Open Meeting Act, Section 7.3
The goal of the Lombard Park District’s compensation program is to assure that the Park District maintains a compensation and benefit program that attracts and retains capable and career-oriented employees while continuing to pay competitive wages and benefits for comparable work in the marketplace. Annually, the District reviews salary/benefit information that is gathered from the Park District’s own market survey and the annual IPRA survey.
The District must disclose certain total employee compensation package as required by The Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120). The requirement states that (a) within six business days after a budget has been approved, IMRF employers must post the total compensation package for each employee exceeding $75,000 per year and (b) at least six days before approving a total compensation package in excess of $150,000 per year. Total compensation package is considered to be salary, employer portion of health insurance (medical, dental and vision), vehicle allowance, gasoline usage (prior year actual usage will be used as an estimate), housing allowance, loans, bonus, and clothing allowance. The number of vacation and sick days to be granted or accrued during the next twelve months will be stated as well. This information for employees of the Lombard Park District will be posted in the Administrative Office: 227 W. Parkside Avenue, Lombard, Illinois. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
The Park District does not actively lobby and has not over the past five years. The District is a member of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). The IAPD is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.
The resident tax dollar is divided up into several governmental entities. The Lombard Park District collects about five cents of every tax dollar to provide recreational services. The remaining portions are divided among the school districts, Village of Lombard and other agencies. The tax rate for 2016 is .4546 per $100 of assessed value (most recent available).
- Grade School District #44 46.8%
- High School District #87 27.3%
- Village of Lombard 7.3%
- Library 5.6%
- Other Taxing Bodies 5.0%
- Lombard Park District 5.0%
- College of DuPage 3.0%