All posts tagged "Kathy Curtis"

  • Village name new village clerk

    Maple Park—During a special Maple Park Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Elizabeth Peerboom was appointed to the position of village clerk.

    • Posted May 29, 2011
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  • Maple Park picks pair to fill out Village Board

    Maple Park—After interviewing candidates, the Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday decided who will fill the two seats left open on the board.

    • Posted April 23, 2011
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  • Filling the roster

    Village works to fill remaining vacancies on Village Board, Planning Commission MAPLE PARK—The village of Maple Park is one step closer to filling the two open seats on its Village Board, but still has one open seat needing...

    • Posted April 15, 2011
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  • MP referendum asks residents to keep tax

    Maple Park—Maple Park residents could be faced with hefty tax increases to replace a revenue stream to fund needed capital improvements if the No Tax Increase referendum fails to pass on April 5.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • MP signs IGA with Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK—In a close vote, the Maple Park Village Board passed a motion to sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Maple Park must revise its plan for street repairs

    Village officials cite state specifications as reason MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) changed its specifications for street repairs in Maple Park, causing the village to prioritize which streets it can repair.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • New ordinance will address golf cart use in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Tooling around on a golf cart can be fun and a great way to get from one place to another, but it’s not as free-wheeling as you might think.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Sharing future boundary bounty

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Board decided Monday to keep the door open to finding common ground with Cortland on where the two villages’ boundaries meet, but they want more equitable terms.

    • Posted September 24, 2010
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  • Wastewater plant takes top priority

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Monday postponed starting work on the Schrader Road extension agreement, citing more current concerns for the revenue-strapped village.

    • Posted September 24, 2010
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  • Longtime MP Public Works director says he will retire Nov. 1

    Maple Park—The Maple Park Village Board received a shock at its meeting on Tuesday when President Kathy Curtis announced that Public Works Director Eric Pinion was retiring.

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • Maple Park officials studying revenue options

    MAPLE PARK—In times of increasing revenue constraints, Maple Park officials are trying to stay ahead of the financial curve.

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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  • Village seeks engineer proposals

    MAPLE PARK—Many municipalities are reviewing their budgets to try to reduce costs where appropriate, and Maple Park is no exception. The village’s latest budget adjustment will be reducing its village engineering expense, if possible.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Park will not be cellular tower site

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Monday voted against allowing a U.S. Cellular tower on village-owned park property next to the Civic Center.

    • Posted May 9, 2010
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  • Tight budget has MP seeking grants, loans

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials continue to seek loans and grants to pay for public works projects that are unaffordable under the village budget.

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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  • Accurate census makes sense for villages

    ELBURN, MP—Elburn and Maple Park officials want residents to stand up and be counted, by completing their 2010 U.S. Census forms.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • State revenue cut would hit villages hard, officials say

    ELBURN, MP—A proposed reduction in state income taxes disbursed to municipalities would cause more financial challenges for the revenue-strapped villages of Elburn and Maple Park.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Curtis lauds board for year’s accomplishments

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board has made great strides during the past year to begin tackling the challenges it faced when members took office a year ago, Village President Kathy Curtis said.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Private-property parking ordinance clarified

    MAPLE PARK—There are approximately 600 Maple Park violations of ordinances governing the maintenance, appearance and safety of private property in the village, President Kathy Curtis said during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • RV owners want an answer

    MAPLE PARK—Don Holder of Maple Park parks his trailer on a gravel area alongside his garage. Now, he's not so sure he is allowed to do this, since village officials are not sure either.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Stimulus funds sought for aging stormwater system upgrades

    MP, ELBURN—Maple Park and Elburn officials hope that economic stimulus funds will make sorely needed stormwater system improvements possible in their villages.

    • Posted March 5, 2010
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  • New retail center contingent on water main project

    MAPLE PARK—The Maples commercial development at Route 38 and County Line Road cannot move forward until the village improves an aging water main, possibly with a county grant.

    • Posted February 19, 2010
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  • Officials praise new chief for first month on job

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park's new police chief, Michael Acosta, spent much of his time during his first month of employment making initial improvements to help him do his job.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • ‘Grants, grants, grants’

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials are aggressively pursuing alternative types of revenue for public works projects the village cannot afford with its limited, primary source of funds, property taxes.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • MP officials hold off on wayside horn decision

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials know that reducing train whistles in the village would increase the quality of life for residents, they said.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • MP hires new legal firm with local presence

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday selected the firm of Foster & Buick Law Group as the village's new legal counsel, pleased with its fees and experience representing other local communities.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • MP Village attorney: New committees operating legally

    Maple Park—New village committees that Maple Park President Kathy Curtis formed after being elected in April have been meeting even though the Village Board has not approved an ordinance formally creating the committees.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • MP Village withholds sidewalk project payment

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park has better, and more, sidewalks since a two-year improvement project costing more than $300,000 was finished recently, village officials said. However, they decided to postpone final payment to the contractor, Strada Construction Company, after...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • State budget includes funding for MP projects

    MAPLE PARK—On Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law bills that create the $31 billion “Illinois Jobs Now!” plan. Under the plan, the village of Maple Park will receive $140,000 in funding.

    • Posted July 20, 2009
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  • New policy: Staff not required at board meetings

    MAPLE PARK—Under a new policy for the village of Maple Park, village employees are not obligated to attend Village Board meetings.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • New committees can’t start without ordinance

    MAPLE PARK—New village committees that Maple Park President Kathy Curtis formed after being elected in April cannot begin meeting until the Village Board approves an ordinance allowing for government structure change.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Starting from scratch

    Maple Park—Maple Park village trustee Debra Armstrong, in charge of the search for a new police chief, said the village is starting from scratch in this endeavor.

    • Posted July 3, 2009
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  • Saving lives on the rails

    Community officials from area villages, including Maple Park village president Kathy Curtis and Planning Commissioner Dale Weir, boarded a special train Tuesday in Elburn, as part of Operation Lifesaver.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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