Roselle Park District Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
(Roselle, IL) – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Roselle Park District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
“We are proud to be recognized by the GFOA. Credit for this award is shared with Lynn McAteer, Business Service Manager, and Nicolette Ferraresi, Accounting Manager, as they fully understand the seriousness of good internal controls and sound fiscal management,” says Rob Ward, Director of the Roselle Park District.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.
The Roselle Park District is once again in the process of applying for the PARC grant. This grant was specifically designed to spur “brick and mortar” projects and will reimburse the winners of the grant up to 75% of the project cost. Due to the last minute funding by the Department of Natural Resources, the District must act fast in order to meet the submittal time line of March 3, 2014. The Board has given authorization to hire an architect firm to design a new Turner Park Field House and submit our PARC grant application. Prior to submittal we would like to have an initial meeting with residents to review a conceptual plan. Click here to view site plan. Click here to view floor plan. Click here to view renderings.
Due to the building’s current condition and life expectancy, it would be demolished and a similar prairie style building would be built. The new building would be expanded significantly to the north and east for a total footprint of approximately 6800 square feet. While the new building is currently in the concept phase, we are envisioning a one-story building containing two large rooms with dividers to create four multipurpose/programming rooms, kitchenette, a large deck and multiple washrooms on both the exterior and interior to accommodate park as well as building users. We would also propose replacing the basketball court and rebuilding the Lions Club gazebo. The building will be used for a variety of programs which may include adult and senior programs as well as rental opportunities.
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