All posts tagged "Kathy Curtis"
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
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
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
MP signs IGA with Kaneland
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Maple Park must revise its plan for street repairs
Village officials cite state specifications as reason MAPLE PARKâ€”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
New ordinance will address golf cart use in Maple Park
MAPLE PARKâ€”Tooling around on a golf cart can be fun and a great way to get from one place to another, but itâ€™s not as free-wheeling as you might think.
- Posted October 15, 2010
Sharing future boundary bounty
MAPLE PARKâ€”The Maple Park Board decided Monday to keep the door open to finding common ground with Cortland on where the two villagesâ€™ boundaries meet, but they want more equitable terms.
- Posted September 24, 2010
Wastewater plant takes top priority
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Longtime MP Public Works director says he will retire Nov. 1
Maple Parkâ€”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
Maple Park officials studying revenue options
MAPLE PARKâ€”In times of increasing revenue constraints, Maple Park officials are trying to stay ahead of the financial curve.
- Posted July 23, 2010
Village seeks engineer proposals
MAPLE PARKâ€”Many municipalities are reviewing their budgets to try to reduce costs where appropriate, and Maple Park is no exception. The villageâ€™s latest budget adjustment will be reducing its village engineering expense, if possible.
- Posted July 9, 2010
Park will not be cellular tower site
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Tight budget has MP seeking grants, loans
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Accurate census makes sense for villages
ELBURN, MPâ€”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
State revenue cut would hit villages hard, officials say
ELBURN, MPâ€”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
Curtis lauds board for year’s accomplishments
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Private-property parking ordinance clarified
MAPLE PARKâ€”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 Tuesdayâ€™s Village Board meeting.
- Posted April 9, 2010
RV owners want an answer
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Stimulus funds sought for aging stormwater system upgrades
MP, ELBURNâ€”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
New retail center contingent on water main project
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Officials praise new chief for first month on job
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
‘Grants, grants, grantsâ€™
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
MP officials hold off on wayside horn decision
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
MP hires new legal firm with local presence
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
MP Village attorney: New committees operating legally
Maple Parkâ€”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
MP Village withholds sidewalk project payment
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
State budget includes funding for MP projects
MAPLE PARKâ€”On Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law bills that create the $31 billion â€œIllinois Jobs Now!â€ plan. Under the plan, the village of Maple Park will receive $140,000 in funding.
- Posted July 20, 2009
New policy: Staff not required at board meetings
MAPLE PARKâ€”Under a new policy for the village of Maple Park, village employees are not obligated to attend Village Board meetings.
- Posted July 17, 2009
New committees can’t start without ordinance
MAPLE PARKâ€”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
Starting from scratch
Maple Parkâ€”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
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
Maple Park notes
Board re-appoints village clerk; Group to install picnic table
- Posted June 11, 2009