Welcome to the Official Village of Crestwood website. Here you will find the latest news and events from around Crestwood. You can also find meeting agendas and minutes, businesses in Crestwood, and contact information for Village services.
Village Of Crestwood 13840 S. Cicero Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: 708 371-4800 Fax: 708 371-4849
Business Hours: As of JUNE 1, 2013 The Village Hall Hours will be:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED
For a list of Village Holidays Please see our “CONTACT US” page.
The Village of Crestwood will be Closed on the following Holidays 2015
Thurs., January 1, New Years Day
Fri., January 2, Day after New Years
Mon., January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr
Mon., February 16, President’s Day
Fri., April 3, Good Friday
Mon., May 25, Memorial Day
Fri., July 3, Independence Day
Mon., September 7, Labor Day
Wed., November 11, Veteran’s Day
Thurs., November 26, Thanksgiving Day
Fri., November 27, Day after Thanksgiving
Thurs., December 24, Christmas Eve
Fri., December 25, Christmas
Thurs., December 31, New Year’s Eve, ½ Day
Our village is definitely a “Village on the Move.” We will continue to encourage opportunities through planning, commitment and community involvement by showcasing the charms of a community that embraces new ideas while treasuring its old. Thank you for helping us to continue enhancing Crestwood’s reputation as an outstanding village in which to live, work and play.
The Village of Crestwood is looking for a part-time person to do janitorial service and Meter reading. 25 hours a week.
Please stop by the village hall for an application.
Free BASSET Training
The Southwest Conference of Mayors along with the Illinois Liquor Commission and the Village of Orland Park will host two BASSET Training Sessions on Tuesday May 5th and Thursday, May 7th from Noon to 4pm. Under PA98-0939 the BASSET training is now mandatory for anyone serving alcohol in Cook County with only a few exceptions to the law. The Village of Crestwood urges liquor serving business owners to take advantage of this free session.
INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Crestwood, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed proposals marked “Cal-Sag Stockpile removal” will be received for the following improvements:
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received for the Stockpile Removal and disposal.
Said proposals will be received up to the hour of 11 a.m. on March 23, 2015, at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Crestwood, 13840 South Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, Illinois, and will be opened in closed office and read at the office of the Village Clerk at 12 a.m., on March 23, 2015.
The proposal forms and documents will be available after 8 a.m. on March 4, 2015, at Crestwood Village Hall, 13840 South Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, Illinois. Proposals must be submitted on the forms provided.
All proposals offered must be accompanied by statement of qualification and proposal bond, cash, or certified check payable to the Village of Crestwood in the amount to be determined between Village and contractor as a guarantee that, if the proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into and the performance of the contract is properly secured.
No proposal shall be withdrawn after the opening of the proposals without the consent of the President and Board of Trustees, Village of Crestwood, Illinois for a period of thirty days after the scheduled time of closing proposals. The Village reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive technicalities.
All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractors or Subcontractors for construction work for this project shall be paid wages at the rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276a-276-a-5) and shall receive overtime compensation in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Contract Work and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-333), and the Contractor and Subcontractors shall comply with all regulations issued pursuant to these Acts and with other applicable Federal laws and regulations pertaining to the labor standards. The Secretary of Labor has, with respect to the labor standards specified in this Section, the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (5 U.S.C. 133Z-15) and Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276c).
The Contractor shall properly pay all debts incurred by him in the prosecution of the work, including waivers for labor and material furnished.
It is the explicit policy of the Village of Crestwood to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or sex in the performance of this project. Please refer to attached Business Enterprise Plan.
The Contractor shall be required to furnish sufficient insurance and guarantee of indemnity to the Village of Crestwood, Illinois, and the Engineer, VantagePoint Engineering, LLC. against any and all claims which might arise for damages to persons or property due to the negligent acts of the Contractor, its employees, agents, and all Subcontractors during the construction of the said improvements until final acceptance has been approved by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Crestwood.
The right to reject any and all proposals or proposals is reserved.
Dated at Crestwood, Illinois this 26th day of February, 2015.
MAYOR AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES
VILLAGE OF CRESTWOOD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
STOCKPILE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL
Description: This work shall consist of the screening,segregating and loading of approximately 700,000 cubic yards of natural lime stone, dirt, silt, and pea gravel, for use by contractors on offsite projects.
Removal of the existing stockpile shall be made to the point where all the aggregates/soil above grade has been removed to street grade level.
The location of the existing stockpile is on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) property east of Cicero Avenue on north side of Cal Sag Road in the Village of Crestwood, IL.
General: Prior to beginning operations in the area, Contractor shall notify the Village of Crestwood who currently has a 2 year permit for the use of this site from the MWRDGC, in order to obtain access to this property. All Village requirements and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago requirement shall be met before access is granted. Notification shall be made one week in advance to starting work. The Contractor shall be responsible for reviewing the Permit and adhering to the conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of work, including but not l i mited to insurance requirements.
The Contractor’s sequence of operations shall be in such a way to limit excessive dirt and debris and minimize traffic congestions on the roadways.
