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Maple Park sets hearing on street name change

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

MAPLE PARK – Maple Park has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed changing of a street name. Officials will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the civic center, 302 Willow St.

According to a draft ordinance, officials seek to change the name of a street from Willow Lane to Ashton Drive and assign street addresses on East Ashton Drive and East DeKalb Drive.

Clerk Liz Peerboom said the street is no more than 50 feet long and has no houses.

“It is really an extension of Ashton Drive,” Peerboom said. “It was named Willow Lane, but we already have a Willow Street in Maple Park. It is really a small section. And we will do other address assignments and do it all at one time.”

The address assignment changes were for a subdivision that never got built and never officially were recorded with the county, Peerboom said.

The subdivision, Squires Crossing, has one house. Only a handful of property owners were notified, mostly banks and a developer, she said.

“This is basically a housekeeping measure to get things in there properly,” Peerboom said.

The draft ordinance is available for viewing in the village office from 9 a.m. to noon through Friday and from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 7.

Peerboom said a copy of the draft ordinance should be available online by the end of the week on the village’s website, www.villageofmaplepark.com.

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