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Justice village officials get ready to begin last week’s village board meeting. Photo by Carol McGowan)

Justice village officials get ready to begin last week’s village board meeting. Photo by Carol McGowan)

Justice board appointments inspectors

New ‘smart’ water meters on the way

By Carol McGowan

The Justice Village Board made two appointments at last week’s meeting and announced new water meters are coming.

Jason Horn was appointed electrical inspector, and Edward A. Shilka was appointed framing inspector for the period to end May 15, 2022. Both appointments were unanimous.

Clerk David Kroll announced that the Justice Willow Springs Water Commission will be changing over to smart meters, and notices for meter water changes will be sent out to residents in the near future.

Calumet City Plumbing is in the process of printing all notices, mailings, and online data base scheduling for the meter replacement program. They expect the meters to arrive next week, and would like to start scheduling to install the new meters the first week of November.

In other business, a home occupation license was granted to Genuine Prophecy LLC, for an e-retail business, and a business license was granted to The Plug Powered by Advance T-Shirt Store LLC to operate a screen-print and embroidery supply business at 7750 S. Archer Road, contingent on final inspections.

A motion was also approved to hire a full-time Public Works employee.

Trustee Melanie Kuban said the village will hold its Veterans Day program this year. The event is in its planning stages, she said.

There were public comments made about dirt bikes being carelessly driven in a certain area of the village. The police department has been ticketing those responsible and will continue to monitor the area.

Another resident wanted to let others know about a company that she had do work on a siding project at her home. The company used a fake state permit, but village officials said there was nothing that the village could do. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office will look into the matter.

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