Win Tickets to Carnival of Madness at Toyota Park
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
The H-F Park District's annual Dog Jog has been moved from this Saturday, March 3, to June 9.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Plus new paint jobs and a new commissioners.
We take a look at some of the items approved and discussed at the May 17 H-F Park District Board of Commissioners meeting. Big Story: The H-F Park District Board of Commissioners voted to elect current Commissioner Steve Johnson as the new Park District Board President and Commissioner Sue Bertram as vice president. Johnson will be taking the place of now-former President Bob Haderlein, who just won re-election for another six-year term. Both Johnson and Bertram humbly accepted their new titles. Quote: Bob Haderlein said, "I want to thank everybody in this room for making (the presidency) very easy and enjoyable, you guys do a great job." ***** Big Story: Outgoing H-F Park District Commissioner Peter Camin said his final goodbyes before …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Plus a mold remediation and a t-shirt contract for the H-F Park District.
We take a look at some of the items approved and discussed at the April 19 H-F Park District Board of Commissioners meeting. The request: Approve the bid from Mold Solutions of Chicago in the amount of $11,430 for mold remediation and reconstruction in the Discovery Center at Irons Oaks. What this means: The Discovery Center at Irons Oaks has had water issues since its construction was completed, according to Irons Oaks Manager Cheryl Vargo. As a result of the water seepage problems at the center, mold has ensued. This contract should alleviate the mold problem. Vote: Unanimous, yes. ***** The request: Approval for the re-bedding of the large pool at Lions Club Park and Pool not to exceed $12,247.80. Quotes: “We initially thought we’d do …
Friday, April 22, 2011
After losing reelection, seven-year H-F Park District Board member Peter Camin was presented with kind words and gifts during his last meeting as a board member.
Cake and sparkling grape juice welcomed guests to the H-F Park District’s board meeting on April 19. The concessions were served in honor of Commissioner Peter Camin’s last meeting as a board member. Camin, a seven-year board member and former president, recently lost re-election to Dallas Collins. Under Camin’s presidency of the board, the H-F Park District was honored as a national gold medal award finalist by the National Recreation and Park Association. Camin’s fellow commissioners offered parting words at his last meeting. “Since I’ve been on the board, for four years, Peter helped me greatly understand the role and responsibility of this board, and made the transition (into being member) extremely simple,” Commissioner Steve Johnson …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
H-F Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas clears up recent rumors regarding the H-F Ice Arena and explains why the "Icettes" program will now be run as a private club.
H-F Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas took time at the beginning of last night’s board meeting to clear up recent rumors and speculations about the H-F Ice Arena. The rumors range from more programming changes to the closing of the arena. “The only change that we are making is to the 'Icettes' program,” said Kopas. “There will still be private lessons, there will still be freestyle ice.” This may come as good news to the H-F Ice Arena parents, as concern that too many changes too soon was expressed as a big issue during last week’s special meeting at the Dolphin Lake Clubhouse. In our video, Kopas explains why the “Icettes” will become a private club rather than remain an in-house program.
A recap of the March 15 H-F Park District board meeting.
The Main Story: The H-F Park District Board voted in favor of approving a resolution in support Homewood School District 153’s proposed tax referendum during last night’s meeting. “This is something I feel very strongly we should do,” Board President Bob Haderlein said. The tax referendum, which will be publicly voted on during Election Day on April 5, is designed to provide $7.5 million to District 153 by means of a seven-year tax hike for Homewood residents and businesses. District 153 has recently announced that without the referendum's passage, 26 positions will be eliminated, among other significant cutbacks. Large Group Fees and Charges at Irons Oaks Approved: The board voted to approve a new series of fees and charges that will be …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The next H-F Park District Board meeting will be held on Feb. 15, and we've included the big items on the agenda.
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will be holding a board meeting on Feb. 15. While the district has been focusing heavily on preliminary budget planning since the New Year, this meeting will be business as usual. Here are the big items on the district’s official meeting agenda: School District 153 Willowview Park Lease Agreement Zoom Media Agreement Swim Lesson Fees & Charges Resolution #587
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A multitude of members of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District converged Tuesday night to prioritize the proposed goals of the upcoming 2011-2012 district budget.
Board members, administrative teams, supervisors and leisure team committee members came together Tuesday night at the Goldberg Center to discuss the 2011-2012 goals and objectives for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. H-F Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas kicked off the meeting. “You could say… we don’t need to be doing this goal setting because times are lean and we need to focus on what we have and (how to maintain) it,” said Kopas. “We all agree that that’s really important, but (we)… want to set our sights a little higher.” All attendees took the time to address the prioritization of specific topics under six standard overarching goals: Items were discussed at the meeting, and prioritized based on their decided …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is relying on your help to develop an updated master plan to help betters serve the community.
Attention Flossmoor and Homewood residents: all are invited to the Irwin Community Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a special public meeting to help develop an updated master plan for the H-F Park District. H-F Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas extends this invitation to anyone interested in being a part of an organization that lives to serve the community. “We would like to hear residents’ perspectives directly on park district programs, parks, services and facilities," said Kopas, in a press release. "We want to ensure that what we are offering is aligned with what residents need." It is your involvement in functions like this that will help the H-F Park District, a two-time National Gold Medal Award Winner for Excellence in …