Message From the Mayor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a truly joyous and healthy Holiday Season. Before we realize it Thanksgiving and then Christmas will be upon us and another year will begin. How quickly time flies!
Plans are being completed for our annual Veteran's Day Luncheon held in appreciation of those veterans that served in our military in order to preserve our freedom and our way of life. Invitations were mailed and if you are a veteran and did not receive your invitation please contact us quickly if you want to be included. This year the event will be held on Sunday, November 6th.
Also mark your calendars for our upcoming Winter Wonderland being planned in cooperation with the Justice Park District for Saturday, December 10th. This year's event will feature a true winter festival including activities all day long culminating in our organizational Christmast Tree Decorating and Christmas Tree-lighting event. We are still accepting crafters for the Craft Fair being held at the Village Hall that day.
The Illinois Jobs Now projects that included the reconstruction of 85th Avenue and 85th Court from 79th Street to the Tollway on the Southside, and of 86th Avenue from 71st to 75th Street, 73rd Place from Cork to 86th on the Northside, are now in the restoration stage. Repairs to lawns, driveways and landscaping are underway. When the new construction season begins, we will be ready to concentrate on the next phase which is to reconstruct and align the intersection at 86th Avenue, 75th Street, and Archer.
We look forward to the start of the sidewalk project on Frontage Road from Oak Grove Avenue to Garden Lane. The sidewalk will be a welcome addition to the newly consructed roadway and we hope to break ground next summer.
The Village of Justice is committed to spearheading a proposal to create a bike trail along the I&M Canal that would link Willow Springs, Justice, Bedford Park, and Summit. We are working with Active Transportation to assist us in organizing and gathering support for the project.
The Code of Ordinances review committee continues to evaluate and update our village codes, one chapter at a time. Once completed, this ambitious undertaking will simplify, clarify and strengthen our village codes to allow easier utilization for all.
Our budget process has commenced for 2017. We will continue to carefully plan for any upgrades to our equipment and infrastructure in order to live well within our means.
I am always available for your questions, comments and suggestions so stop in and say hello. I am in my office and available most mornings.