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Message From the Mayor

  

 Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I don't know about you, but I think this weather is crazy.  Shortly after the Polar Vortex, the temperature climbed up to 50 degrees.  Mother Nature is enjoying being on this weather rollercoaster.  Hopefully, it won't last much longer.  The days are getting longer and the sun is higher so it is just a matter of time until spring will arrive.  Our Public Works employees are doing a great job keeping the streets cleaned and helping our seniors with their driveways and working on potholes.  Just remember, winter is not over yet so be safe.  The Village Hall is the official warming center.  If your furnace or water heater goes out, don't hesitate to call the Building Department at 708-458-2130.

This year, we will see many things accomplished, the old gas station located on 84th Place and Cork Avenue is finally being demolished.  The decontamination process will begin soon after.  We passed the demolition bid on 4 properties where we are waiting for Cook County courts to give us the green light to take down.

As we are all aware, with the coming of the spring season, the construction season will start.  IDOT will finally let the Frontage Road sidwalk project go for bid in April.  The triangle property will  start their construction as soon as the weather permits.  The project on Archer and 86th Ave will also be starting.

We are currently working on the paving plans for 2019 along with continuously incorporating street improvements.

Thanks to the great leadership of our Police Chief and Deputy Chief, we will be providing dispatch services to another municipality along with our Fire District.  We are finally finishing work on our Intergovernmental Agreement to officially regulate the use of our firehouse by Roberts Park Fire Protection District.  They have been great neighbors and we are very proud of their service and dedication to our village.

I am a firm believer that education is very important.  We all learn something new every day as we  live our life.  As in the past years, the Village of justice offers scholarships to our high school students (residents of Justice).  The application is currently available on our website.

As a reminder to everyone, the vehicle sticker renewal season will be upon us soon.  The renewal period will begin May 1, 2019 thru July 1, 2019.

Recently, some members of the board of trustees started discussion around our newsletter format and changes they want to implement.  Apparently, they object to the fact that my message is on the front page among other issues.  I would like to extend an invitation to you, our residents, to provide your comments and suggestions to me and our board members about the newsletter format to my email address listed below.  After all, you are the consumers of the information and it should be tailored to you.  You are the ultimate judge of our performance.  We are here to serve you for the benefit of the village.

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President
kwasowicz@villageogjustice.org