The next meeting of the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 12 noon in the Board Room at the Park District Administration Office (620 E. Riverside Ave.).
For a complete schedule of meetings for 2013, click below:
|June 19, 2013||A 06-19-13 AMENDED|
|June 5, 2013||A 06-05-13|
|May 15, 2013||A 05-15-13||M 05-15-13|
|May 1, 2013||A 05-01-13||M 05-01-13|
|April 17, 2013||A 04-17-13||M 04-17-13|
|April 3, 2013||A 04-03-13||M 04-03-13|
|March 20, 2013||A 03-20-13||M 03-20-13|
|March 6, 2013||A 03-06-13||M 03-06-13|
|February 20, 2013||A 02-20-13||M 02-20-13|
|February 6, 2013||A 02-06-13||M 02-06-13|
|January 16, 2013||A 01-16-13||M 01-16-13|
|January 2, 2013||A 01-02-13||M 01-02-13|
The Board of Park Commissioners welcomes and appreciates the views and input from interested citizens. Individuals or groups wishing to address the Board should sign in (name & address) prior to the meeting. Speakers will be asked to give their name and address as they begin their presentation. The Board asks that comments be delivered in a three minute time frame in order that others may receive adequate time and attention. As a matter of protocol, comments should reflect courtesy and not contain derogatory or slanderous comments about an individual or group. Breach of the above mentioned protocol may result in the Board President declaring the speaker or group out of order and discontinue the presentation. As a general rule, neither the Board nor staff will provide immediate responses.
The Decatur Park District is a unit of local government founded in 1924, organized and incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois which has the purpose of providing leisure services and facilities for the residents of Decatur. The Board of Park Commissioners of the Decatur Park District is considered the local legislative body to which is entrusted, by the law, the responsibility for planning, executing and appraising the park and recreation programs and facilities of the District. It is the duty of the Board to approve basic policy for the operation, control and planning of present and future activities of the District.
The following non-paid Board of Commissioners governs the Park District: Don Luy, Chris Riley, Jack Kenny, Bob Brilley and Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer.
The operating budget for 2012-2013 is $13,901,838. Decatur Park District facilities include the Administrative Office, Big Creek Riding Center, Decatur Airport, Decatur Indoor Sports Center, Fairview Pool, Fairview Tennis Center, Hickory Point Golf Course, Johns Hill Center, Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd, Poage Arts & Recreation Center, Schaub Floral Display Center, Scovill Golf Course and Scovill Zoo.
The Decatur Park District employs approximately 100 full-time employees and 400 part-time and seasonal employees.
Illinois Public Act 097-0609
In accordance with Illinois Public Act 097-0609, the Decatur Park District has posted the total compensation package for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year. The posting may be viewed at the Decatur Park District Administration Office, 620 E. Riverside Ave., Decatur, IL 62521.
In Spring 2012, the Decatur Park District began a survey process conducted by Recreation Accessibility Consultants. 56 parks and facilities were reviewed, and results have been compiled in a 6-volume document that is available at the Administrative Office, 620 E. Riverside Ave. The cover letter from RAC President John McGovern and summary letter appear below. For more information, please contact Jim Kiefer at 422-5911.
To reach the greatest number of individuals in our community, the bi-annual activity guide is made available at all Park District facilities. It is also distributed at the DACVB and many other locations across town. To view the guide online, please click here.
The Decatur Park District’s annual report is published in the Herald & Review Outlook section each year. To view a PDF of 2012 highlights, click here.