Public and Legal Notices

The Berwyn Park District believes in open and transparent government. To that end this page contains electronic copies of legal notices, bidding opportunities, public hearing notices, election related items, prevailing wage information, press releases, and other information related to the Berwyn Park District.

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Berwyn Park District



September 2018

Legal Notice

The Berwyn Park District will have two (2) six-year term and one (1) two-year partial term for the office of Park Commissioner in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election for the Office of Park Commissioner.

The following information is designed as an overview of election requirements only. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT POTENTIAL CANDIDATES CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR GUIDANCE. OFFICE: PARK COMMISSIONER

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified elector/registered voter. A person is not eligible to serve as Park Commissioner if that person is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the Park District or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony. [70 ILCS 1205/2-11]

RESIDENCY: A Commissioner must be resident of the Park District at least one year prior to the election. [70 ILCS 1205/2-11] and shall be a legal voter of and reside within the Park District boundaries. [70 ILCS 1205/2-15]

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS: Signature requirements for a Park District Commissioner Petition must be signed by not less than 2% of the number of ballots cast at the last election for commissioner in the district, but in no case by less than 25. [70 ILCS 1205/2-11, 2-17]

PETITION: Nonpartisan SBE Form P-4. (See the Candidate's Guide for the form.)

STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY: Filed with the nominating petitions. Nonpartisan SBE Form P-1A. (See the Candidate's Guide for the form.)

LOYALTY OATH: (Optional) Filed with the nominating petitions. SBE Form P-1C. (See the Candidate's Guide for the form.)

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS: Filed with the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of the unit of local government with which the person is associated is located.( See page 19 of the Candidate's Guide regarding the filing of the receipt. [5 ILCS 420/4A-106]

2019 Local Election Official's Handbook

Candidate's Guide

Election and Campaign Finance Calendar

Informational brochure for citizens who are considering serving on a park board

FILING DATES: December 10-17, 2018 (not more than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the date of the Consolidated Election).

WHERE TO FILE: Berwyn Park District-Freedom Park Office, 3701 S. Scoville Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois 60402. The Office will be open from 9 am until 5 pm. during this time period. Contact 708-788-1701.

CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE: Reports must be filed either on paper or electronically with the State Board of Elections, 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704 or 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 14-100, Chicago IL 60601.

FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES ACT: Filed with county clerk. (Voluntary – see page 20)

TERM BEGINS: Commissioners shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. [70 ILCS 1205/2-12, 2-15]

TERM OF OFFICE: 6-Year Term [70 ILCS 1205/2-12]

Secretary,
Mary Gail Corpus

June 2018

Notice of Availability of Audit Report of the Berwyn Park District

The Berwyn Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 has been made by Sikich LLP and that a report of such audit dated May 31, 2018 has been filed with the County Clerk of Cook County, in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at Freedom Park, 3701 Scoville Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois 60402 during regular business hours 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday except for holidays or here.

June 2018

Public Notice

Notice is given to all interested parties that the Board of Commissioners of the Berwyn Park District of Berwyn, Illinois have adopted an Ordinance determining the prevailing rate of wages being paid generally to employees engaged in work of a similar character on public works to be the same as the prevailing rate of wages for construction work in the Cook County area as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor as of June 2018 and that said Ordinances and the prevailing rate of wages as determined therein are on file in the main office of the Berwyn Park District and are available for inspection by all parties interested therein. A copy of the ordinance is also available here.

Information regarding current prevailing wage rates may be found at the Illinois Department of Labor’s website.

May 2018

Change of Board Meeting

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners has rescheduled the Annual May Board of Commissioners meeting to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Liberty Cultural Center, located at 6445 W. 27th Place, Berwyn, Illinois.

March 2018

BPD March 20, 2018 Referendum Facts

The Berwyn Park District has placed a referendum question on the March 20th 2018 election ballot. Important information to allow the voter to more an informed decision is included in this Q&A Guide. Thank you for your continued interest in the Berwyn Park District, Where Park Meets City.

