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Message From the Mayor

  

 Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The summer is winding down and our children are returning to school.  Before we know it leaves will be turning and fall will be upon us.  Please drive carefully, especially when children are present.

Of major concern to many of us is the recent appearance of rodents (rats) in and around the village.  Your village board and I have enacted legislation to alleviate the problem for all of us.  New requirements for annual pest control inspections and reports as well as contracts for service in the event of evidence of infestation will be required.  Commercial and multi-family as well as residential waste collection practices will be monitored closely by our Building Commissioner and staff.  It shall be unlawful to leave, dump or accumulate waste (refuse).  Hopefully, if we all work together this problem will no longer be a concern.  The entire ordinance may be viewed on the website.

Our newly appointed trustee, Mrs. Karen Warner is providing to be a valuable addition to the board.  She brings a strong financial background and business acumen to the table.

Clerk Sue Small has proudly completed an ambitious document retention initiative, ridding the village of a huge amount of unnecessary paperwork stored in our archives and organizing and scanning that which we are required to maintain.  Around 100 banker's boxes of materials were shredded and removed.

A bid has been accepted from J&R 1st in Asphalt to reconstruct 80th Street from 87th Avenue to 86th Court, and 87th Avenue from 80th Street to the Tollway.  The CDBG funded project will commence once the West Suburban Water Commission installs new water lines on 87th Avenue and Cook County has approved the bid contract, hopefully, within a month.

Most of the Road Resurfacing Program being performed by our own Public Works crew for 2017 is complete.  Remaining as of today, on the south side we still have 86th Avenue from 79th to the tollway, and 80th Street from 85th Court to 86th Court.

Engineering for Phase II of the Illinois Jobs Now Program is underway.  We anticipate a bid-letting in late 2017 or early 2018 for the reconstruction of the intersection of 86th Avenue at 75th Street and Archer Road.

The Frontage Road sidewalk project, Phase I engineering is in process and we anticipate a late 2017 or very early 2018 bid letting.  We anxiously await this much anticipated improvement.  2018 construction is anticipated.

We set aside a date of Sunday, November 12th for our Veterans Dinner.  Mark your calendars!

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President