**ALL VILLAGE OF MAPLE PARK PLAYGROUNDS AND BASEBALL FIELDS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.**
As part of Executive Order 2020-10, it specifically states individuals may leave their residences to engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running or biking and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas IF they comply with the Social Distancing. However, playgrounds and the use of baseball fields may increase the spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be CLOSED.
Kathleen Curtis/Village President
Village President Kathy Curtis wanted to reach out to all our residents during this difficult time.
Remember – we are all in this together!!
A Message from Kathy Curtis
On Tuesday, the Village of Maple Park passed an ordinance that restricts how long you can have your garbage cans out at the curb. This is a normal rule that many municipalities have. The wording in the ordinance, like many ordinances, says that the village can fine you up to $750.00. This language is in many of our ordinances where enforcement may be necessary. The Village of Maple Park will NEVER start out with a fine of any amount. The first thing we will do is let you know, most likely via letter, explaining the rule. We only want compliance, this is not a revenue maker for the village. The only time a fine would be assessed is if you do not comply after the village has tried to work with you.
The meat of the ordinance reads as follows:
Containers for Collection. No person shall dispose of any garbage, refuse or ashes anywhere in the Village except as herein provided. Such material shall be placed in secured or in covered containers, as herein provided, for collection by a licensed garbage and refuse collector. All containers for garbage, yard waste and refuse shall be placed by residents at the curb line of the premises served not earlier than 3:00 p.m. on the day before the scheduled collection, and shall be removed on or before 9:00 a.m. the day after the collection is made. No container shall be placed so as to constitute a nuisance to adjacent property or to the occupants thereof.
Please, if you have questions please call the village office at (815) 827-3309.
As promised, the Strategic Plan is online for your review. Remember when you attended that public meeting last fall? This is the culmination of a lot of work by the Board of Trustees, staff, residents, and NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies. We are hoping to bring some (if not all) of these goals to fruition in the future.
Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (918 downloads)
Do you have a street light out in your neighborhood? Please call the village office at (815) 827-3309 with the address closest to the light that is out and we will be happy to take care of it.
You can also send an email to email@example.com and make sure you include the address closest to the street light so we can get it taken care of.
We don’t know it’s out unless you tell us that it’s out.
Would 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 (951 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ENROLLED IN THE DIRECT DEBIT PROGRAM
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 email@example.com. 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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