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GOLF CARTS

Golf Cart Clip ArtGolf Carts now require an inspection and a permit in Maple Park!  ($15 permit fee per year)

 

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.

Requirements:

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:

  1. Proof of Liability Insurance – Driver must carry it with the vehicle at all times
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. Age Requirement – Driver must be age 18 or older
  4. Registration with the Village of Maple Park
  5. Required Equipment:
  6. Brakes and brake lights;
  7. A steering apparatus;
  8. Tires;
  9. Rearview mirror;
  10. Approved “slow moving vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle;
  11. Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet;
  12. Taillamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of at least 100 feet;
  13. Any additional requirements which may be required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling BucketAre 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.

Now Hiring – Part-time Police Officers

Maple Park Police Department LogoMaple Park Police Departmentimage of maple leaf

Job Posting: Police Officer


We're hiring clip artThe Village of Maple Park, IL (located 60 miles west of Chicago on IL Route 38 in Kane and DeKalb Counties) is seeking candidates for Police Officer. Part-time hourly positions are available.

The Maple Park Police Department currently consists of part-time officers.

 

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. High school education or equivalent thereof and demonstrated comparable work experience
  2. Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
  3. A minimum of five (5) years of law enforcement experience
  4. Valid Illinois Driver’s License
  5. Valid Illinois FOID card
  6. Must be a US Citizen
  7. 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
Ph: 815-827-3286

Job Application (326 downloads)

 

Maple Park Hires New Police Chief

Dean Stiegemeier, Chief of Police


Chief Dean StiegemeierIt 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.

Civic Center Gym Open For Walkers this Winter

Two Women Walking Clip ArtLooking for a warm place to walk this winter? The Village of Maple Park will open the Civic Center Gym for walkers 7 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday from November to April (closed on holidays).

NEVER BE LATE ON YOUR UTILITY BILL AGAIN!

Direct Debit Clip ArtWould 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 (513 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 caldridge@villageofmaplepark.com. 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

Building Permits

Building Permit PictureAre 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.

Blackboard Connect Notification System

BlackBoard Connect LogoDid you not know that the village would ticket if you are parked on the street after a 2″ snow fall?

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 epeerboom@villageofmaplepark.com. If you would like to update your information you can also contact the village office and we can get your information updated.

MAPLE PARK POLICE DROP-IN CENTER GETS DONATION

img_0737On September 20, 2016, the Maple Park Drop-In Center was given a donation in the amount of $7,000, which was from proceeds from the Rich Ferdinand Memorial Golf Outing. The Drop-In Center is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and provides activities for kids, such as games, movies and crafts. On special occasions they also host pizza parties and costume parties. “The people of Maple Park came out in support of the Drop-In Center in the name of Rich Ferdinand, who was a long time Maple Park resident who recently lost his fight to cancer. “I want to thank the Rich Ferdinand Family, Dennis Lexa, Ray Lynch, and Tony Harrington for their hard work in hosting the fundraiser and their generous donation. I’m proud to serve this small community that comes together with big hearts.  I appreciate the residents of Maple Park that feel the Drop-In Center is a worthy cause. Thank you,” said Police Chief Tony Ayala.

The Drop-In Center was started under the previous Police Chief, Mike Acosta. The Drop-In Center was moved to a bigger space and remodeled under the current Police Chief Tony Ayala.

Mission statement of the Maple Park Police Department Youth Drop-In Center:  “The Maple Park Youth Drop-In Center is a place for youth to go to socially interact with their peers in a friendly, positive manner, rather than creating mischief in the community. Our program encourages positive interactions with the police and we also support local community events.”

Village President Kathy Curtis sends thanks to the businesses of Maple Park “County Line Custom, Bootleggers and Honest Automotive” for their contribution back to the community.

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