Village moves forward in TIF process

by David Maas
MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday passed an ordinance to establish the official date for the TIF District public hearing.

While the village has previously held two public hearings for the proposed TIF District, Illinois law requires at least one meeting, enacted by an ordinance.

“We will have the proposed TIF District completed,” Village President Kathy Curtis said. “We will have the map of the district for this meeting.”

The final public hearing will be held Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. This meeting will be the last time residents have the opportunity to voice their opinions in front of the board.

After this public hearing, if the Joint Review Board determines that the TIF District meets its requirements, the board can then enact the TIF District if they chose. The earliest the proposed district can be passed is Dec. 6, at that month’s Village Board meeting.