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Rochelle park board meeting

Park officials in Rochelle received an update report last night on the financial status for the district. The current fiscal year ends on April 30th.

The General Fund looks like it will have a surplus of $6,200. The Recreation Fund will be down by around $49,100 than what was anticipated in the budget. The majority of the total comes from the Spring Lake swimming pool at $25,000. Park District Executive Director Eric Christensen said that the numbers they predicted in the budget came up short due to the cool summer last year.

The goal for the next fiscal year is to have a balanced budget in both the General and Recreation Funds.

The board approved the bid of $15,360 for restoration of the bathhouse floor at spring lake along with the Tort Liability insurance premium. The figure will not exceed $71,000.

Lake Sule will also get a new fishing pier in the near future at a cost of $13,800.

Fearer, Nye, and Chadwick will remain as the attorney for the district with a yearly cost of $11,500. Park officials met behind closed doors to talk about personnel and land acquisition. No action was taken.

May 3rd between 10 and noon will be pick-up day at the parks in Rochelle. Area residents are encouraged to come out and pick-up the trash.  

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