Park Board News
The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners reviewed the proposed Golden Meadows Park stormwater IGA prepared by the City of Elmhurst on April 13, 2016 after discussions and review of the agreement took place last week with the Park District attorney and with the Park Board’s stormwater subcommittee. In an effort to expedite the process and enable the City to help residents in the Pine Street neighborhood as quickly as possible, the subcommittee recommended a new sequence of events aimed at streamlining the agreement. The proposed new sequencing was also shared with C
In its ongoing efforts to provide a smooth summer registration process, the ad hoc technology committee established by the Board of Park Commissioners in February has continued working closely with the District’s software vendor to identify and eliminate issues with the online registration system.
The Park Board received the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement for the use of Golden Meadows for stormwater detention from the City of Elmhurst on the afternoon of March 22, 2016. The stormwater subcommittee did not have time to review the proposed IGA prior to the March 24, 2016 stormwater subcommittee meeting. The Park District's attorney, District subcommittee members and staff are currently reviewing the IGA with the intent of Park Board discussions at the April 13, 2016 Park Board Meeting. A copy of the proposed IGA accompanies this article.
Board President Ubriaco stated that the Park Board held a Special Meeting on November 2, 2015 to answer resident questions and did its best in answering those questions.
Carolyn Ubriaco was reelected to the Board of Park Commissioners for her third term. Doug Ennis and Kevin Graf were elected to fill the other two Board seats. All Commissioners serve for six-year terms.
At the May 13, 2015 Annual Meeting held at Wilder Mansion, all three newly elected Commissioners will take the oath of office and begin their terms. A regular Park Board meeting will take place immediately following the Annual Meeting.
Elmhurst Garden Club representatives President Georgia Dolan, Penny O'Neill, and Marilyn Arado presented the Board of Park Commissioners with a donation of $1,000 toward the Park District's Recreation Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to residents for recreational programs. The donation proceeds are from the club's annual Garden Walk & Faire held in July 2014.
The Elmhurst Park District was awarded a $400,000 grant for improvements to Butterfield Park. Governor Pat Quinn, at a January 3, 2015 press conference in Oak Park, IL, announced $26 million in investments for 75 local projects across Illinois that will help communities acquire land for parks and improve recreational facilities The investments are through the state's Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program.
The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved the 2015 Budget document and 2015 Budget & Appropriation Ordinance at its December 10, 2014 meeting. At the November 5, 2014 Park Board meeting, staff presented an overview of the 2015 Proposed Budget. At the November 19, 2014 Board meeting, the Board continued to discuss and held a public hearing on the 2015 Proposed Budget. Click here to view the final 2015 Budget and 2