The Village of Maple Park is hiring for the position of Public Works Director. Application deadline is June 30, 2018. See the job posting, the full job description, and a copy of the village’s job application below.
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 (66 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.
Job Posting: Police Officer
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
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.
Would 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 (498 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO BE ON THE DIRECT DEBIT PROGRAM
Are you planning to install a pool in your back yard? Or a shed? Before you do any work on your home, please check the municipal code on the village’s website at www.villageofmaplepark.com to check to see if you need a permit. Chances are you do need a permit. Don’t get caught doing a project without a permit.
The Village of Maple Park will be citing residents that do work without a permit.
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?
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 email@example.com. If you would like to update your information you can also contact the village office and we can get your information updated.