District Planning & Finances

2022-23 Agency Accomplishments

  • District-Wide Community Survey
  • Deerpath Park Warrington Playground: 2-5 Year Old Playground was Replaced
  • Grosse Pointe Park: 2-5 year Old Year Old Playground was Replaced
  • Westwood Park: 2-5 Year Old Playground was Added
  • Asphalt Resurfacing at Century Park and Lakeview Fitness
  • New asphalt roof shingles have been installed on the roofs of all five buildings at Turtle Creek Waterpark
  • $566,000 OSLAD Grant recipient for Hartmann Park
  • Seavey Ditch Project with Village of Vernon Hills and Lake County Stormwater Commission
  • Restoration of Overflow Pond at Lake Charles Park

 

 

Capital Improvement Plan

2023-2027 Capital Improvement Plan

 

Comprehensive Plan

2024-2028 Comprehensive Plan

 

Strategic Plan

2024-2028 Strategic Plan

2023 Strategic Plan Report Card

2022 Strategic Plan Report Card

2020 Strategic Plan Report Card

2021 Strategic Plan Report Card

ADA Transition Plan

2021 ADA Transition Plan
For Comments or questions regarding the ADA Transition Plan, please contact Tom Ritter at tomr@vhparkdistrict.org

 

Annual Report

2022-2023 Annual Report

 

2023 Community Survey Results

Community Survey 2023 Presentation

 

Financial Information

November, 2022
Publication Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for Vernon Hills Park District

 

Annual Budget

All Park District programs, operations, capital improvements, and maintenance expenses are funded through a combination of revenue sources including property taxes, user fees & charges, grants, and donations. A budget is developed on an annual basis by the Superintendent of Finance & HR and the Executive Director, with input from staff, and is approved by the Park Board each year at the May, Park Board Meeting.

The annual budget provides the expected revenue and expenses by program and service that the agency anticipates spending within its fiscal year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. In accordance with Illinois State Law, the budget is made conveniently available for inspection 30 days prior to the May Board meeting at the District’s administrative office at the Sullivan Community Center at 635 N. Aspen Drive. A budget hearing is held in early May to provide an opportunity for public comment prior to the Board voting on the passage of the budget. Notice of this public hearing is published in a local newspaper no less than 7 days before the hearing.

Fiscal 2024-2025 Budget

Fiscal 2023-2024 Budget

Fiscal 2022-2023 Budget

FY22/23 Budget Summary-Net Position & Revenue/Expense Charts

Supplemental Budget Report FY22

Fiscal 2021-2022 Budget

Fiscal 2020-2021 Budget

 

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

As required by Illinois Park District law, each year an independent agency is hired to audit the Park District’s financial statements and operating funds. The audit is a comprehensive financial analysis of the Park District’s operations and procedures when it comes to handling public finances.

Fiscal 2023 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Fiscal 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Fiscal 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 

 

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Vernon Hills Park District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. This national award has been received for over 20 years.

Fiscal 2023 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Fiscal 2022 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Fiscal 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Fiscal 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

 

Prevailing Wage

The Prevailing Wage Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics employed on public works construction projects no less than the general prevailing rate of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work of a similar character in the county where the work is performed.

Please use the following link to find the Prevailing Wage Rate determinations by the Illinois Department of Labor for Lake County.

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Pages/Rates.aspx

 

Employee Compensation

Total Compensation Package 2023

 

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund serves almost 3,000 employers and has provided employees of local governments and school districts in Illinois (with the exception of the City of Chicago and Cook County) with a sound and efficient system for the payment of retirement, disability, and death benefits. The IMRF website provides a brief summary of IMRF benefits and the administration of those benefits.

IMRF Employer Cost and Participation Information Link