Welcome to the Village of Beecher
Public Works began the 2015 brush collection program on Monday, April 6th. Brush pick-up will occur every other Monday on the same day that recycling is picked up and will continue through November. Brush should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on pick-up day. The Village does not do special pick-ups.
Collection of yard waste bags by Homewood/Star/A&J Disposal resumed April 6th. Yard waste bags may be placed at the curb for regular Monday pick-up until the end of November. Yard waste bags should not be placed out to the curb for pick-up prior to 5:00 p.m. the day before pick-up. Residents must use bags with the Homewood/Star/A&J Disposal logo on them or purchase a sticker to put on other brands of yard waste bags. The cost of the bag includes the fee for disposal of the yard waste. Bags can be purchased at various local businesses and at the Village Hall. The Village Hall charges $2.60 per bag and $2.25 per sticker.
The Village Board will hold a public hearing on April 27th to consider the budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16. To review the budget visit the Financial Documents page under the Document Center menu.
The Beecher Chamber of Commerce 2015 Garage Sale Days in Beecher will be held on June 12 & 13. Registration will begin in May.
The Will County Land Use Department is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Monee on Saturday, May 16th. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
WILL COUNTY 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN SURVEY
Will County officials have kicked-off “Will Connects 2040”, the County’s initiative to update its current long range transportation plan. Will Connects 2040 will establish a strategic direction and set priorities for future transportation investments throughout the County while considering all modes and modal connections, including roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, aviation, intermodal networks, and freight – and the unique needs of each part of the County. CLICK HERE to get more information and take their survey.
VILLAGE PRESIDENT'S CORNER (updated 3/31/15)
►What is the current status of the golf course?I'd like to answer some more questions that have recently come up:
The first is to confirm that Cardinal Creek Golf Course has closed, and it will not re-open this year. The property is for sale and if anyone is interested in purchasing
►Why didn’t the Village purchase the golf course? the property contact the Village Hall. The land is zoned open space which only allows for prairie and agricultural uses which includes passive recreation. We have had two recent inquiries about the course. They have been referred to Inland Bank. Alps Management Group is currently handling the maintenance of the course. We have sent a list of our concerns which includes mowing the fairways and greens, aeration of the ponds, and repairs or tear down of three buildings.
In a different economic atmosphere years ago, a referendum was placed on the ballot to purchase the course. IT FAILED. A referendum was also placed on the ballot for a park district. IT FAILED. Over the past two years, we have explored several options if the Village could purchase the (click here to continue reading)
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