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PENFIELD WATERMAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT TO BEGIN WEEK OF JUNE 5TH
The replacement of watermains on Penfield between Reed Street and Dixie Highway and on Elm and Birch south of Penfield is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 7th and be completed before school resumes in late August. The first phase of the project will begin east of Trim Creek. After the Fourth of July, the second phase of the project will begin west of Trim Creek. The road will be closed to through traffic in one block sections during the workday but driveways will be accessible. The alternate route will be Indiana Avenue. The road will be open at night and on weekends. There will be some brief water outages as services are switched over to the new main. The Village apologizes for any inconvenience this project may cause. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Village Hall at 708-946-2261.
The Village is proud to congratulate the Beecher High School
Ladycats softball team for winning the State Championship!!
BEECHER 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL
Friday, June 30th - Tuesday, July 4, 2017
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
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.
MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM
It’s that time of the year again! The Village has begun mosquito spraying on Thursday evenings at dusk when conditions are favorable. To be effective,spraying for adult mosquitoes must be conducted when suitable environmental conditions are present. In the event of rain or poor environmental conditions, mosquito spraying will be done on the next day the weather conditions are favorable.
Please keep children away from the spray fog cloud directly behind the spray trucks. The chemicals used for the Village’s Mosquito program is non-toxic to humans and animals but can be an irritant to those with asthma or other types of breathing problems. If this is the case, you may want to remain inside with doors and windows closed during application in your area.
For further information about the mosquito program please call Bud Cowger at 946-2261 between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday.
Are you interested in learning more about Beecher's history? The Quasquicentennial book has been added to the "History" page of the website. The book provides a historical look at the Village from 1870 through 1995. Take a look by clicking here...
The Village of Peotone 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.
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