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Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Beecher Planning and Zoning Commission shall conduct a public hearing at the hour of 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Washington Township Center, 30200 Town Center Road, Beecher, Illinois.   Click here for the full meeting agenda

The purpose of this public hearing is to consider an amendment to the Beecher Zoning Ordinance allowing for the sale of recreational cannabis as a special use in certain zoning districts with specific conditions and buffer zones.  The ordinance under consideration reads as follows:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CODE SECTIONS 3.02 AND 12.11 OF ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 1046 OF VILLAGE OF BEECHER PERTAINING TO ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS, AND REPEALING ALL VILLAGE CODE SECTIONS AND ORDINANCES, OR PARTS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

At the hearing, maps will be provided showing where the sale of recreational cannabis could be considered as a special use permit in certain commercial and industrial districts.  After a brief presentation, residents will be given an opportunity to ask questions and to provide comments on the proposed ordinance.  Residents are invited and encouraged to attend this public hearing and shall be given an opportunity to be heard.  Written comments addressed to the Beecher Planning and Zoning Commission will also be accepted at the Beecher Village Hall, 625 Dixie Highway, P.O. Box 1154, Beecher, Il  60401 by 4 :30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and will be made part of the public record.

For full text of the proposed Ordinance – click on this link

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Beecher Residents,

There have been a recent rash of auto burglaries and auto thefts occurring in the Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana areas.
These burglaries have been crimes of opportunity. Burglars are targeting vehicles that aren’t locked and in some instances  keys left in the vehicle.
To protect yourself and property, here are a few steps you can take to prevent auto break-ins:

  •  Always lock your car doors
  •  Don’t leave valuables in your cars or at least keep out of sight
  •  Consider removing your I-Pass and garage door opener daily
  •  Place all shopping bags in the trunk and remove as soon as you get home
  •  If possible, park in a well-lit area
  •  If you have a vehicle alarm and/or anti-theft device, make sure you use it
  •  Do not leave mail, bank statements, or any other documents in your car

If you have questions, contact the non-emergency Beecher Police Department  number at 708-946-6388 or 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

– Greg Smith, Chief of Police

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