What is LGDF?

What is LGDF? Rather than collect a local income tax to fund municipal budgets, the State agreed in 1969 to return 10% of the money collected from our cities, towns and villages – the Local Government Distributive Fund. Despite more than 50 years of precedent, the state is now drastically reducing the amount returned to local communities, and using those dollars to plug its own budget holes. Springfield shouldn’t take local money to solve its problems. #RestoreLGDF

Updated Utility Billing Rates as of 05/01/21

Per the Village’s code, Utility Billing rates increase annually on May 1st.  Below is a chart of the updated rates (including the 2% increase)

 

WATER RATES

Resident

Debt Service $11.30

$24.64 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $6.17 per 1,000 Gallons

 

Non Residents

Debt Service $16.96

$36.94 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $9.23 per 1,000 Gallons

 

SEWER RATES

$30.61 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $7.65 per 1,000 Gallons

 

Non Residents

$45.92 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $11.48 per 1,000 Gallons

 

The minimum billing for a 2 month period will be $66.55 for a Resident.  Please contact the Village Office at (815) 827-3309 if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank You!

 

Committee of the Whole Meeting – Cancelled

The Committee of the Whole meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00p.m. has been cancelled.

The next meeting of the Village Board will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:00p.m. at the Civic Center, 302 Willow Street.

Golf Cart License and Inspection Schedule

It’s that time of year again everyone! Golf cart license renewal letters and applications have been mailed out to those residents that have previously submitted for a golf cart license. If you would like to renew a new golf cart, please fill out a Golf Cart License Application that can be found on the website. All golf carts must pass an inspection through the Maple Park Police Department prior to a license being issued.

The schedule for golf cart inspections is as follows:

Saturday, April 10th from 9am to 3pm and Sunday, April 11th from 10am to 5pm.

Saturday, May 1st from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday May 2nd from 9am to 3pm.

No need to make an appointment, just show up with your application form that includes the inspection form and your golf cart. Once the inspection has been completed, bring both the application form and the completed inspection form with your payment to the Village Clerk’s office and you will be issued your sticker.

Invitation for Webinar in Spanish – IRS Tax Info re: Covid Payments and Guidelines

The Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will present a webinar discussing Co-Vid Tax Relief for Employers and the Economic Impact Payments and Recovery Rebate Credit. This webinar is intended to provide information to business owners and tax preparers alike.  The webinar will be scheduled for an hour and a half, allowing for two separate topics to be discussed. Namely; (1) Co-Vid Tax Relief for Employers and (2) The Economic Impact Payments and Recovery Rebate Credit. Specialist Maritza Rabinowitz from the Internal Revenue Service will lead the presentation. Please share with anyone you deem appropriate.

Date and time: Wednesday, April 7th at 6:00p.m. To register for this webinar, click the following link: Registration Link

Wanted! Applicants for Zoning Board of Appeals

The Village of Maple Park has a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), that consists of seven (7) members that serve staggered five (5) year terms.  The ZBA is responsible for hearing an appeal of any decision, order or interpretation by a Village official enforcing the Village’s Zoning Ordinance*.  A majority of the previous members of the community are no longer able to serve on the ZBA and we have six (6) vacancies that need to be filled.  In order to establish a quorum and conduct business, the ZBA needs a minimum of four (4) members in order to hold a meeting.

ZBA meetings are on an as-needed basis so no need to worry about a large monthly time commitment. If you’re concerned that five (5) years is a long-time commitment and aren’t sure you want to participate, the Village Board will be considering the consolidation of Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals into one (1) commission, so the appointment to the ZBA may be just temporary.

If you’re interested in learning more about how zoning is used in the Village and in helping out your fellow residents, please complete a Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancy Application and submit it to Village Clerk Terri D’Amato, villageclerk@villageofmaplepark.com, by Sunday, March 28, 2021.  The Village Board would like to make the appointments at the April 6, 2021 Village Board Meeting.

New Hours for Village Hall

Beginning on March 1st, Village Hall will have new hours of operation for Tuesday. We will maintain the same 3:00pm to 7:00pm hours for the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month to coincide with the Village Board meetings, and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays will be from 9:00am to Noon. Hours of operation will be the same for the remaining days of the week, being closed on Saturday and Sunday.