MP accepts $100,000 state grant

By on December 10, 2010

Maple Park—The village of Maple Park on Tuesday approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to accept $100,000 in grant funding for a storm water management project.

The funding for the project was established in July of 2009, when Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the $31 billion “Illinois Jobs Now!” plan. The plan is directed at reviving the Illinois economy through capital construction projects that create and retain jobs.

The village of Maple Park will receive $100,000 in funding under the plan for the storm water management project. The village worked with state Rep. Bob Pritchard, 70th District, to secure these funds during the budget process.

The storm water management funding will be applied to issues identified in a 2008 study of flooding that took place in the village as a result of unprecedented rainfall. The areas to be addressed are primarily residential areas and include retention ponds, drainage areas, berms and grading.

“The problems with storm water and runoff have been troubling the village for years. The funding will help alleviate the flooding and improve the overall storm water management plans of the village,” Trustee Suzanne Fahnestock said.