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Village Board Meeting – April 7, 2020

Public Meeting Notice Clip Art 

Due to the closing of the Civic Center because of the COVID-19 situation, our next village board meeting will be held remotely through teleconferencing utilizing the Zoom application. The agenda and meeting documents have all been uploaded to the website under the Meetings tab as always, but it also includes the call-in and video conferencing information if you wish to attend. I encourage anyone who wants to comment or has questions about anything that will be discussed or voted on at this meeting to email the village clerk directly prior to the meeting, and your comments and/or question will be read at the meeting and answered if applicable. The email you can send your questions to is: villageclerk@villageofmaplepark.com

Thank you everyone for your continued support and understanding.

Maple Park Strong

Governor Pritzker Extends the Stay at Home Order

Governor Pritzker has extended the Stay at Home Order until the end of April. The Stay at Home order will continue to permit a range of essential activities but as always, we encourage you to all remain vigilant and practice social distancing and proper sanitization. The link to the Governor’s full order can be seen at the link below,

GOV-2020-03-31

Together, we will all get through this!

MAPLE PARK STRONG!!

 

Today is Census Day!

Are You Ready for the 2020 Census?

Today is Census Day!

Census 202 Flyer

The 2020 Census is now underway. Notifications have been sent to households throughout the state and country. Today, April 1, is Census Day. Census Day is the day that everyone should use as the reference when filling out the Census. Where a resident lives on April 1 is the basis for how they should fill out their 2020 Census.

 

If you have not done so already, we encourage you to fill out your 2020 Census form. That can be done online, via phone or via email. More information is available in the information you received from the Census Bureau, or click on the link below.

2020 Census Information

The 2020 Census affects your voice in government, how much funding your community receives and how your community plans for the future. Let’s make sure all of Maple Park gets counted!!

Playgrounds and Baseball Fields are Closed

 

**ALL VILLAGE OF MAPLE PARK PLAYGROUNDS AND BASEBALL FIELDS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.**

As part of Executive Order 2020-10, it specifically states individuals may leave their residences to engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running or biking and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas IF they comply with the Social Distancing. However, playgrounds and the use of baseball fields may increase the spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be CLOSED.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen Curtis/Village President

 

Governor’s Executive Order #8 – COVID-19

 

At 3:00 p.m. today, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order in response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8.)  The Executive Order is effective beginning at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 and extends through April 7, 2020.  The Executive Order states the following:

  1. All people should stay at home, practice social distancing requirements and are only allowed to leave your home for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations.
  2. Law enforcement offices are to cease enforcement of evictions for residential properties; this does not relieve any individual of the obligation to pay rent, make mortgage payments or to comply with other obligations they may have as tenants or mortgagees.

The link to read the official Executive Order #8 COVID-19 is below:

Executive Order #8

To the residents and business owners in Maple Park, please know that during this trying time, Village Staff is continuing to work for you.  The Police Department will continue their revised response to calls, building inspection services will still be available, Public Works Staff will continue to operate as normal regarding water, sewer and street related activities.  Village Administration will be working remotely and will continue to take phone calls and attempt to conduct daily activities during normal business hours.

Please keep an eye on the Village’s web site for updated information on Village operations!

We are resilient and together we will endure and move past this; please take care of and be kind to each other, check on an elderly neighbor or offer to pick up groceries for them so they don’t have to leave their homes.  Read a good book, do a craft with the kids, take a nap or clean out the closet you’ve been meaning to.  A little bit of self-care during this stressful time is a good thing!

Take care and stay healthy!

The Village of Maple Park

Village Hall Closed to the Public

The Village of Maple Park, with an overabundance of caution, has decided to close the Civic Center to the public beginning on Thursday March 19th, which also includes Maple Park village hall. We will continue to staff the offices and operate as normal and are still available to answer your calls.

We also will be handling building permits on an appointment only basis – just give us a call  at 815-827-3309 and we can set up an appointment time for you to come in to village hall to drop off or pick up your completed permit.

As always, you can pay your water/utility bill online through the e-Pay system, drop your payment off at the Drop Box located outside of village hall, or through your banking institution.

We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience, understanding, and vigilance as we all work through this very difficult time. We are all in this together!

3/18/20-2:42pm