Welcome to the Village of Beecher
The Village Hall will be closed on Monday, February 20th for President's Day.
There will be regular garbage pick-up on Monday, February 20th. It is not a garbage holiday.
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...
NOW HIRING FOR PUBLIC WORKS POSITION
Notice is hereby given that the Village of Beecher is accepting applications for the position of full-time public works employee. Starting salary $30,061 and top pay is $52,234 after eight years of service excluding overtime. Full benefits. Work hours 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with some weekend duty. Commercial Drivers License required within six months of hire date. Applications can be obtained at the Beecher Village Hall, 625 Dixie Highway, P.O. Box 1154, Beecher, IL 60401, or DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE. Applications due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017. EOE.
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.
For further reference, the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio is a town similar in size to Beecher and has an intermodal terminal. We may face similar issues so below are a couple of links to information regarding their intermodal and challenges associated with it:
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.
To email your elected officials go to the VILLAGE OFFICIALS AND STAFF page