Welcome to the Village of Beecher
EXCITING UPDATES TO OUR E-PAY SYSTEM!
On Tuesday, September 11th the Village will transition to a new E-Pay system for processing credit card payments for water bills, police fines, etc. This change will make credit, debit and E-Check payments to the Village simpler and more convenient and allow even more payment options to come in the future (stay tuned!) The new system will process payments through JetPay and allow you to schedule payments ahead of time, or make an immediate payment and will also allow you to access your water account balance by providing your account number. You can set up an account where you can save your contact and payment info or make payments as a guest. One of the best improvements will be our new ability to accept VISA so the Village will be able to accept payment from all credit card types beginning September 11th. There will be a learning curve with this new system since both our users and Village Staff will be learning the program so please be patient with any small glitches. If you currently use E-Pay to make payments and have the direct link saved in your browser, you will need to update your link to the new site: NEW E-PAY SITE
THREE TRUSTEE POSITIONS ON THE BEECHER
VILLAGE BOARD UP FOR ELECTION ON APRIL 2 , 2019
Election packets for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election are now available at the Beecher Village Hall, 625 Dixie Highway. The filing period is from December 10 through December 17, 2018. Three Trustee seats (all are four-year terms) on the Beecher Village Board are up for election. The Beecher Village Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (and until 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2018 for the last filing day). For questions, contact Village Clerk, Janett Conner at 946-2261.
THE VILLAGE IS CREATING A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE!
The Village is creating a 2040 comprehensive planning process which will examine existing conditions, future goals, and needs as they relate to economic development and jobs, transportation and infrastructure, social and cultural vibrancy, and community cohesion. Recommendations for the future will be based on market data, detailed analysis, and driven by community input.
A website has been created by Teska Associates who is conducting this planning process and will be updated as project materials, including draft documents, meeting highlights, and presentations, are created. Keep an eye out for a survey and upcoming public meetings to provide input on the plan.
NOW HIRING ENTRY-LEVEL FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER
The Village of Beecher Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of entry level police officer. Testing is being conducted for anticipated new hires and to establish an eigibility list for future hiring needs. For detailed information and to apply: VISIT THE BLUELINE WEBSITE
NOW HIRING PART-TIME POLICE OFFICERS
The Village of Beecher Police Department is hiring part-time police officers. The position of part-time officer involves a variety of police duties including maintaining law and order, preserving peace, preventing crime, apprehending offenders, recovering lost/stolen property, maintaining custody of prisoners, providing security and patrol duties, including directing traffic, event security, and other duties as required. This position does not advance to a full-time police officer position. There is a separate application and testing process for full-time police officers.
VILLAGE BEGINS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS
Construction of The Village of Beecher, Illinois, 2017 Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant serving the Village of Beecher, were financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
This project includes rehabilitation of existing structures for screening, biological treatment, clarification, digestion, and non-potable water supply; as well as additional clarification, a new UV disinfection system, sludge dewatering system, and chemical feed equipment. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in the Village of Beecher by additional nutrient removal, reduction in potable water use, production of higher-quality and lower volume of sludge, and a more efficient operational system. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.
AVAILABILITY OF INTERESTED PARTIES REGISTRY
VILLAGE OF BEECHER
PROPOSED TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF)
REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA
The Village Board has created an interested parties registry for the proposed Beecher TIF Redevelopment Project Area. The Registry is on file and available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Village Hall, located at 625 Dixie Highway. Anyone interested can register with the Village on the Registry in order to receive information on the designation of the proposed TIF Redevelopment Project Area.
For the Interested Parties Registration Form, please click here.
To email your elected officials go to the VILLAGE OFFICIALS AND STAFF page