Category: News

Snow Reminder

This is a reminder for the upcoming snow event. To assist the Village’s Public Works department, we would like to remind you that residents may not park on or along any Village street during snowfalls of two inches or more until snow removal is complete.  Violators will be ticketed and or towed.  With your cooperation this will help them in getting the roads cleared as quickly as possible.  Thank You!

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING – 01/04/22 – VIA ZOOM

The monthly Village Board Meeting for January will need to be held via Zoom.  Below is the Agenda for the meeting.

 

1.Board-Agenda-1-4-22.pdf (73 downloads)

 

The full Agenda Packet for the meeting is here:

 

Board-Agenda-Packet-1-4-22.pdf (62 downloads)

 

The Zoom Link is:

 

Topic: Village Board Meeting
Time: Jan 4, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7771990978?pwd=bjVjajYrUWNMM1l0TjlQbTMwNFFQdz09

Meeting ID: 777 199 0978
Passcode: 1990978

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Final Pickup on 01/12/22 – NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THAT CHRISTMAS TREE?

Not sure what to do with that unwanted Christmas Tree?  Residents may set out one Christmas tree to be collected on the normal trash pickup day during the first two weeks of January.  Christmas trees must be clean (e.g., no ornaments, lights or tinsel), unbagged and under 6 feet in length (or cut into 2 pieces, each under 6 feet in length, if tree is greater than 6 feet tall).

Seasons Greetings!

The Village of Maple Park President, Trustees, and staff wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and New Year. Thank you for making Maple Park such a great place to live. We look forward to the upcoming year and the opportunity to continue our work together with the residents, businesses, and organizations.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Suzanne Fahnestock

Village President

Electrical Aggregation

Hello Maple Park,

if you see this in your mailbox it is legitimate…

The Village has participated in electrical aggregation for several years; the most recent contract changed the Village’s aggregate energy provider to Eligo Energy in October 2021.  On Friday, December 9, 2021, the Village received information from its electrical aggregate consultant and confirmation from Eligo Energy, that based on changes that ComEd[1] made on how the costs for electric have been recalculated, the changes constitute a “regulatory change” and as a result they will be terminating our agreement.  Unfortunately, the Village and the 10 other aggregate municipalities have no recourse.

When we switched over to Eligo in October 2021, the Village had a total of 576 customers of which 185 accounts stayed with ComEd due to their solar energy generation or picked their own supplier and 391 residential accounts switched to Eligo.  As of the December 2021 electric meter reads, the 391 customer accounts that switch to Eligo will again be ComEd customers.

What this means for residents?  It means that you’ll still continue to receive your bill from ComEd and that the power will now be provided by ComEd and not Eligo.  It also means, unfortunately, that you’ll see, on average, an increase of $6.65 per month on your electrical account.

The Village will continue to monitor the electric supplier situation as it evolves.  Please contact the Village office if you have any questions.  If we cannot answer your question, we’ll contact our electric aggregate consultant.

[1] Why ComEd did what it did was because businesses are now having people work from home and the businesses are no longer needing as much energy and now that people are working from home and require more energy at home ComEd has redistributed the cost to produce electricity amongst all accounts and not just businesses.  Residential users will feel the cost of that redistribution.  This also means that Eligo could no longer generate an aggregate savings which is the second “regulatory change” reason for terminating our agreement.

 


[1] Why ComEd did what it did was because businesses are now having people work from home and the businesses are no longer needing as much energy and now that people are working from home and require more energy at home ComEd has redistributed the cost to produce electricity amongst all accounts and not just businesses.  Residential users will feel the cost of that redistribution.  This also means that Eligo could no longer generate an aggregate savings which is the second “regulatory change” reason for terminating our agreement.

Storm Damage

The Village is aware of low wires on the far end of East Main Street.  Mediacom and Frontier have both been notified and will be out to repair as soon as possible.  If any other damage is noted, please contact the Village Office at (815) 827-3309.  Thank You!