CODE ENFORCEMENT / PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

abandoned house pictureDOES YOUR HOUSE LOOK LIKE THIS?

Probably not, but in Maple Park, property maintenance has become a bit of an issue lately. The Village of Maple Park is working on a solution to this issue, which we hope will be better for the residents. If you should see something that you would like to report to the village, when it comes to Code Enforcement or Property Maintenance, please feel free. We have set up an email address for those complaints.

The email address is codeenforcement@villageofmaplepark.com. This email will be monitored during business hours.

NEVER BE LATE ON YOUR UTILITY BILL AGAIN!

Direct Debit Clip ArtWould you like your utility bill to be on time, every time? The Village of Maple Park has a direct debit program that is easy to sign up for. Just complete the Auto Debit Form (608 downloads) , attach a voided check and send it over to the village office. You can mail your form and voided check to P.O. Box 220, Maple Park, IL  60151, or you can email it to caldridge@villageofmaplepark.com. Your bill amount will then be debited from your account. You will still get a bill, so you can keep track of your water usage, but no more writing checks! If you have questions about the direct debit program, call the village office at (815) 827-3309.

Free Sign Clip ArtTHERE IS NO CHARGE TO BE ENROLLED IN THE DIRECT DEBIT PROGRAM

ENROLL TODAY!

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 30. Click here for ordinance. All other burning requires a burning permit from the village. Burning Permit Application (9 downloads) Bon Fire Clip Art

 

YOU CAN HAVE A BONFIRE!

GET YOUR FREE BURNING PERMIT TODAY!

Blackboard Connect Notification System

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Did you not know that the village would ticket if you are parked on the street after a 2″ snow fall?

Did you not know that garbage pickup is delayed one day due to the holiday?

Did you hear about an event after it was too late?

Would you like to be notified when something is happening in your town that would be of interest to you?

Did you not know that you needed a vehicle sticker for your vehicle?

You can sign up for Blackboard Connect, the Village of Maple Park’s notification system, and receive phone calls, texts or emails. Click here to sign up for Blackboard Connect. If you have problems with this link, please call the village office at (815) 827-3309 and we can get you added.

Or you can email the village clerk at epeerboom@villageofmaplepark.com. If you would like to update your information you can also contact the village office and we can get your information updated.

STAY UP-TO-DATE ON VILLAGE NEWS, MEETINGS, AND EVENTS

Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling BucketAre you looking for a way to recycle your batteries and don’t want to just through them in the garbage? Bring them to Village Hall, located at 302 Willow Street, Maple Park, and we will recycle them for you! The iRecycling “bucket” will be available during business hours. Maple Park Residents ONLY. No large batteries, such as the battery that would go in your car. Questions? Call the village office at (815) 827-3309.

 

GOOD NEWS! We have filled one container of batteries and recycled them. We will continue to accept batteries at the village office. If you have any batteries that you would like to recycle please feel free to bring them in!

2019 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

Vote picture w/balloons clip artRun for Office in 2019!


There will be 3 Maple Park Trustee seats on the ballot on April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. Is it time for YOU to step up and have your voice heard? What better way than to be a Trustee!

Petition packets will be available beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at village office located at 302 Willow Street, Maple Park. Deadline to return the petition packets is December 17, 2018, at 5 p.m.

If you should have any questions please contact the Village Clerk at (815) 827-3309.

MAPLE PARK REFUSE / RECYCLING CONTRACT

Garbage Can Clip ArtBoard of Trustees Approves Refuse / Recycling Contract with Waste Management


On September 4, 2018, the Maple Park Board of Trustees approved a 5-year contract with Waste Management for Refuse and Recycling services. Beginning in February 2019, resident costs will go down and more services will be added. More to come…Stay Tuned clip art

 

GREEN NEWS

GREEN NEWS

The World of Recycling is Changing

Recycling is at risk. And we need your help. Waste Management collects hundreds of tons of recycling material every day in communities. Unfortunately, a higher percentage of non-recyclable materials are being found in recycling. That often happens by mistake, or due to lack of information. Current recycling markets are requiring clean, quality materials with virtually no contamination. With proper education and decision making, we can make a difference and ensure recycling is sustainable for generations to come.

Some of the most common contaminates that are found in the recycling stream include:

  • Plastic bags, which often may be returned to retailers, are NOT accepted in single stream recycling.
  • Pizza boxes, which contain residual grease, cheese or other toppings. Don’t include food-soiled items and liquids – they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.
  • Bubble wrap and shrink wrap cause damage, down-time and costly repairs to recycling equipment.
  • Electric cords, string/rope material, rubber and plastic hose, clothing. These items are called “tanglers” and can shut down an entire recycling plant!
  • Propane tanks, batteries, and electronic waste can start fires at the recycling plant.
  • Medical equipment and devices of any kind, such as needles, tubing and gloves. They can cause injury to workers.

To learn more information about recycling, please visit www.recycleoftenrecyleright.com.

Help us Recycle Often. Recycle Right. ®

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GOLF CARTS

Golf Cart Clip ArtGolf Carts now require an inspection and a permit in Maple Park!  ($15 permit fee per year)

 

A golf cart is defined in 625 ILCS 5/1-123.9 and means a vehicle specifically designed and intended for purposes of transporting one or more persons and their golf clubs or maintenance equipment while engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the play or maintaining the condition of grounds on a public or private golf course. A motorized vehicle with three (3) or four (4) wheels that is not designed to be operated at a speed of more than twenty-five (25) miles per hour.

Requirements:

All persons operating a golf cart or a utility terrain vehicle on the streets under the jurisdiction of the Village of Maple Park must ensure compliance with the following requirements:

  1. Proof of Liability Insurance – Driver must carry it with the vehicle at all times
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. Age Requirement – Driver must be age 18 or older
  4. Registration with the Village of Maple Park
  5. Required Equipment:
  6. Brakes and brake lights;
  7. A steering apparatus;
  8. Tires;
  9. Rearview mirror;
  10. Approved “slow moving vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle;
  11. Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet;
  12. Taillamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of at least 100 feet;
  13. Any additional requirements which may be required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended.
  14. Occupants: The maximum number of occupants in such vehicles shall be deemed to correspond with the total number of seats available on the particular vehicle.
  15. Golf Carts and Utility Terrain Vehicles require the following seating requirements. All children under the age of 13 must be securely fastened with a seat belt while the vehicle is in operation. Children that are unable to sit up on their own with a seat belt, must be secured in a proper child safety seat.

If the vehicle is not equipped with a turn signal, the operator of the vehicle will use current accepted hand signals to signal turning.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST COMPLY WITH ALL TRAFFIC LAWS
  • NO DRIVING ON SIDEWALKS
  • VILLAGE STREETS ONLY – MUST STAY OFF OF COUNTY LINE ROAD, ROUTE 38, OR THATCHER ROAD
  • CROSSING HIGHWAYS MUST BE AT A PERPENDICULAR ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES
  • COMPLETE STOPPING BEFORE CROSSING ANY STREET
  • GOLF CARTS MAY BE OPERATED DURING DAYLIGHT AND NIGHTTIME HOURS
  • MUST HAVE A PERMIT FROM THE VILLAGE
  • POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST INSPECT GOLF CART BEFORE ISSUING PERMIT
  • GOLF CARTS IN VIOLATION OF THE CODE ARE SUBJECT TO TOW
  • PERMITS – JUNE 1 THROUGH MAY 31, COST OF $15 PER CART BY MAY 31
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