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Message From the Mayor

  

 Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The triangle property across from Damar Funeral Home was transferred to the developer upon sale by the village earlier this month.  We anxiously await the groundbreaking for the commercial development that will include a breakfast restaurant, a neighborhood pizza parlor and other service businesses.  The new eateries and potential service businesses will be quite welcome.

We are pleased to announce that the Village of Justice was awarded a $13.5 million-dollar grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation's Competitive Freight Grant Program for the Tri-State Tollway ramp project.  Thanks to Economic Development Director Matt Zarebczan for his hard work during the grant application process and most especially to Congressman Dan Lipinski for his support and leadership for this Federal funding opportunity.

A cost-sharing agreement for the I&M Canal Trail Extension Feasibility Study was approved and is being executed Summit, Bedford Park and Justice to share payment of 10% of the $100,000.00 cost for CMAP to perform that study.  Recreational and possibly commercial opportunities are planned.

2018 promises to be an exciting construction season.  In addition to commercial construction at the triangle, many residential properties are being readied for new homes.  It is great to see the resurgence in development in our community.

Let's all be good neighbors.  Please make every effort to maintain your parkways and yards creating a neat and pleasing atmosphere for all of us.  Keeping ditches clear of debris and sewer grates clear can avoid flooding around our homes in case of heavy rain.  Keeping garbage can lids closed and areas around those cans clean and clear can avoid rodents being attracted to those areas.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!  The season will change once again before we know it.  I'll look forward to seeing everyone at the Car Show in August!

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President