Site Operation Plan: The Contractor shall develop a project specific site plan and submit the plan to the Village Engineer a minimum of two weeks before beginning the removal activities. The plan shall outline the procedures, subcontractors if any, construction timelines, and the final project site where this material is being used. The plan shall also meet all the federal,State and local requirements for the screening, segregating and loading of this spoil material. Any debris screened from these piles, shall be removed and disposed of in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
Stockpile removal and disposal shall be performed only when temperature in the shade is at least 40!? F (S!? C) and the forecast calls for no rain.
Method of Measurement: This work shall be measured for payment in TON as measured at the project site.
Basis of Payment. This work will be paid for at the contract unit price per TON for the screening, segregating and loading of the STOCKPILED AGGREGATE. No additional payment shall be made for the testing.
Village Town Meeting
The Village Recreation Commission invites you to attend our Town Hall Meeting pertaining to our Parks and Recreation Department. In working with our Village Engineer, Ken Chastain, will help, aid and guide residents through what will become a five year plan for our parks’ area; including the new development of new green space. The grant sought after is under an OSLAD grant, and has many factors that must come into play before a town is awarded these monies. Ken will be focusing primarily of the Caesar Park area and touching upon the results of the public survey that just concluded. The survey indicated the need for a fishing pond as the top vote getter, followed by more walking and biking trail, which will aslo be addressed. Through public conversations such as this opportunity, the Village can better serve its wants and needs. Join us for your input. Wed, March 11th at 7pm at the Civic Center.
Winter Holiday Safety Tips
This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone else, especially because it’s an opportune time for crime.
Homes jam-packed with glittering gifts. Stores, malls and downtown streets teeming with unsuspecting shoppers. People rushing around, stressed out and careless, looking for last-minute gifts, trying to get everything done. It’s enough to make a crook giddy with holiday joy.
Here are some tips on how to celebrate safely this holiday season:
If You Are Traveling
• Get an automatic timer for your lights.
• Ask a neighbor to watch your home, shovel snow, and park in the driveway from time to time.
• Don’t forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped. If it piles up, it’s a sure sign you’re gone.
If You Are Out for the Evening
• Turn on lights and a radio or TV so it looks like someone’s home.
• Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
• Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from outside.
If You Are Shopping
• Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you.
• Park in a well-lighted space, and be sure to lock the car, close the windows, and hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk.
• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.
• Deter pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Don’t overburden yourself with packages. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
• Shopping with kids? Teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated.
Protect Your Vehicle
• Loading up on all those gifts is a sign of progress in the holiday shopping. But if those packages are left out in the open after they’re in the car, your car has become a likely target for thieves. Remember the old cliché “Out of sight, out of mind?” The same idea applies to items in your car.
• Always lock your vehicle and store all items out of sight. Breaking into an empty car isn’t worth a thief’s time. However, anything left in plain view—from your holiday gifts to spare change, sunglasses, CDs, cell phones or briefcases—may tempt a thief.
• Help prevent your vehicle from being stolen by always locking your car and using anti-theft devices. And although it’s cold, never leave your vehicle running while you run inside your home or a store—even if for only a minute or two.
If a Stranger Comes to the Door
• Criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts, so be cautious when accepting a package.
• I’s not uncommon for people to try to take advantage of others’ generosity during the holidays by going door-to-door for charitable donations when there’s no charity involved. Ask for identification, and find out how the funds will be used. If you aren’t satisfied, don’t give. Help a charitable organization you know and like instead.
After You’ve Opened the Gifts
Burglars know that many households have new, and oftentimes expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays—especially items such as new computers and peripherals, stereo components, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In too many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other garbage. Avoid becoming an easy target for post-holiday burglars by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items in the alley or other garbage pick-up locations for several days at a time. Instead, break down any boxes you are throwing out, put them in garbage bags and place them inside a trash can. (In many cases, especially with computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping or moving in the future.) Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside—in a garage, for example—until the evening before your regular garbage pick-up. Some burglars actually look inside garbage cans for evidence of holiday gifts. And, of course, if you see someone suspicious casing your trash or If you see a burglary in progress, call the Crestwood Police Department on 911.
Take a Holiday Inventory
• The holidays are a good time to update—or create—your home inventory. Take photos or make videos of items, and list descriptions and serial numbers. If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file.
• Make sure things like TVs, VCRs, stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, sports equipment, jewelry, silver, computers, home office equipment and power tools are on the list. Remember to check it twice!
The holiday season is a time of celebration and revelry. Drinking and driving is a danger to everyone on the road. Anyone with a BAC of .08 or higher is in violation of Illinois law and may go to jail. Remember that the risk isn’t worth it—if you choose to drink alcohol at a party, don’t drive. Take a cab, use public transportation or a designated driver.
Enjoy the Season!
Last but not least, don’t let holiday stress get the best of your holiday spirit. Make time to get together with family, friends, and neighbors. And think about reaching out in the spirit of the season and helping someone who’s less fortunate or lonely