Welcome to the Village of Beecher
Leaf collection is now under way. Leaves raked in rows along the cubside are picked up by a large vacuum machine used by Public Works crews on a weekly basis until the week of Thanksgiving.
Residents should place leaves in a pile or row in the parkway between the sidewalk and curb as near to the street as possible. In areas without curbs, leaves should be placed on the grass or parkway at the edge of the street. The leaf machine will make at least one pass per week down each street in the Village.
Brush pick-up will be conducted every Monday through November and begin again in April, 2017.
YARD WASTE BAGS
Star Disposal will be picking up the yard waste bags until Monday, November 27th.
Electronic Waste Pick-Up
Star Disposal is now offering an Electronic Waste Pick-Up Service. Customers wishing to take advantage of this service will need to schedule a pick-up direct from Star Disposal. There is an additional charge and payment would be direct to Star. For more information and to schedule a pick-up you can call Star Disposal at 708-748-8381 or click on the link https://www.mydisposal.com/residential/ewasteform
Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours in the Village will be held on Tuesday, October 31st from 4-7 p.m. and the Lions Club will hold their Annual Weenie Roast in Firemen's Park beginning at 6 p.m. serving hot dogs and drinks.
THE VILLAGE NOW OFFERS THE OPTION
OF EMAILING YOUR WATER BILL!
We’re pleased to announce we have chosen a new solution that will automate the water billing process, adding convenience and flexibility for our customers. Instead of having your water billed mailed, you can now choose to go paperless and have your bill emailed to you.
No more postcards lost or misplaced bills!
We also have the option of auto-draft which would pay your water bill directly from your checking account on the due date. By opting into both, you can completely automate your water bill from start to finish saving you time and money!
Click here for the autodraft form.
We’re excited to offer you a more efficient system that saves time and money for both you and us. Please feel free to call us at the Village Hall with any questions 708-946-2261.
Prairie State College will be holding a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration
on Thursday, November 9th at 2 p.m. For more information on this event click here
The Village Board approved an ordinance for use of Non-Highway
Vehicles (golf carts & recreational vehicles) on Village streets at the
July 24th Board meeting which takes effect on August 1st.
Click here for Non-Highway Vehicle Permit Application and copy of ordinance.
NEW CROSSWALK FLASHING LIGHTS
There has been some confusion about the new crosswalk flashing lights installed by IDOT as part of Beecher's "Safe Routes to Schools" initiative. Below is a quick summary of the law:
MOTORISTS: State law in Illinois requires motorists to stop and yield to pedestrians crossing within a crosswalk. First violation is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $150. A second or subsequent violation is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $300.
PEDESTRIANS: The laws are clear that pedestrians have the right of way within a crosswalk but the law also says “NO PEDESTRIAN SHALL SUDDENLY LEAVE A CURB OR OTHER PLACE OF SAFETY AND WALK OR RUN INTO THE PATH OF A MOVING VEHICLE WHICH IS SO CLOSE AS TO CONSTITUTE AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD”. Make sure you cross the road within a crosswalk and activate the flashing lights by pressing the button and do not cross until safe to do so.
To email your elected officials go to the VILLAGE OFFICIALS AND STAFF page