It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the year and the Holiday Season is upon us here in Indian Head Park!
As most of you have noticed already, The Dome Restaurant on the southwest corner of Wolf and Joliet Road intersection, has recently been torn down. This is one step closer to our future Economic Development Committee’s plan to grow our Village in these upcoming years. Along with The Dome, two other properties have been demolished on the west side of Wolf Road just north of the I-294 overpass. The Economic Development Committee meetings are open to the public, and we encourage residents to come and share their opinions and ideas of our Village’s growth. For future meeting information please view our Village Calendar, or call Village Hall for details at 708-246-3080.
Our Village Administrator John DuRocher and I have again recently met with the Illinois Tollway Authority, regarding the I-294 expansion project. The Illinois Tollway Authority is executing a plan on what the ideal I-294 Tollway will look like. When this plan is finished, they will then look at what can be done to add lanes to the I-294 Tollway. Expected time for an update is in the early 2018. As the planning process moves forward the Illinois Tollway Authority will continue to share updates and changes on the Illinois Tollway I-294 Corridor Expansion webpage.
In other Village news, together our Finance Department and Water Billing Department implemented direct debit for water bills. This is a process that many residents in the past years had been asking for. The IHP Water Bill AutoPay is a service free of charge, and direct debits a resident’s checking account on the due date of your water bill. Residents who do sign up for Auto Pay, will still receive their bi-monthly bill so they can see the amount that will be debited. The upside of having Direct Debit AutoPay, other than convenience, is that you will not accrue the 10% late fee for late payments, and the service is free of charge. To sign up please fill out the IHP AutoPay Water Billing Form and drop this off at Village Hall, or the Village Hall Lockbox with a voided blank check. If you have questions on the IHP Water Bill AutoPay, please feel free to call Village Hall at 708-246-3080, or email our Finance Manager, Argelia Garbacz.
Last but not least, I encourage all residents to sign up on our new Village website to receive important notifications. You can sign up for alerts ranging from the Police Department, Community Alerts, and even the Public Works Department. To receive these alerts please sign up on our Stay Informed Portal, and personalize what you would like to be alerted & informed about!
Please let me know about any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. You may also use the Concern or Compliment or Community Voice features within the website under Residents.