Want to be more involved in What’s Happening in Maple Park? How about running for Village Trustee or Village President!! Be a part of making Maple Park Strong!
Information regarding the candidate positions from the Illinois State Board of Elections can be accessed by the link below.
Today the Governor announced the opening of the second round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program. These grants will be available to all small businesses statewide that experienced losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, the application is available on our website to review. Applicants can start gathering the necessary information. On the afternoon of September 17th, we will begin to accept applications. Grants will be awarded and funded on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.
Funding for this round is approximately $200 million, with more than half of the funds earmarked for businesses downstate. Of this funding, $70 million will be invested in Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs) and $60 million in heavily impacted industries. A map of the DIAs can be found on our website. The heavily impacted industries are defined a having annual revenues of $10 million or less and have been close or operating at a very diminished capacity since mid-March and are likely to continue to do so until Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. These industries include the following:
- Event spaces
- Music venues
- Performing arts venues
- Indoor recreation
- Amusement parks
- Movie theaters
- Charter/shuttle buses
While these priority areas are part of the program, the BIG program is open to all eligible businesses (for profit and nonprofit) with $20 million or less in annual revenue in 2019 and experienced losses due to COVID-19. The grant size will be equivalent to two months of expenses. DCEO will be hosting a series of webinars regarding this program. You can register for any of the webinars by using the links below:
We will continue to add additional times for webinars and technical assistance. Please let us know if you would like us to present this information to your organization. We are happy to do so. Please feel free to share this information. We want to make sure the small business community statewide is aware of this opportunity.
Joseph McKeown/Regional Economic Development (Team RED)
Senior Account Manager
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
In addition, Kane County is offering grants to small businesses to help cover any COVID-19 related expenses, and also Non-Profits. Click on the links below for additiional information.
Small Business Grant Program Flyer Nonprofit Grant Program Flyer
At the September 1, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting, an ordinance was passed to change the schedule of meeting dates for the remainder of 2020. There will no longer be individual committee meetings (Infrastructure, Personnel, Finance), but a Committee of the Whole meeting that will encompass all committees instead, and attended by all board members.
The meeting dates have been updated on the “Meeting” tab on the website. Previous Committee meeting minutes will still be available under the Committee Meeting Minutes tab.
ComEd has shared with us some information for residents that may be experiencing financial hardship during these COVID times. Listed bekow are links to financial assistance that can be applied for in order to keep your ComEd account current.
Financial Asst Newsletter
Financial Assistance Solutions
AEP Energy is set to mail out letters to all residents on Monday, August 17th regarding the new electric supply charges. A copy of this letter is available at the link below. Keep your eyes out for this mailing and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact AEP Energy directly at 630-882-6100
AEP Electrical Aggregation Mailer
Milestone is holding a Virtual Job Fair on Illinois workNet on August 12th at 1:00pm. There is scheduled to be 50 job openings in the health care and social assistance fields. Milestone is located in Rockford, IL. The link to the online registration is listed below.
Milestone Online Registration
It appears that there is quite a bit of confusion regarding the pool ordinance that was recently passed at the Village Board meeting on July 7th. In order to try to alleviate some confusion regarding the new regulations, I’ve posted a link to the ordinance that was approved.
Ordinance 2020-15 Amending Zoning Regarding Swimming Pools
Dean Stiegemeier Police Chief
Maple Park’s own Chief Stiegemeier has an article published in the latest issue of Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police! You can check it out at the link below.
ILACP Article by Chief Stiegemeier 03-2020
Located at the link below is the 2019 Water Quality CCR report. This report is published every year to notify our residents of the testing completed on a regular basis for the quality of our drinking water.
Maple Park CCR 2019