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Message From the Mayor

  

 Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our 2015 Budget is nearing completion and will be entertained for approval by the Board of Trustees sometime in March.  Final numbers are being crunched to insure we have a balanced budget for the 2015 calendar, fiscal year.

The 2015 Super Bowl Snow was a monumental event and my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for a job well done by our Public Works snow team.  They kept us as safe as possible, plowing and salting and then doing it all again.

The feasibility study of the on and off ramps exiting from and entering onto I294 North was awarded to Christopher Burke Engineering and has commenced.  Funding for the study is being paid in large part by STP Funds awarded through a Federal Grant obtained through the Southwest Suburban Council of Mayors.

The MWRD Flood Prevention Project to install new storm sewers from 86th Street to 79th Street along Roberts Road in conjunction with a street resurfacing project is underway.  Planning and engineering continue with construction to occur later this year.

Our own priorities for street resurfacing and repairs will be a subject for discussion at the next couple of committee meetings so we are ready to hit the ground running when spring weather allows.  Those committee meetings are held on the Wednesdays immediately preceding the board meetings and the public is always welcome.

Spring cannot come soon enough and will be a season of infrastructure improvements to rival those that came before.  Progress inspires more progress and I feel the momentum building as we continue to improve our surroundings for the benefit of the entire community.

Congratulations to our Economic Development team for hosting a highly successful event in January honoring our business community.  More than 60 attendees joined the Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Justice elected offictials and staff at the Wm. O. Lipinski Community Center for a dinner and event that included a motivational, informational and networking component.  The food was good too!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new digital information sign at village hall.  It is truly an improvement allowing for better communications with our residents and an enhanced image of the village for all that drive by.

I welcome your suggestions, comments and even your complaints.  Together we can make a difference in our community improving the quality of life for our children and subsequently for their children as well.

Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President