Mayor’s hard work pays off BIG for residents

Mayor Louis Presta will be able to put another notch in his belt due to his hard work in making the Tinley Creek project a real possibility. Now that the project is completed homeowners that were in the floodplain area have been taken out of danger and can eliminate their flood insurance policy. This could save a homeowner up to $1200 a year. To put this in perspective there was 178 homes which were removed from the flood zone which will end up saving all the homeowners together about $214,000 a year. Mayor Presta was able to bring MWRD, FEMA, Army Corps of Engineers and the Village of Crestwood together to make this project a success. Industria and V3 did all the heavy work with combined oversight and watchful eyes of the MWRD engineers and Bill Graffeo, Village Services Director.

Like any big project there were ups and downs but when you take a step back and look at the good that has come about form all the hard work this is one of Crestwood greatest accomplishments in a long time. You can measure how relative it is by the beautiful looks and upgraded bridges and even the $214,000 a year that will save homeowners throughout the Playfield area. Residents of Crestwood are very thankful for all the hard work that Mayor Louis Presta and his team have accomplished by completing the Tinley creek renovation. Every day the village hall receives many thank you calls to express their gratitude for a job well done.

FEMA has provided revised floodway data along with a cut out map of the revised sections. Interested persons, such as property owners, insurance agents, and mortgage lenders that may benefit from this information can come obtain a copy if desired.

Below you will find an example of such map.

2018 Business License

Just a reminder to all of our Businesses in the Village. At this time you should have your current 2018 business license updated and posted. If you haven’t done so already, please contact Colleen at Village Hall 708 371-4800 x 2012 as soon as possible to complete this process.   We appreciate your business and wish you a successful prosperous year!

Salute to Those Who Make A Difference”

The Illinois State Crime Commission has announced the Selection of Lou Presta as the “Municipal Leader of the Year” for 2018

Mayor Presta has been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award because of his consistent and successful efforts to lower crime in Cook County and his successful efforts to modernize law enforcement agencies, increase policing and his advocacy to better equip and train law enforcement officers in Cook County.

Mayor Presta will be honored at the Illinois State Crime Commissions annual “Salute to Those Who Make A Difference” awards dinner held at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook, Illinois this coming June.

Congratulations Mayor Presta!