2018 Bond Proposal Information
Voters Approved Downsized Park District Bond Measure on March 20, 2018
A 29-member Citizen Task Force was made up of Glenview community leaders and business leaders… each one residing in Glenview between two and 42 years. Task force members agreed to attend four meetings over several months, and go over a lot of heavy reading material to understand the full scope of the projects being considered. The process was run by a third-party and the first meeting was held August 22, 2017.rnrnMembers were tasked with presenting a recommendation to the park district board of commissioners. This recommendation included whether or not we should go to referendum for the proposed projects, which projects should be included, and how much we should ask for. The third party conducted community wide research while the park district provided informational meetings and collected feedbackrnrnUltimately, the task force reduced the original bond proposal from $24 million to $17 million, enabling the park district to move forward with much-needed renovations at the 44-year old ice center, but without the bells and whistles many taxpayers thought unnecessary. Among the items cut was an outdoor bathroom at Sleepy Hollow Park. Because community feedback showed a real desire for this, the task force asked the District to find funding elsewhere, and the District did. The outdoor bathroom was constructed and opened October 2018 with funds from other sources.rnrnClick here for Sleepy Hollow press release.rnrnThe tax impact for a home valued at $500,000 is estimated at $35.69 per year. The referendum was placed on the March 20, 2018 ballot and Glenview Park District residents overwhelmingly voted yes. The bond will pay for improvements to The Grove, Ice Center renovation, and create a $1 million fund for open space purchases.rnrnFor more about the public process, click here.
referendum approved projects
The Glenview Park District placed a $17 million referendum on the March 20, 2018 ballot to address improvements to The Grove, renovate the 44-year old Glenview Ice Center, and create an open space fund. The following are additional project details:
The tax impact for a home valued at $500,000 is estimated at $35.69 per year. The referendum was placed on the March 20, 2018 ballot and Glenview Park District residents overwhelmingly voted yes. The bond will pay for improvements to The Grove, Ice Center renovation, and create a $1 million fund for open space purchases.