The Village of Summit is seeking community input and feedback on the potential land use of the former MWRD Summit Boat Launch Site located at 7800 Canal Bank Rd. The Village of Summit was awarded the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program for Local Technical Assistant from the National Park Service and is currently examining the potential development of a Community Recreation Area at the Metropolitan District boat launch site along the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The purpose of this recreational area will be to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and create additional community open space where residents can enjoy nature and the outdoors.
If you would take a few minutes to complete this survey. The purpose is to seek community input on what types of outdoor recreation or park amenities should be considered as part of this planning effort. The estimated time to complete this survey is five minutes or less.
Click here to take the survey.
Chicago River Day
On Saturday, May 12th the Village of Summit will participate in the 26th Annual “Chicago River Day” in partnership with the non-profit group Friends of the Chicago River.Â The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Boat Launch is one of over 60 sites where volunteers will remove debris from riverbank areas and make local parks and open spaces cleaner and healthier for the community.
Those that wish to participate must register online by Sunday, May 6th.Â There are 60 available spaces for adult and youth volunteers over the age of 8.Â All volunteers will receive a Chicago River Day t-shirt as a special thank you gift!
Please register as soon as possible so we can ensure we have enough garbage bags, gloves, and T-shirts for our location.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or be part of a school or scout group led by adult leaders in order to participate in Chicago River Day. Â All youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a signed waiver from their parent or guardian.
Please print out, sign, and bring with you the waivers or be prepared to sign waivers upon arrival.Â If you do not sign the waiver, you will not be able to participate.
Once your registration is complete, please show up to the Summit Boat Launch site by 8:45am on Saturday, May 12th.Â Mayor Sergio Rodriguez will welcome volunteers to Chicago River Day and give a presentation on a proposal for a new Community Recreation Area at the site.Â Remember to wear closed toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, and bring any additional items that may be needed depending on the weather (such as a hat or umbrella).Â Water will be provided.
The cleanup site is located just west of the intersection of Lawndale Ave. and Stepp Dr. in Summit, Illinois.
To register go to: https://www.chicagoriver.org/get-involved/volunteer/chicago-river-day-2018
The Bedford Park Enterprise Zone was established to assist business development in Bedford Park, Summit, Justice and Bridgeview, Illinois, by providing resources and incentives to commercial, industrial and retail businesses.
The Bedford Park Enterprise Zone covers certain geographical properties in the above mentioned communities. New construction and expansion of commercial and industrial projects in the Zone may qualify for significant real estate, sales tax, and construction cost savings.
For more information please visit the following link: http://www.bedfordparkenterprisezone.com
Home Energy Assessment
ComEd customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage with a FREE energy assessment that includes free and discounted products for your home. ComEd has partnered with your natural gas utility to bring electric and natural gas savings to you.
Homeowners, call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule your assessment.
For additional information: https://www.comed.com/WaysToSave/ForYourHome/Pages/SingleFamily.aspx
Electronics Collection Site Now Open
Communities and Residents who have been looking for a solution to their e-waste problems have just been given some great news!
Starting on September 22, 2016 at 7:00 a.m., all residents within the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Region will be able to drop off Electronics at the Village of Burr Ridge Public Works Department located at 451 Commerce Street.
This collection site will be in operation Monday - Friday from 7am until 3pm. eWorks Electronic Services Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading of items.
There will be a charge for all CRT, Flat Screens, Projection TVs and Monitors:
- Under 21 inch screen = $25.00 per unit
- 21 inch screen and over = $35.00.
Cash or Credit Card will be accepted - Please No Checks.
Payment can also be made in advance at: http://recycle.eworksesi.org/ or on site