March 30 Virtual Board Meeting Participation Instructions

The March regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm for bill review with the regular meeting starting at 7:30 pm. This meeting will be held as a virtual open meeting using Zoom video conferencing.

To watch or participate in this meeting via Zoom video, click the following Video Link. To obtain passcode to connect to this meeting via Zoom, please call Richard Lyon at 224-257-4869 prior to 6:00 pm on March 30, 2021. You do not need a Zoom account to participate in the meeting. You can view from a computer, tablet, or smart phone and can view from a computer even if you do not have a webcam.

If watching from a computer without a webcam or microphone, you will need to call 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID: 864 1878 4581 when prompted if you wish to engage in public participation during the meeting. If you prefer to listen or participate by phone only, also please dial 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID: 864 1878 4581 when prompted. To obtain passcode to connect to this meeting by phone, please call Richard Lyon at 224-257-4869 prior to 6:00 pm on March 30, 2021.

Instructions for New Zoom Users:
If you have never used Zoom on your device before, please allow a few minutes for set up prior to the start of the meeting. If using a computer, when you click the above link you will be prompted to download and install Zoom. If using a smart phone or tablet, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Waste Hauler RFP

NOTICE

MAINE TOWNSHIP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Notice is hereby given that Maine Township is accepting proposals for residential solid waste collection services, recycling services, landscape waste collection and disposal services and the billing of residents in the unincorporated area of Maine Township.  The waste collected shall be disposed of at a permitted facility of the Hauler’s choice.

There are approx. 3,000 households consisting of approximately 1,700 single-family households and approximately 1,300 multi-family households (defined as townhomes/row houses with 8 units or less) within the unincorporated area of Maine Township.

The Township is seeking proposals for the following services:

  • Solid waste collection weekly from single-family households
  • Solid waste collection weekly from multi-family households with 8 units or less
  • Recycling services weekly from both single-family households and multi-family households with 8 units or less
  • Landscape waste collection
  • Collection and recycling of white goods
  • Collection of household/bulk items
  • Educational Component

Starting on February 17, specification will be available for pickup, at Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 and on our website at www.mainetown.com.  Sealed proposals will be due at Maine Township Town Hall, Attn: Clerk Peter Gialamas, no later than 9:30 am on March 16, 2021.

Maine Township reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to accept any proposal if, in the judgement of the Maine Township Board, the best interest of the Township is promoted.

Waster Hauler RFP

Map of Unincorporated Area

By order of:

Laura J. Morask
Maine Township Supervisor

Peter Gialamas
Maine Township Clerk

Vaccine Distribution Information

Cook County Government, Cook County Health and Cook County Department of Public Health are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to those living and working in Cook County. To register to be vaccinated, receive updates and schedule appointments when your phase is eligible, visit https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/

You can also visit the link below to find out more about vaccination availability and eligibility.

https://mhealthappointments.com/covidappt

According to the link above:

COVID-19 vaccine is currently being prioritized by the local department of public health for the following individuals who live or work in the city of Chicago:

*     Healthcare providers

*     Long term care facility residents

*     Individuals age 65 and older

*     Front line essential workers

*     Individuals at residential congregate care sites

Updates from Assessor’s Office

Wishing all our Maine Township residents a very Happy New Year.  We are hopeful that this year will bring along much cheer.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois law (Public Act 101-0635), certain property exemptions applied for in taxable year 2019 will be automatically renewed for the taxable year 2020. 

What You Need to Know about Your Exemptions!

Which exemptions will auto-renew for 2020? 

The homeowner and senior exemptions currently auto-renew each year. 

Which exemptions will auto-renew for the year 2020 only?

The Senior Freeze will auto-renew, for 2020 only, if the owner of record is the same on January 1st, 2020 as it was on January 1st, 2019 and have a total household annual income of $65,000 or less in calendar year 2019.    

The persons with Disabilities Exemption will auto-renew, for 2020 only, if the owner of record is the same on January 1st, 2020. 

The Veterans with Disabilities Exemption will auto-renew, for 2020 only, if the owner of record is the same on January 1st, 2020.  If a veteran’s disability percentage has changed, he or she will need to submit an application with the updated award letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans of Affairs.

I turned 65 in the 2020 year; how do I apply for my Senior Exemption?

If you are the owner of record on January 1st, 2020 and born in 1955 or earlier, you may apply for the Senior Exemption.  The 2020 applications may be available the mid-part of February.   Call the Maine Township Office and we will assist you in getting signed up to receive the exemption on your Second Installment Property tax bill. 

I turned 65 in the 2020 year; how do I apply for the Senior Freeze?

This is an additional deduction for seniors that have a total household income qualification of $65,000 or less from their 2019 Federal Income Tax.  Additionally, the senior must me be the owner of record on January 1st, 2020 and January 1st, 2019.  The 2020 applications may be available the mid-part of February.   Call the Maine Township Office and we will assist you in getting signed up to receive the exemption on your Second Installment Property tax bill. 

What You Need to Know about Your 2020 Property Tax Bill!

The First Installment Property Tax Bill can be viewed on the Cook County Treasurer’s Website (www.cookcountytreasurer.com.)  This bill is due March 2, 2021, however due to the pandemic, fees for late charges have been waived through May 3, 2021.  This is the same for the Second Installment of 2020 taxes which is due August 2, 2021 but late charges have been waived through October 1, 2021.  The Treasurer’s office will accept partial payments for the First Installment Tax Year 2020 but any outstanding balances after May 3, 2021 will incur a late charge of 1.5 percent per month mandated by Illinois law. 

Food Pantry Hours

The Maine Township Food Pantry will be open to residents of Maine Township between the hours of 10-1 Tuesday and Friday. Visitors to the pantry must sign the sign-in sheet and show proof of residence in Maine Township. Given the amount of boxes going out, the pantry must restrict services to Maine Township residents only. It also must limit it to at most once a week. Pre-made boxes cannot be substituted or changed.

Maine Township Open to Residents By Appointment Only

The Maine Township Town Hall is open to residents for services by appointment only. No residents will be allowed into the building without an appointment. Please contact the specific department you need in order to set up an appointment prior to coming to the building. All residents will be required to wear masks when entering the building and proper social distancing measures and capacity limits will be adhered to. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. See below for additional details.

To schedule an appointment please call 847-297-2510 and ask for one of the following departments or extensions:

  • Assessor x255
  • Clerk x222
  • General Assistance x236
  • MaineStay x241

Donations Needed for Maine Township Food Pantry

Maine Township Food Pantry is in need of donations to feed more families struggling during this difficult time. Visit the Food Pantry page for a list of needed items. Monetary or food donations may be dropped off during normal business hours of 9-5 pm Monday through Friday at the Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge. Check donations may be mailed to Maine Township Food Pantry, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge.

A GoFundMe page has been set up pursuant to much appreciated help from Park Ridge Alderman John Moran for people who wish to make monetary donations for our Food Pantry, while sheltered in place. Alderman Moran will, through a network of community volunteers, then coordinate with “shoppers” to help us obtain actual food which has been the most challenging for our pantry. Many of our usually suppliers are not processing bulk orders at this time or the wait time is increased greatly. Please visit the GoFundMe page to donate if you seek to donate money to support  Maine Township Food Pantry.

Another option for people or groups that may want to donate to our Food Pantry is to start their own drive through yougivegoods.com.

Your contributions will strengthen our community by helping others in need.