Vaccination Clinic

 Maple Park will be hosting the VNA Clinic for the flu and COVID shots.

 

Friday, December 2, 2022 from 11 AM to 4 PM there will be a Vaccination Clinic (Flu and COVID vaccines) at the Maple Park Civic Center.

 

More details will be posted soon.

Health Plans Accepted (205 downloads)

METRA SAFETY CONTEST – STAY SAFE, STAY OFF TRAIN TRACKS POSTER CONTEST

Who:  Students K-12                                           Poster Contest:
Theme:  Stay Safe, Stay Off Train Tracks           One 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner
Deadline:  January 20, 2023                                selected from each grade.

Awards:                                                             Essay Contest:
1st place – $500                                                 One 1st place winner will be
2nd place – $250                                                selected from three grade groups:
3rd place – $100                                                 elementary, middle and high school.

For more information, visit metracontest.com.

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VILLAGE OFFICES CLOSED

The Maple Park Village Offices will be closed Thursday, November 24-25, 2022 for Thanksgiving. We will return to the office at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022.

MAPLE PARK FAMILY FUND 2022 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

The Maple Park Family Fund Christmas Program is designed to help Maple Park families/adults during the holiday season who are experiencing serious financial or medical crises. All families/adults that receive assistance remain anonymous.

If you are in need of assistance this holiday season, please completely fill out all questions on the application form below. Please read all instructions before completing form.

2022 Christmas Program Application (472 downloads)

WASTE MANAGEMENT ADDS FUEL SURCHARGE TO WASTE SERVICES INVOICE

Village of Maple Park Residents,

A fuel surcharge will be added to your next waste services invoice. This is a result of a significant increase in the cost of fuel to provide service to the Village. The attached graphic highlights the effect of rising fuel costs. We appreciate your business.

Thank you, Waste Management

Waste Management

Outdoor Burning

Just a quick reminder…

Burning permits are required to burn in Maple Park. Burning permits are free and are a way for the Fire Department to ensure that all outdoor burning is safe. Burning of leaves is prohibited, but fire pits are encouraged!

Stop into the Village office today to complete an application or click on the link below and email it to the Village Clerk.

Burning Application (417 downloads)

Outdoor Warning Sirens – Frequently Asked Questions

OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS: 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

(This document was originally written by NOAA for the Quad Cities Area and re-published by Kane County Connects)

  1. What does it mean when I hear the outdoor warning sirens?

In short, it means that something life-threatening is happening and you should go indoors and get more information. The specific guidelines (tornado, hail, wind, etc.) for sounding sirens varies by jurisdiction, so check with your local community [in Maple Park’s case, it would be the Maple Park & Countryside Fire Protection District] to find out the specifics if you are interested.

  1. What should I do when I hear the outdoor warning sirens?

When the sirens are heard, go inside and tune to your local media to get more information.

  1. Why can’t I hear the outdoor warning sirens in my house?

Sirens are an outdoor warning system designed only to alert those who are outside that something dangerous is approaching.

  1. How can I get alerts when I’m at work or in my house?

For alerts indoors, every home and business should have a NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards. NOAA Weather Radio is like a smoke detector for severe weather, and it can wake you up when a warning is issued for your area so you can take appropriate action.

  1. When are outdoor warning sirens tested?

Sirens are tested according to local community or state policies. In the Quad Cities, this is on the first Tuesday of each month. Check with your local officials to get the specific day for your community [Maple Park is the first Tuesday of every month. The siren will only be sounded for tornado warnings where Maple Park is in listed as in the path of the warned storm. We sound it for three minutes during an actual tornado warning and for one minute for a test].

  1. Why don’t the outdoor warning sirens sound an all-clear signal?

People should be indoors and monitoring local media for updates on the storm.

  1. Why are the outdoor warning sirens sometimes sounded for hail and wind?

When thunderstorm winds exceed 70 mph, trees can be uprooted or snapped. Hail that is golf ball size or larger can break windows. Both these pose a direct risk to like if people are caught outdoors. An increasing number of communities (including the Quad Cities area) are incorporating warning sire policies [This includes Maple Park].

  1. How often can I expect the outdoor warning sirens to sound for severe weather?

On average, the Quad Cities area experience 5 storms each year that meet the common siren guidelines. You can find information about past storms and their frequency in your community through the National Climatic Data Center.

  1. Will outdoor warning sirens warn me of every dangerous storm?

The safest approach is to be proactive and use all the information available to protect yourself and your family from threatening weather. Nothing can replace common sense. If a storm is approaching, the lightning alone is a threat. Sirens are only one part of a warning system that includes preparation, NOAA Weather Radio, and local media.

  1. Who activates the outdoor warning sirens?

Sirens are typically activated by the city or county officials, usually a police or fire department, or emergency management personnel. Check with your city or county officials to learn more [In Maple Park, the Fire District activates the sirens].

  1. Does the National Weather Service recommend guidelines for sounding the outdoor warning sirens?

Nationally, no. However, the local NWS office in the Quad Cities partnered with local emergency managers to develop the recommended siren guidelines that have since been adopted by many local communities.

  1. Why does the Quad City area have a common guideline for sounding warning sirens?

When life-threatening weather is approaching, minutes or even seconds could make a difference. If people are unsure or confused about an alert, they may not respond quickly or appropriately. By adopting common outdoor warning system guidelines, confusion will be eliminated, response time will be reduced, and lives will be saved. Throughout the Quad City area, communities have adopted a common protocol for sounding their outdoor warning systems (sirens) [as has Maple Park]. Quad City Siren Guideline Page.

  1. Where can I get more information?

Check out these resources:

 

Original Post, National Weather Service

Road Construction – Route 38 (Kane County)

 

Motorists should expect traffic delays on Route 38 beginning September 12.
Motorists should expect traffic delays on Route 38 beginning September 12.

Expect Traffic Delays on Illinois Rt. 38 Beginning September 12

Kane County Connects Staff 9/8/2022 7:00AM

Drivers who use Illinois Route 38 in Kane County should plan ahead as road delays are expected beginning Monday, September 12 (weather permitting).

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a crack and joint sealing of Illinois 38 (Lincoln Highway/State Street), from Illinois 47 (Main Street), in Elburn, to Illinois 31 (First Street), in Geneva, passing through Campton Hills and St. Charles, will require daily, intermittent lane closures.

The project, which consists of routing, cleaning and sealing cracks in the concrete pavement to extend its useful life, along with new pavement markings, is expected to be completed in November.

Motorists should allow extra time for trips and are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation.

​For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE:  IDOT media release from Kane County Connects

 

Former Village President Ross Dueringer

On August 23, 2022, it was learned that former Village President Ross Dueringer had passed. The Village of Maple Park extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ross Dueringer. Ross served as the Village President and was a longtime member of the community. Ross served our community with great dedication and love for the Village. He will be missed.

Thank you Mr. Ross Dueringer. May you rest in peace.

 

Village President Suzanne Fahnestock and Board of Trustees

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