Run 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.
Board 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…
Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement
in Maple Park 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 a new email address for those complaints.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will be monitored during business hours.
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. ®
Golf 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.
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:
- Proof of Liability Insurance – Driver must carry it with the vehicle at all times
- Valid Driver’s License
- Age Requirement – Driver must be age 18 or older
- Registration with the Village of Maple Park
- Required Equipment:
- Brakes and brake lights;
- A steering apparatus;
- Rearview mirror;
- Approved “slow moving vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle;
- Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet;
- Taillamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of at least 100 feet;
- Any additional requirements which may be required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
In February, 2018, the Maple Park Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the requirement for animal licenses. Residents will still need to follow the code for the number of animals and getting vaccinations, but you will only need to get your animal registered with the county in which you live.
Ordinance 2018-02 Animal Control License Fees Requirements (139 downloads)
Are 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.
Maple Park Police Department
Job Posting: Police Officer
The Village of Maple Park, IL (located 60 miles west of Chicago on IL Route 38 in Kane and DeKalb Counties) is seeking candidates for Police Officer. Part-time hourly positions are available.
The Maple Park Police Department currently consists of part-time officers.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school education or equivalent thereof and demonstrated comparable work experience
- Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
- A minimum of five (5) years of law enforcement experience
- Valid Illinois Driver’s License
- Valid Illinois FOID card
- Must be a US Citizen
- Applicant must have a clear record with no arrest involving violent crimes and or felonies.
Interested applicants should apply by completing an application, and attach resume with cover letter. Police position will be shift work which includes weekends and holidays.
Chief Dean Stiegemeier
Job Application (382 downloads)
306 Willow Street P.O. Box 148
Maple Park, IL. 60151
Dean Stiegemeier, Chief of Police
It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of a new Police Chief in Maple Park, Dean Stiegemeier. Chief Stiegemeier has 40 years of experience in law enforcement. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, as well as a Certified Police Chief through the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
As the Chief of Police for the City of South Beloit, Illinois, he provided direction and leadership to a department of 16 full-time and part-time, sworn and civilian personnel, and will retire on December 31, 2017. Before that, he was with the Village of Carpentersville, Illinois, Police Department for 34 years.
We are very please to announce that Police Chief Stiegemeier’s first day will be January 2, 2018.