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 2022 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 5-year Strategic Plan.
Recreation accessibility consultants 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. You can find a summary of the plan at the front desk of the Geneseo Community Center.
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 Poolside Room of the Aquatic Center unless otherwise noted below.
DATE | TIME | PLACE
January 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
February 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
March 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
April 12, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
May 10, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
June 14, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
July 12, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
August 9, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
September 13, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
October 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
November 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
December 13, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
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, 2021 through December 31, 2021 has been made by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, and that a report of such audit dated June 3, 2022 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
Join us for a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Movies begin at Dusk.
FREE Admission & FREE Popcorn thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
The Unplug Illinois Day is a statewide initiative that encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with one another. Come out to the Athletic Field and participate in a variety of games and activities.
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation