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Budget Hearing Minutes October 24, 2018



5:15 PM, October 24, 2018

District Headquarters



President Judy Barnard opened the public budget hearing.



It is 5:16 PM on October 24, 2018, and I would like to welcome all of you to the Budget Hearing for the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District.


This hearing is conducted by the Board of Commissioners to comply with Illinois statutory requirements.  I am Judy Barnard, President of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Board.  Present with me are Commissioners, Audrey Johnson, Jeff Tilly, Cheryl Maggio, Gloria Lind and Jake Henry, and Executive Director Mike Holan.


The District staff and Board of Commissioners have provided this hearing as a commitment to our citizens to allow for public input prior to approval and adoption of our budget by the Board.  This budget is prepared for the fiscal year of November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019.


This is not a question-and-answer type of meeting, but a forum for public input only.


This meeting is being recorded on tape so that a verbatim transcript can be provided to all commissioners.  I request that citizens wishing to provide input wait to be recognized and not interrupt those giving testimony.  Prior to giving testimony, I would ask that each speaker state his or her name and address, including zip code.  Each speaker will be limited to three minutes.  If you would like a copy of the transcript sent to you, put an “X” before your name on the sign-in sheet.


With that, I am ready to recognize anyone wishing to provide testimony in regard to the 2018 Forest Preserve District Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance.


Citizen testimony – none


We have heard testimony from    0    persons.  It is now    5:30    PM, and I hereby declare this hearing completed.