H-F Park District

H-F park commissioners confront minimum wage increases in budget plans

March 05, 2020 - 21:42
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Homewood-Flossmoor Park District officials are struggling with how best to pay the increases in the state’s minimum wage as they plan for the coming year’s budget.

The next fiscal year starts May 1. The board of commissioners expects to collect $14 million in revenue. So far, it shows expenses of $14.3 million, and administrators will be working to eliminate that $300,000 deficit by the time the budget is adopted, said Debbie Kopas, parks executive director.

Park district adjusts numbers to meet EAV drop

October 18, 2019 - 21:56
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Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners are adjusting levy numbers after learning the equalized assessed valuation (EAV) of property in the district dropped by about 3 percent. The EAV had been on the upswing, although it has never regained the high property values before the 2009 recession, according to Sharon Dangles, superintendent of finance and administration.
 

Survey lists nearly 2,000 trees in H-F parks

April 16, 2019 - 20:40
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The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District inventoried 1,893 trees in 2018 when it undertook a study of the tree population at 31 of its parks and properties. Parks employees Mauricio Morales and Gabe Gacsko walked the parks and measured every tree in the district, except Irons Oaks, Coyote Run and the parks department office site, to complete an accurate inventory, according to Doug Boehm, superintendent of parks and planning.
 

H-F parks election sees Johnson re-elected, Ojode wins open seat

April 05, 2019 - 13:51
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Two seats on the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners were open in the April 2019 election. Voters chose board president Steve Johnson to remain on the board, and also selected newcomer Linda Ojode. Ojode will fill the seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Christina Jackson, who did not run for reelection. Ojode beat out Brit Volini, who lost her second bid for a park district seat, by 2,308 votes to 2,083 votes.

 

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