The State of Illinois passed Public Act 102-1088, also known as the Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act that requires units of local government that levy any tax, including park districts, to form a committee to study local efficiencies.
Geneseo Park District Board Members (listed above)
Andy Thurman Geneseo Park District Executive Director
Marty Golby Committee Member
Valerie Shoemaker Committee Member
The act reads “Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the state of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees.”
Requests for inspection or copying of public records shall be made in writing and directed to the Geneseo Park District. Written requests may be submitted to a public body via personal delivery, mail, email, telefax, or other means available to the District. The public body may honor oral requests for inspection or copying. A public body may not require that a request is submitted on a standard form or require the requester to specify the purpose for a request, except to determine whether the records are requested for a commercial purpose or whether to grant a request for a fee waiver. All requests for inspection and copying received by a public body shall immediately be forwarded to its FOIA officer or designee.
In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Geneseo Park District’s freedom of information officer is Executive Director, Andy Thurman. Mr. Thurman is also the open meetings act officer.
Record Requests may be sent to:
Andy Thurman, Executive Director
Geneseo Park District
541 E North Street, Geneseo IL 61254
The park district is required by PA-97-0609 to disclose a list of employees expected to receive compensation greater than $150,000 six days prior to approval of its annual budget. Within 6 business days after approving the annual budget, the Park District is required to provide a list of all employees that are expected to receive compensation of greater than $75,000.
Compensation includes salary, the cost of all employer provided health insurance programs, bonuses and any other form of compensation.
Any individual wanting a list of the aforementioned employees may request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (309) 944-5695 and asking for Paula Verbeck.
The staff prepared and the board approved a the budget for the 2023 fiscal year. Revenues are projected at $4,842,058.00 and expenses at $5,101,850.00. Staff continues to work towards increasing the amount of projected revenues received from fees and charges. The majority of revenues and expenses occur in the recreational fund.
Please refer to the graphs for a breakdown of revenues and expenses by category along with an expense summary by fund. For further details please view the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Certificate of Estimate of Revenue.
The Geneseo Park District completes a comprehensive financial audit annually.
The Goals of the Geneseo Park District are designed to enhance our business operation and better deliver important recreational services to our community as well as working towards the 2023-2033 Comprehensive Master Plan.
Accessibility Consultation and Training Services, Inc. conducted an audit of the Geneseo Park District’s parks and facilities and its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The primary goal of the ADA is to provide the community with equal access to Geneseo Park District facilities and services.
Using the results of the audit, an ADA transition plan was created.
ADA transition Plan Summary. If you have any questions regarding the ADA transition plan, please contact Scott.
BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
The following is a schedule of Geneseo Park District regular board meetings. Meetings will be held in the Party Room of the Geneseo Community Center unless otherwise noted below.
DATE | TIME | PLACE
January 10, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
February 14, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
March 14, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
April 11, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
May 9, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
June 13, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
July 11, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
August 8, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
September 12, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
October 10, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
November 14, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
December 12, 2023 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
The Geneseo Park District Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2024 is available for public inspection at the Geneseo Park District Office located at 541 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be a public hearing as to the Budget and Appropriation Ordinance on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 at the Park Districts’ Party Room, 541 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois, at the hour of 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Winkleman, Secretary
GENESEO PARK DISTRICT
AVAILABILITY OF AUDIT REPORT OF THE GENESEO PARK DISTRICT
The Geneseo Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 has been made by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, and that a report of such audit dated May 22, 2023 has been filed with the County Clerk of Henry County, in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection on the Park District website at www.geneseoparkdistrict.org and at the Geneseo Park District office upon request.
Paula Verbeck, Treasurer
Geneseo Park District
PREVAILING WAGE RATES
It is the policy of the State of Illinois that a wage of no less than the general prevailing hourly rate as paid for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed, shall be paid to all laborers, workers and mechanics employed by or on behalf of any and all public bodies engaged in public works. Please click on the link below for the current prevailing wage classifications and rates the Department of Labor ascertained for each county within the State of Illinois.
Last year, HB 3263 / Public Act 101-0504 (Mazzochi, D. / Curran, J.) was signed into law requiring the IMRF to post the following information on its website for each participating municipality: (1) copies of all resolutions adopted by a municipality on or after January 1, 1995 to participate in the IMRF if such a resolution was required; (2) an annual report listing each municipality and the date each municipality first became a municipality that participates in the IMRF; (3) all documents pertaining to each municipality's annual projected future contributions to the IMRF; and (4) information about the amount of each municipality's past required contributions to the IMRF for each year of participation on or after January 1, 1995 and before, if available.
The new law requires participating municipalities that have a website to post on their website a hyperlink.
March 31, 2020
The Park District staff has been working with many different state organizations, City and County Officials, our Risk Management Agency, Attorneys and other Park Districts to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. >>Tell Me More
Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 23 & 25
Participants will be timed while running through a winter wonderland.
For grades Pre-K to 5th
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
Coffee & Snacks begin at 4:00 pm with Music & Dancing to follow
Open to the public
Bring Cookies or Treats to share (optional)