Tag: Willie Norfleet

Maywood To Explore A Way Around Paying Melrose Park For Water

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Maywood water tower. | wa9idj/Panoramio 

Ever since Maywood’s water woes — from high rates to high fees — were featured in a 2-part Chicago Tribune investigative report last year, village and county officials have been plumbing the depths for solutions to the problem.

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Maywood Likely to Approve 3% Levy Amid Residents’ Complaints

Saturday, December 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a contentious Dec. 5 public hearing on Maywood’s 2017 tax levy, around a half dozen village residents berated the Board of Trustees for proposing to increase the village’s annual budget by 3 percent over last year’s level. The board is expected to authorize the new levy at a regular meeting on Dec. 19.

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Maywood Board Looking to Approve 3% Property Tax Levy

Friday, November 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a Nov. 21 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously for a resolution approving an estimated property tax levy of $19,470,830, which is the money that the village raises from property taxes in order to fund necessary government services.

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A Move to Maywood? A Risky Proposition, Say Aspiring Homebuyers

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An apartment building in the process of being demolished earlier this year. | Village of Maywood 

Charles Sergeant, 35, lives with his wife and children in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, but they’re considering a move back to Maywood, where Sergeant grew up. Some things, however, stand in their way.

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After Trib Report, Maywood Outlines Efforts to Save Water

Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. during a Nov. 7 regular board meeting, where he presented the status of the village’s water system. | Michael Romain/VFP

Village of Maywood officials said that they’re making progress on fixing the town’s water and sewer infrastructure after to a two-part investigative report published in October by the Chicago Tribune showed that the village has among the highest water rates in the Chicago region.

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Tribune Explores Maywood’s, Minority Suburb’s Sky-high Water Rates

Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

A two-part Chicago Tribune investigative piece, published online Oct. 25, reports that majority-minority suburbs with relatively high concentrations of low-income residents, pay more for water service (and for fees related to maintenance and reconnections) than some of the wealthiest (and whitest) suburbs in the country.

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Maywood-based National Cycle Inc. Planning to Expand Operations

Thursday, October 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An architectural rendering of a proposed new building that National Cycle Inc. plans to build next to its current facility at 2200 S. Maywood Dr. | National Cycle 

National Cycle Inc., located at 2200 S. Maywood Drive in Maywood, is planning to expand its manufacturing operations by building a roughly 28,0000-square-foot building nearby.

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