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Message From the Mayor

  

 Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you to all who expressed your opinion regarding the newsletter format.  It is always good to know the residents are involved and are interested in our village.  As long as the communication lines are open, we can improve our services and be more responsive to your concerns and needs.

The election is over.  Now, we go back to work in a professional and civil manner to run the village business with out interruptions and upheavals for the benefit and betterment of our community.

We have an exciting time ahead of us.  The Frontage Road sidewalk project finally went for bid, so construction will start shortly thereafter.  It is much needed because as I drive I see people walking on the street which creates a very dangerous situation especially after dark.

As most of you have seen, the triangle construction started and is moving forward rapidly.  The developer estimates about 120 days for completing the buildings and grounds.  Then, the businesses can start moving in and we will do what we can so they can benefit our residents and become successful.

We are conducting a series of meetings with the Cook County Highway Department and IDOT.  On Friday, April 12th, we had a kickoff meeting with the Tollway to start the 2nd phase of our interchange project.  This is very important for our village's future growth and development.  This will create jobs for our residents and the revenue for improvements.  In addition, communities with great commercial base can afford real estate tax rebates and maybe in time we can offer our residents similar windfall.

Currently, we are waiting for our Public Works to start implementing this year's street paving program.  We will concentrate our efforts on the southside of the village.  The full information is available here on our website, but here is a short breakdown:
82nd Court - from 81st Street to I-294
83rd Avenue - from 81st Street to 83rd Street
83rd Court - from 80th Street to I-294
84th Avenue - from 81st Street to I-294
Willow Drive - the full length
Let's hope the weather cooperates and asphalt prices won't go up to much.

I'd like to take a minute to remind everyone of the upcoming events in the Village.  With our May flowers come the sale of our 2019/2020 Village of Justice vehicle stickers that are on sale now.

In addition to the fun in May, the Justice Spring Villagewide Garage Sale is being held this year on Friday, May 17th thru Sunday, May 19th.  Please come out and see what treasures you may find.

A Memorial Day Service is being planned on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Justice Veterans' Memorial behind the Village Hall at Commissioner's Park.  I look forward to seeing you there to join us in honoring our Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Please feel free to contact me or stop by the office if you have any questions or concerns.  I am in the office most mornings.

Best wishes to all of you!
Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President
kwasowicz@villageogjustice.org