Maple Park village notes

By on August 15, 2009

by Martha Quetsch
Presentation on quiet zone pursuit set for Aug. 20
A presentation and public information session about developing a train-whistle-free zone in Maple Park will take place during the village’s Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in the community Civic Center, 302 Willow St. The public is invited to attend and comment.

Village finishes sidewalk project
Maple Park officials decided Aug. 4 to pay Strada Construction the final payment for this year’s sidewalk improvement project.

The Village Board approved the $9,970 payment to Strada of Addison, a sum it had withheld until the company addressed a few areas of concern.

Strada was the contractor for the entire two-year sidewalk improvement project. The project cost $300,000, and the village received grant funding to help pay for it.

“They (Strada) put in 3.5 miles of sidewalks … it was well worth it,” trustee Mark Delaney said.

The project included replacing sidewalks in the village that were cracked or broken by tree roots, and installing them in areas where sidewalks had not previously been.