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Message From the Mayor

  

 Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Fall is here, trees are changing colors and the weather is cooling down.  We are getting ready for the coming Winter.  Grass cutting equipment is being cleaned, winterized and stored.  The snow plows and salt spreaders are being readied and our salt supply is ready.  We will not allow the weather to stop us.

We accomplished a lot this summer.  The streets we planned to pave were completed.  We repaired sewers and paved the alley behind the Roberts Road Bible Church.  We are thinking and planning ahead.  Our engineer and Public Works Director are coordinating next year's plans for street paving and infrastructure improvements.

We need to be proactive instead of letting events dictate our response.  The Village of Justice became part of the Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Several Village officials attended the training and cooperated closely with the first responders to create a solid partnership in case of a natural disaster.  This partnership also make us eligible for government aid to ease the damage caused by natural disasters.  We are working diligently to make sure our village is well prepared to deal with the unexpected.

We recently held our Business Appreciation Dinner.  Village business owners were invited for dinner and some special entertainmnet to thank them for their efforts in serving our residents and community by providing needed services.  Our village supports commerce, we work with businesses to help make them successful.  Our Chamber of Commerce fosters good relationships between the business community and the Village of Justice.

The Tringle Development is moving forward, the main building is almost completed and the drive-thru coffee shop is now being constructed.  Our meetings with IDOT were a success and the project is on time.  We will have new businesses moving into the buildings to serve our residents and creating revenue.  The Tollway Project is also on schedule.  The village has secured the necessary funding and I would like to thank the many village employees for their dedication and effort in making this a reality.

The Village has received a proposal for development on the vacant land adjacent to the Asbury Condo.  The initial presentation was given to the Board.  We are obtaining the necessary information to answer questions about the proposal and continue the discussion.  Bethania Cemetery has sold a parcel of land behind Damar Funeral Home to a developer and we are waiting for proposals on that property.  When they come, we will share them with you.

Our annual Veteran's luncheon is on November 10th.  On behalf of the village and myself, I would like to thank our Veterans for their service.  It is only because of them that we enjoy the freedoms we have.

Be sure to join us for our Winter Wonderland celebration on December 7, 2019.  I would like to extend to all of our residents my best wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season!  I thank you for your support.

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President
kwasowicz@villageogjustice.org