MAPLE PARK POLICE DROP-IN CENTER GETS DONATION

img_0737On September 20, 2016, the Maple Park Drop-In Center was given a donation in the amount of $7,000, which was from proceeds from the Rich Ferdinand Memorial Golf Outing. The Drop-In Center is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and provides activities for kids, such as games, movies and crafts. On special occasions they also host pizza parties and costume parties. “The people of Maple Park came out in support of the Drop-In Center in the name of Rich Ferdinand, who was a long time Maple Park resident who recently lost his fight to cancer. “I want to thank the Rich Ferdinand Family, Dennis Lexa, Ray Lynch, and Tony Harrington for their hard work in hosting the fundraiser and their generous donation. I’m proud to serve this small community that comes together with big hearts.  I appreciate the residents of Maple Park that feel the Drop-In Center is a worthy cause. Thank you,” said Police Chief Tony Ayala.

The Drop-In Center was started under the previous Police Chief, Mike Acosta. The Drop-In Center was moved to a bigger space and remodeled under the current Police Chief Tony Ayala.

Mission statement of the Maple Park Police Department Youth Drop-In Center:  “The Maple Park Youth Drop-In Center is a place for youth to go to socially interact with their peers in a friendly, positive manner, rather than creating mischief in the community. Our program encourages positive interactions with the police and we also support local community events.”

Village President Kathy Curtis sends thanks to the businesses of Maple Park “County Line Custom, Bootleggers and Honest Automotive” for their contribution back to the community.

RUN FOR OFFICE IN MAPLE PARK

Vote sign with flag and balloonsYou can pick up your candidate packet to run for office in Maple Park beginning on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to Noon and Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  If you are interested in running for Village President or Village Trustee you can pick up your packet today. You can also print the packet from the village website.

View the Kane County Connects article for more information.

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Leaf Burning Prohibited

picture of leavesThe Village of Maple Park would like to let residents know that leaf burning is prohibited. Leaves can be placed in a paper bag or a plastic or metal can and placed at the curb for pick up by Waste Management on Wednesdays through November 1. Click here for ordinance. All other burning requires a burning permit from the village.

Maple Park Fire Department Draw Down, Raffle & Dance

Maple Park Fire Dept LogoThe Maple Park & Countryside Fire Protection District is hosting their Annual Draw Down, Raffle & Dance on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Draw Down will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and the Dance will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Draw Down are available from any Maple Park Fire Department member for $25. Cost for entrance to the dance only is $10 per person.

Featuring “The Hometown Band”

Street Light Out?

Street Light PictureDo you have a street light out in your neighborhood? Please call the village office at (815) 827-3309 with the address closest to the light that is out and we will be happy to take care of it.

You can also send an email to streetlights@villageofmaplepark.com and make sure you include the address closest to the street light so we can get it taken care of.

We don’t know it’s out unless you tell us that it’s out.

7 SEATS AVAILABLE ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Check BoxTrustee – 4-year term (3 vacancies)

Check BoxTrustee – 2-year term (3 vacancies)

Petition packets will be available on the website and at the Village office beginning on September 20, 2016.

Click Here for more information. The Consolidated Election is on April 4, 2017.

GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Meet Tony Oberhart

Tony Oberhart is a resident of Maple Park and loves flowers. Tony loves flowers so much that he donates his time to keep the flower beds looking beautiful on Main Street at at the Civic Center (Village Hall). We appreciate you Tony for doing such a nice job!

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Kane County Electronics Recycling Plan Update

Electronic Recycling ImageThere is good news to report on the Electronics Recycling front. In a memo dated August 17, 2016 from Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator, it was announced that “…after two months of outreach to and negotiation with numerous villages and cities, we are tentatively in a position to reinstate the Kane County Electronics Recycling Program in mid to late September.”  The memo went on to say that the new drop-off locations will be staffed to avoid dumping issues. Please see the Kane County Recycling webpage for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Jarland, recycle@countyofkane.org or 630-208-3841.

DID YOU GET YOUR VEHICLE STICKERS AND ANIMAL TAGS?

thI1M6RRWBHopefully, you are one of the people that purchased the more than 700 vehicle stickers and the more than 230 animal tags. If not, the price tag just got larger. As of June 1, 2016, vehicle stickers are now late and the cost is $35 per vehicle and $25 per animal tag (limit 3).

We now have many options for payment. You can mail in your form with your payment (check, money order, cashier’s check, credit or debit card) and we will mail your your vehicle stickers and/or animal tags. You can also complete the online form via E-Pay and pay with an e-check, credit or debit card, or you can come to the office in person located at 302 Willow Street and pay with cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, credit or debit card and get your vehicle stickers and animals tags right away. No matter how you choose to pay, get in here before the prices go up again.thCMMC8OJL

On July 1, the price of a vehicle sticker goes up to $50 per vehicle.

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