Just a reminder, for those that had their first vaccine dose on Saturday, May 22nd, your 2nd dose is scheduled for this Sunday, June 13th at the same time as your first dose.
The Village, as required by law, posts its Annual Water Quality Report in June, you can locate the 2020 Water Quality Report at the link below. The water is safe to drink and had no violations in 2020.
Water System Update
The Village’s contractor has completed all repairs to Well No. 4, it appears that the cloudy water has disipated. The Village’s water has been tested and proven safe to drink.
Looks like warm weather is here and with that warmer weather comes a burst of outdoor activity. The Village has received a number of complaints from vacant property owners that they are finding debris, dirt piles, food waste, branches and unclaimed sports equipment, etc. on their properties. The Village is asking everyone to be a good neighbor and NOT:
- Place debris, dump yard or food waste, tree branches and unwanted dirt from a home yard project; and/or
- Practice your chip shot and leave unclaimed golf balls in vacant lots; and/or
- Leave the fly balls that your junior leaguer hits over your head in the vacant lots; and/or
- Leave soccer goals or pitching/hitting nets on the property that is not yours.
As a friendly reminder, per Village Code Sections 5-2-2, 5-2-4, 5-2-7 through 5-2-10, disposing of garage refuse, anywhere other than a covered container or without the property owner’s permission can be issued a violation and fined, the Village would really like not to have to do that; so, if you have debris or tree branches, please take full advantage of the Waste Management’s weekly refuse and/or yard waste pick up. Treat hunting for the golf balls or baseballs or softballs like an Easter egg hunt, the person that collects the most wins chocolate.
Thanks for being a good neighbor!
**Update, as of 05/24/21 – This is still planned for Wednesday, May 26, 2021**
Last year, due to COVID-19, the Village deferred a tree removal because it would require Commonwealth Edison shutting off the electricity for a number of hours to over 90 homes. The tree’s condition has further deteriorated and the tree must be removed. As a result of this need, the Village has scheduled this tree removal for Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Please be advised that on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., there will be no power to many homes in town. A list of those homes is linked below. Outage-Address-List.pdf (366 downloads)
Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM there will be a Vaccination Clinic in the gymnasium of the Maple Park Civic Center.
Go to https://www.kanevax.org/ and click on the MapleParkVax (Maple Park) tab for more information and to make an appointment.
Maple Park has joined 275 municipalities throughout the area in urging Springfield to restore local revenue payments.
The Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) is generated from income taxes paid by local residents and businesses and collected by the State before it gets redistributed back to municipalities.
In Maple Park, LGDF accounts for 22 percent of our annual operating budget. LGDF funds essential services, such as police, road repairs and maintenance, and flood prevention.
The State promised 10 percent of total income tax collections to municipalities on a per capita basis through the fund in lieu of a local income tax. But in recent years, the State has reduced the LGDF share from 10 to 6.06 percent.
Now, Springfield is considering taking additional money from LGDF this year, which would make local governments even more reliant on property taxes when they are challenged to balance their own budgets and maintain essential services. Under the current proposal, Maple Park would lose 10 percent or $14,528 annually.
We encourage you to contact your State Senator and Representative and let them know that you: 1) oppose further LGDF cuts; and 2) support restoring LGDF payments to the full 10 percent level that had been promised.
Restoring LGDF dollars to our community will help relieve the property tax burden and help ensure that basic services remain in place moving forward.
Learn how to apply for the 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program through the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
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The State agreed to return 10% of LGDF revenue to municipalities, but it has dropped to 6%. Now, as we recover from the pandemic, we need Springfield to make good on its promise. #RestoreLGDF