for travel.
NOTICE OF BID LETTING FOR FUEL
The Intergovernmental Fuel Committee is accepting bids for fuel until Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Click here for details.
The Fourth of July Commission is accepting applications for Commissioners. The Commissioners are expected to attend approximately one meeting per month throughout the year and are expected to be present during most of the hours each of the 4-5 days the fest is open in addition to park preparation for up to two weeks before the festival. For an application click here.
The Village of Peotone now offers an electronics recycling drop off center open on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 208 E. Main Street, Peotone. This center is only open to Will County residents. For more information click here.
IEPA Loan for Watermain Replacement - Notice of Intent to Issue a Categorical Exclusion - click here to review document.
To email your elected officials go to the VILLAGE OFFICIALS AND STAFF page