Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary
The purpose of planning is to continually monitor, maintain, and improve the Rolling Meadows Park District's assets. Taking care of our infrastructure is a high priority of the Park Board and staff. The completion of the Community Assessment, the Strategic Plan, and the Capital Improvement Plan all help the agency to improve its responsiveness to the community, promote efficient and effective management, and provide the staff with a Comprehensive Plan to further the mission of the District.
The purpose of the survey was to help establish priorities for the future improvement of parks and recreation facilities, programs and services within the community. The survey was designed to obtain statistically valid results from households throughout the Rolling Meadows Park District. The survey was administered by a combination of mail and phone.
Strategic Plan 2018-2022
The Rolling Meadows Park District and Heller and Heller Consulting, Inc. (HHC) worked collaboratively with Board members and staff to develop the Rolling Meadows Park District Strategic Plan 2018 to 2022. This plan follows the long standing commitment by the District to establish future direction through an ongoing commitment to planning processes. Click on the link below for the strategic plan:
Capital Improvement Plan 2015-2020
The Park District anticipates continuing its program of renovating and updating facilities, parks, structures, playgrounds and general infrastructure under this schedule of improvements. Projects are prioritized based on the districts overall goals, board/staff priorities and anticipated funding. The implementation of the Five-year Capital plan is dependent on available finances. The following Capital Improvement Plan was approved by the Park Board of Commissioners at the May 12, 2015 meeting. Click on the link below for the Capital Improvement plan:
American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Access to community life by persons with disabilities is a fundamental goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the Rolling Meadows Park District has worked to eliminate barriers to participation so that people of all abilities can participate fully. The Rolling Meadows Park District undertook a comprehensive audit of accessibility in 2009. Recreation Accessibility Consultants completed site evaluations on all facilities and parks. From there they created a Transition Plan for the District as required by the ADA. The Transition plan describes barriers at the facilities and parks, how those will be removed, by whom, cost estimates, and the phases in which removal occurs. The spreadsheet below shows each recommendation and if highlighted has been completed.
The 2019 Budget, adopted by the Park District Board of Commissioners, serves as the Park District's financial guide. The document reflects the Park District's goal to be effective and efficient with resources and fiscally responsible with tax dollars. The budget complies with the provisions of the Park District Code, as well as the Budget Philosophy and Guidelines of the Board.
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. Less then half of the District's operating revenue is from property taxes.
The 2019 budget reflects the objective of efficiently executing Strategic Plan Initiatives, which assists in maximizing the Park District's return on investment. The 2019 budget continues to reflect the District's conservative philosophy for growth. This strategy allows the District to continue to provide high quality experiences in parks and recreation to its residents even in difficult economic times.
The Government Finance Officers Association presented the District with the Distinguished Budget Award again for 2017. The District first received this award in 2014.
Striving to Maximize Taxpayer Value
The Rolling Meadows Park District enjoys a sound financial position. The Park District has a philosophy of how funds are allocated across facilities and budgets. The Park District aggressively seeks alternative sources of revenue, with the most of it, over $2.2 million, in the form of Grants received in the last ten years. The District has a Capital Replacement Program as part of it's Capital Improvement Plan.
The newest grant $2.25 million was awarded on October 12th, 2014 when Governor Pat Quinn visited the Rolling Meadows Park District to announce a Park and Recreation Construction (PARC) grant. The grant is for the renovation of the Nelson Sports Complex Ice Arena.
The renovation project will allow the District to completely rehabilitate the mechanical systems in the building, which was built in 1971. Additional improvements will include the replacement of facility windows, boilers and parking lot for overall energy efficiency and ADA accessibility compliance.
The renovation began in April 2016 and was completed by September 2016.
Standard & Poor's AA- Rating (November 26, 2013)
Financial Assistance Program
The Rolling Meadows Park District holds the opinion that every resident should have the opportunity to participate in recreational programs. The Park District will provide a financial assistance program for residents faced with financial hardships.
All applicants must provide proof of residency with a current driver's license or state identification card. All questions must be filled in completely and accurately with only factual information. Evidence of financial need must be demonstrated to qualify for assistance.
For more information and to fill in a request form, please click here: Financial Assistance Request Form
Bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
The Rolling Meadows Park District has issued Bids/RFPs for the following services or projects.
A potential vendor/contractor shall notify the Rolling Meadows Park District when it has downloaded a Bid/RFP from this list and intends to submit a bid/proposal for the same. Addenda will be sent only to those vendors/contractors who have notified the Rolling Meadows Park District of their intent to participate in the Bid or RFP. Please provide such notification to Dominic Calderisi at DCalderisi@rmparks.org.
The Rolling Meadows Park District will attempt to timely post any addenda on this website, however, potential vendors/contractors shall remain responsible for obtaining all addenda to the original specifications prior to the proposal/bid deadline.
In the event a vendor/contractor fails to notify the District of its intent to participate in the Bid or RFP, and does not obtain the respective addenda prior to the proposal/bid deadline, the vendor/contractor shall not be able to modify its proposal/bid.
The District, at all times, reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted, or to waive irregularities in the bidding.
For the most recent prevailing wage rates, please click here.
Date Project Legal Notice Specifications
Addenda Bid Opening
Fire Alarm System
Plum Grove Park
Window Replacement Project
Fire Alarm System
Plum Grove Park
Hichcock Design Group
Master Plan & Community
RFP -Parks & Recreation Master Plan &
Community needs Assessment Services
West Meadows Ice Arena
Parking Lot Improvements
You must register your contact information in order to receive any available addendum information. Email Dominic Calderisi at DCalderisi@rmparks.org with your contact information. Please provide: Name, Company name and address, phone and fax number and email address. We are not responsible for failure to receive addendum information if you have not registered your contact information.
Budget Ordinances Treasurers Reports Expenses Audit Reports 2017-18 2017-18 FY2017-18 FY2017-18 2016-17 2016-17 FY2016-17 FY2016-17 2015-16 2015-16 FY2015-16 FY2015-16 2014-15 2014-15 FY2014-15 FY2014-15 2013-14 2013-14 FY2013-14 FY2013-14 2012-13 2012-13 FY2012-13 FY2012-13
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In accordance with Illinois Public Act 097-0609, the Park District has made available the following:
Rolling Meadows Park District adheres to the following Park Rules and Regulations / Ordinances.