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Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District begins new program for area residents

The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District has started a new service which will help area residents be involved in their programs in the future.

People can now go on-line and register for a particular program or league.

The park district is looking at installing a black vinyl coated chain link fence for their dog park. The facility is expected to be open this spring at VFW Park. The board said that the fence should not exceed $20,000.

Park Commissioner Richard Ohlinger also said that they can expect additional costs with the dog park such as mulch for the facility, water, signs, and an area for big dogs and small dogs. The park is expected to be self-policed by the people who use it.

Park officials approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Rochelle Elementary district for a "Safe Route to School" grant application. The sidewalk would be located on the north side of Route 38 between Brookside Drive and Currency Court. The park district will pay for the entire project.

The park board is looking at lowering their employee health insurance coverage. Last month, they approved a United Health Care proposal from Rochelle Insurance as their premiums increased by 11.8 % or $7,500.

They heard a proposal from Query Insurance of Rochelle last night which may save the district $10,000.

Greg Query plans to bring back final numbers on the proposal during the January meeting. The new plan could begin in February if park officials make the change.

 

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