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Butterfield Park Redevelopment Begins

The $1.69 million bid by Elanar Construction Co., of Chicago, IL for the Butterfield Park Redevelopment Project was approved by the Park Board at their May 11, 2016 meeting. Construction on the project began in late June and will include the construction of a new universal playground, The Playground for Everyone, in addition to the $1.84 million planned park renovations.

Park Board Breaks Ground on Butterfield Park & The Playground for Everyone

On Saturday, June 18, the Elmhurst Park District broke ground on the Butterfield Park redevelopment project and the Playground for Everyone. Plans to redevelop Butterfield Park have been part of the District’s long-range plans, and included input from neighboring residents at multiple public meetings.

Park District Administrative Office to Receive Exterior Improvements

At their May 25, 2016 meeting, the Park Board approved a bid of $63,800 from Professional Paving and Concrete Co., Inc. of Glen Ellyn, Illinois to redesign the front entrance stairway at the Park District Administrative Office in order to increase accessibility and safety, and to repair the sidewalks and driveway entrances on First Street. This improvement project will also include paving the visitor parking spots directly across from the front entrance along the train tracks.

Sugar Creek Golf Course 2015 Audit Approved

At the May 25, 2016 Park Board meeting, the audit for year ending December 31, 2015 was approved.  The financial statements, prepared by Selden Fox, Ltd, issued an unqualified opinion of the 2015 financial statements. Selden Fox, Ltd., was interviewed and selected by Village of Villa Park and Elmhurst Park District representatives as an independent auditor not previously contracted with either agency.  Despite difficult times in the golfing industry, Sugar Creek realized just over $1 million in total revenues and posted a net profit of $41,353 at year-end.

Elmhurst Park District Meets 2015 Budget Expectations

At the May 25, 2016 Park Board meeting, the audit for year ending December 31, 2015 was approved.  The financial statements, prepared and presented by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, report that the District continues to maintain a sound financial condition, reporting total net assets of $42.9 million. In the General Fund, both revenues and expenses experienced a 2.5% increase compared to 2014, meeting budget projections. Total revenues in the General and Recreation Funds were $10.3 million, 40% of those coming from non-tax revenues such as program fees and rentals.