Maple Park receives grant for mapping

By on November 20, 2009

DeKalb County Community Foundation provides funds
MAPLE PARK—The DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) on Tuesday presented the village a $5,000 grant to fund the development of Geographical Information Systems maps for regional planning in Maple Park.

The DCCF approved a $5,000 grant to help the village develop base and layered planning maps. The grant will be used for consulting services and work on the village’s maps to bring them up to date.

The village of Maple Park has been working with developers and engineers to plan for residential, commercial, and recreational areas. The grant funds will be used to create layers of maps that represent these areas. The village plans to work with DeKalb County to coordinate the development of these map layers and work with the county’s Development Department to plan for the future.

The grant for map services will be a great help to the village and will give us a visual aid in planning for the future development of Maple Park, said Village Trustee Suzanne Fahnestock.

The village continues to work with developers, both commercial and residential, and the new maps will be a great resource to the village in our planning efforts, said Village President Kathy Curtis.

The DeKalb County Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County by addressing community needs and expanding, managing, and distributing philanthropic resources. The Foundation distributes approximately $1 million every year in DeKalb County in support of arts and culture, education, community development, and health and human services through seven different grant-making mechanisms and programs.