Did 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?
Did you not know that you needed a vehicle sticker for your vehicle?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to update your information you can also contact the village office and we can get your information updated.
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Are 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.
GOOD NEWS! We have filled one container of batteries and recycled them. We will continue to accept batteries at the village office. If you have any batteries that you would like to recycle please feel free to bring them in!
Run for Office in 2019!
There will be 3 Maple Park Trustee seats on the ballot on April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. Is it time for YOU to step up and have your voice heard? What better way than to be a Trustee!
Petition packets will be available beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at village office located at 302 Willow Street, Maple Park. Deadline to return the petition packets is December 17, 2018, at 5 p.m.
If you should have any questions please contact the Village Clerk at (815) 827-3309.
Board of Trustees Approves Refuse / Recycling Contract with Waste Management
On September 4, 2018, the Maple Park Board of Trustees approved a 5-year contract with Waste Management for Refuse and Recycling services. Beginning in February 2019, resident costs will go down and more services will be added. More to come…
The World of Recycling is Changing
Recycling is at risk. And we need your help. Waste Management collects hundreds of tons of recycling material every day in communities. Unfortunately, a higher percentage of non-recyclable materials are being found in recycling. That often happens by mistake, or due to lack of information. Current recycling markets are requiring clean, quality materials with virtually no contamination. With proper education and decision making, we can make a difference and ensure recycling is sustainable for generations to come.
Some of the most common contaminates that are found in the recycling stream include:
- Plastic bags, which often may be returned to retailers, are NOT accepted in single stream recycling.
- Pizza boxes, which contain residual grease, cheese or other toppings. Don’t include food-soiled items and liquids – they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.
- Bubble wrap and shrink wrap cause damage, down-time and costly repairs to recycling equipment.
- Electric cords, string/rope material, rubber and plastic hose, clothing. These items are called “tanglers” and can shut down an entire recycling plant!
- Propane tanks, batteries, and electronic waste can start fires at the recycling plant.
- Medical equipment and devices of any kind, such as needles, tubing and gloves. They can cause injury to workers.
To learn more information about recycling, please visit www.recycleoftenrecyleright.com.
Help us Recycle Often. Recycle Right. ®
Golf 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.
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:
- Proof of Liability Insurance – Driver must carry it with the vehicle at all times
- Valid Driver’s License
- Age Requirement – Driver must be age 18 or older
- Registration with the Village of Maple Park
- Required Equipment:
- Brakes and brake lights;
- A steering apparatus;
- Rearview mirror;
- Approved “slow moving vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle;
- Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet;
- Taillamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of at least 100 feet;
- Any additional requirements which may be required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
In February, 2018, the Maple Park Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the requirement for animal licenses. Residents will still need to follow the code for the number of animals and getting vaccinations, but you will only need to get your animal registered with the county in which you live.
Ordinance 2018-02 Animal Control License Fees Requirements (174 downloads)
Dean Stiegemeier, Chief of Police
It 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.
Looking 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).
Are 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.