Welcome to the Village of Beecher
2015 DOG TAG DEADLINE IS MARCH 13TH
Dog tags are currently $10 per dog and tags should be purchased by March 13, 2015. After the March 13 deadline, the price of dog tags increase to $15 each. All dogs residing in Beecher are required to have a dog tag. Dog tag fees are used to pay for the services provided by Dr. McKay and the Beecher Veterinary Clinic for picking up, feeding and boarding stray animals and lost pets.
**BEWARE OF PHONE SCAMS CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE IRS OR A BANK**
There have been two recently reported phone scams affecting local residents. One is from an unknown number stating they are from a bank. They say that the person’s bank card was locked & they need to press a number to reactivate their debit card. The other is someone impersonating an IRS employee demanding personal information in a harrassing manner. The Police Department is advising anyone receiving these types of calls to immediately hang up and do not provide any personal information. More information on the IRS scams can be found on the IRS website using the following link: IRS.gov
The Beecher Fourth of July Commission is accepting bids for purchase of a raffle car for the 2015 festival.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
THE BEECHER VILLAGE HALL HAS RELOCATED TO 625 DIXIE HIGHWAY
The Village has purchased and remodeled the building at 625 Dixie Highway (north of Buddy's Drive In). The Village Hall has moved to the new location and is now open for regular business. The Police Department offices will remain at 724 Penfield Street.
The new Village Hall has a drive through window for accepting water bill payments during regular office hours. Drive around the south side of the building to access the drive through window.
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
I would like to thank our residents for helping out during what is now known as the fifth worst blizzard in our history. Like last year, an event like this brings some questions:
Why does the snow plow push snow into my driveway?
There are approximately 1,600 driveways in the Village. In order to keep the streets clean and open it is illogical and cost prohibitive for the drivers to turn their plows away from the driveways. Please understand that if the snow is falling at one inch per hour, they must continue to plow the street. Their goal at that time is to keep the street open. Unfortunately they may push the snow onto the parkways and driveways more than once. Blowing or pushing the snow back into the street is illegal and dangerous. The plows will simply push the snow back either into your driveway or your neighbors’. We understand that you may blow the snow in the street to get your driveway clean, simply blow it back into the parkway. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
feature images by Don Sala Photography