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.
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As you know, the Village has already replaced valves and installed an additional valve at the water treatment facility. This did not alleviate the cloudy water/excess oxygen in the water; however, it did replace valves that were not functioning properly and did need to be replaced. We have continued to look further into our system to determine the cause of the excess air that generates the cloudiness in the water.
The Village has two (2) wells. Well #4 was installed in 1983 and was replaced in 2003. Well #5 was installed in 2003. The Village has had a contractor pull and evaluate the pumps, column pipe and check valves for Well #4. The Village is currently operating on Well #5.
As part of the evaluation, Well #4 has also been televised and the Village will receive and review the video and have it for future reference. Per our contractor, the well hole appears to be in good shape; however, the evaluation of the existing equipment has determined that the pumps, bowl, several sections of column pipe and the check valves need to be replaced. The contract believes that the holes in the column pipe are creating a back drain situation which is what is generating the excess oxygen in the system. The Village Board authorized the repairs to Well #4 at the January 19, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting. The Village’s contractor, has all but one part in stock and has confirmation that the lone part will be shipped next week. Once the part is received, the well will be reassembled, the well will be disinfected and tested, and then brought back on-line.
Knowing that Well #5 is the same age as Well #4 and is a deeper well, that the evaluation and equipment replacement is expensive, the Village will budget to have the same evaluation procedure and repairs made to the Well #5 after May 1, 2021. May 1 begins the new fiscal (budget) year for the Village.
How is the Village paying for these repairs? The Village will be using the Water Improvement Fund; these funds, per Village Code, are paid by you when you pay your water bill. The Village recently adopted a Capital Improvement Plan/Maintenance Plan (CIP/MP), and both Well #4 and Well #5 will be added to the CIP so that they are regularly scheduled for evaluation and preventative maintenance every 10 years, which should prevent this type of situation from transpiring again in the future.
The water is safe to drink and the Village continues to have the water tested daily, monthly, quarterly, and every third year as required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA.)
Pursuant to the Municipal Solid Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste Agreement between the Village of Maple Park and Waste Management, an annual rate adjustment is scheduled for February 1, 2021.
Effective February 1, 2021 the new monthly rates for service will be:
Monthly Rate $20.32
Monthly Senior Rate $18.31
*Rates include IL Fuel Tax of $0.17 per unit
Are you interested in being a part of the direction of Maple Park? Do you want to have your voice heard in matters of the village? Well then, there is still an opportunity for you to become a part of the Board of Trustees! Write-in Candidate Declaration of Intent can be accepted on or before February 4, 2021 for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated election. This declaration needs to be turned into the Election Authority of both DeKalb and Kane Counties iin order to secure a position on the ballot. The link to the Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate can be found at the link below.,
On December 21, 2020 , Congress passed additional stimulus legislation and the President has signed it. The Stimulus provisions in total have an estimated price tag of $900 billion. Key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (The Act) are:
Small Business Loans
Expenses Associated with Forgiven PPP Loans
Employee Retention Credit
Individual Tax Rebates
You can read the entire article at the link below for further details and information.
MAPLE PARK – Residents may set out one Christmas tree per home or unit to be collected on the designated collection day during the first two weeks of January of each year. Trees must be clean (no ornaments, lights, tinsel), unbagged and under 6 feet in length (or cut into 2 pieces, each under 6 feet in length).