Springfield – It Is Time to Restore LGDF

Legislation has been introduced to #RestoreLGDF to its initial 10% rate because cities, towns and villages of all sizes across Illinois rely on that funding for their operating budgets.  For Maple Park it will mean a loss of $14,528 if the 10% is not restored.

Village Seeks Part-Time Public Works Maintenance Worker

PART-TIME PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE WORKER

  

Description:

The Village of Maple Park is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Part-Time Public Works Maintenance Worker.  Under the direction of the Public Works Director/Building inspector, this position also works closely with the Public Works Maintenance Assistant.  The position is responsible for landscaping activities such as mowing, sweeping, planting, trimming trees and shrubs, litter clean up and weed whacking.  Assists with snow removal operations, including snow fence installation, snow and ice shoveling, plowing, blowing and sweeping on Village properties, roads, parking lots and sidewalks.  Performs maintenance work such as pothole patching, culvert cleaning and gravel replacement.  Assist with water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer maintenance, may assist with meter reading.  Assists with maintaining the Civic Center, including janitorial duties, basic carpentry and painting and boiler maintenance.  May assist with detention pond maintenance, including aerators.  Assists in maintaining Village equipment and vehicles.  May respond to resident, business/property owner complaints and performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License, Class B preferred or able to obtain a Class B CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements within six (6) months
  • Must have a personal cell phone and be able to use it for limited work use
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of related experience
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds
  • Capable of climbing ladders, stairs, withstand heights, and operate machinery, tools or office equipment
  • Must be able to maintain regular and predictable attendance on scheduled work days
  • Able to withstand exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

 

The Village of Maple Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

 

Salary and Benefits:

The hourly rate is between $18.00 and $25.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.  Hours are from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. one day per week.

 

How to Apply/Respond:

Applications accepted through Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

 

Please click on the link for a copy of the Job-Description-PW.pdf (51 downloads) or call the Village of Maple Park at (815) 827-3309.  If interested in applying, submit a completed Village of Maple Park Application for Employment, cover letter, resume and three (3) references to Village Administrator, Dawn Wucki-Rossbach, dwrossbach@villageofmaplepark.com.

 

Village Seeks Part-Time Village Clerk

PART-TIME VILLAGE CLERK

 

 

 

Description:

The Village of Maple Park is seeking a professional, organized and efficient individual to perform multifaceted administrative support as the Part-Time Village Clerk.  Under the direction of the Village Administrator, this position works closely with the Village Accountant/Village Treasurer and the Village Board, Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  This position is responsible for preparation of meeting agendas, packets, minutes and posts public notices.  The position also provides service to residents, contractors and others that visit the Village’s front counter and over the telephone.  This position is responsible for general office duties, including water bill acceptance, vehicle sticker processing, updating the Village web site and posts to social media, coordination of room/facility rentals, assists the Public Works Director/Building Inspector with the building permit process and other duties as assigned.

This responsible position is the first point of contact for anyone that contacts the Village or visits the Village office.  The position requires the exercise of considerable poise and discretion, the ability to multi-task and strong communications skills.  This position serves as the Village’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer and must annually complete Open Meetings Act training.  The position also receives all candidate nominating papers and certifies names of candidates to be printed on the ballot, assists the Village President with tobacco, alcohol and gaming licenses.

The successful candidate must have a good knowledge of basic office procedures, including working a calculator, computer and telephones; experience working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to work in a team environment; must be able to maintain regular and predictable attendance; must be able to attend Village Board (first Tuesday evening), Committee of the Whole (third Tuesday evening), Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings (evening meetings as needed.)  Further, this position must provide excellent customer service, perform accurate work and have problem-solving skills.

The Village of Maple Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required, prefer Associates Degree
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in municipal government extremely helpful
  • Municipal Clerk certification preferred
  • Notary Public a plus
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug and alcohol screen and have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Salary and Benefits:

The hourly rate for this position is $18.28.  Hours are:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon; first and third Tuesdays of the month from 3:00 p.m. – through the end of the Village Board Meeting of Committee of the Whole Meeting.  All other Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.  Maximum of 30 hours per week.

 

How to Apply/Respond:

Applications accepted through Friday, May 21, 2021.

Please click on the link for a copy of the Job-Description.pdf (51 downloads) or call the Village of Maple Park at (815) 827-3309.  If interested in applying, submit a completed Village of Maple Park Application for Employment, cover letter, resume and three (3) references to Village Administrator, Dawn Wucki-Rossbach, dwrossbach@villageofmaplepark.com.

 

What is LGDF?

What is LGDF? Rather than collect a local income tax to fund municipal budgets, the State agreed in 1969 to return 10% of the money collected from our cities, towns and villages – the Local Government Distributive Fund. Despite more than 50 years of precedent, the state is now drastically reducing the amount returned to local communities, and using those dollars to plug its own budget holes. Springfield shouldn’t take local money to solve its problems. #RestoreLGDF

Updated Utility Billing Rates as of 05/01/21

Per the Village’s code, Utility Billing rates increase annually on May 1st.  Below is a chart of the updated rates (including the 2% increase)

 

WATER RATES

Resident

Debt Service $11.30

$24.64 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $6.17 per 1,000 Gallons

 

Non Residents

Debt Service $16.96

$36.94 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $9.23 per 1,000 Gallons

 

SEWER RATES

$30.61 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $7.65 per 1,000 Gallons

 

Non Residents

$45.92 Min 4,000 Gallons

Add’l $11.48 per 1,000 Gallons

 

The minimum billing for a 2 month period will be $66.55 for a Resident.  Please contact the Village Office at (815) 827-3309 if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank You!

 

Committee of the Whole Meeting – Cancelled

The Committee of the Whole meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00p.m. has been cancelled.

The next meeting of the Village Board will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:00p.m. at the Civic Center, 302 Willow Street.