February 2018

Change of Board Meeting and Budget Public Hearing Date

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners has rescheduled the March Board of Commissioners meeting to Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

The Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2018 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance, at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Both meetings will be held at the Proksa Park Activity Center, located at 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois. The tentative budget is available for public inspection at the Freedom Park Office during normal business hours or online here.

January 2018

Board of Commissioners Declares Vacancy

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners declared a vacancy for the office of Berwyn Park District Commissioner on December 19, 2017. The Board wishes to appoint a replacement who will serve until the next regular election for this office in April 2019 as provided by law.

Any qualified resident of the Berwyn Park District may submit a confidential letter of interest and resume to the Berwyn Park District for consideration. Letters of interest and resumes should be marked personal and confidential and addressed to:

Executive Director Jeffrey S. Janda, CPRE Berwyn Park District 3701 S. Scoville Avenue Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Applications shall be received until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

December 2017

Proposed Property Tax Increase for Berwyn Park District

A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Berwyn Park Distrcit for 2017 will be held on Tuesday December 19th at 6:45pm at the Proksa Activity Center (3001 S. Wisconsin Ave, Berwyn). Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Jeffrey S. Janda, BPD Executive Director at (708) 788-1701.

Read the full notice.

July 2017

Change of Board Meeting

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners has rescheduled the August Board of Commissioners meeting to Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Proksa Park Activity Center, located at 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois.

June 2017

Prevailing Wage Notice

Notice is given to all interested parties that the Boards of Commissioners of the Berwyn Park District, and North Berwyn Park District, respectively, of Berwyn, Illinois have adopted Ordinances determining the prevailing rate of wages being paid generally to employees engaged in work of a similar character on public works to be the same as the prevailing rate of wages for construction work in the Cook County area as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor as of June 2017 and that said Ordinances and the prevailing rate of wages as determined therein are on file in the main office of the Berwyn Park District and North Berwyn Park District, respectively, and are available for inspection by all parties interested therein.

Read the full notice.

June 2017

Statement on the Care of the Wild Ducks in Proksa Park

The Berwyn Park District appreciates all of the concern residents have expressed related to the welfare of the wild ducks at Proksa Park. As part of the project the District has provided temporary sources of water for the ducks and ducklings, and have allowed the grass to grow to seed to provide both food and protection to the ducks. Working under the advice provided by the Willowbrook Wildlife Center professional staff, park personnel and construction crews keep an alert eye out for the ducks as they make their way around and into and out of the park.

Read the full notice.

March 2017

Change of Board Meeting and Budget Public Hearing Date

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners has rescheduled the March Board of Commissioners meeting to Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2017 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance, at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Both meetings will be held at the Proksa Park Activity Center, located at 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois. The tentative budget is available for public inspection at the Freedom Park Office during normal business hours or online HERE.

March 2017

Invitation for Bids

The Berwyn Park District is accepting sealed bids for the Proksa Park Renovation, which includes removals, concrete flatwork, concrete curb, Rosetta outcropping walls, water feature w/stone creek bed, wood deck, site furnishings, electrical connection, climbing boulder, nature play area, landscape and seed restoration.

Read the full notice (pdf)

February 2017

Invitation for Bids

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the President and Board of Commissioners of the BERWYN PARK DISTRICT, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed bids will be received for the following improvement:

2017 C.D.B.G. ADA RAMP IMPROVEMENTS HUD ACTIVITY NO. 614
The proposed improvement consists of PC sidewalk removal & replacement; combination concrete curb and gutter removal & replacement; HMA pavement removal & replacement; detectable warning installation; topsoil; structure adjustment; barrier post removal and installation; and all appurtenant construction.

Read the full notice (pdf)

February 2017

Public Hearing

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2017 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday March 21, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Proksa Park Activity Center, located at 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois. The tentative budget is available for public inspection at the Freedom Park Office during normal busoness hours or online here.

Integrated Pest Management

The Berwyn Park District incorporates an integrated pest management system through out the park system to address pests, weeds, and other unwanted foliage. The District may use plant selection, mechanical cultivation, hand weeding, and pesticides to control pests and weeds within the District. Examples of pests managed include; but are not limited to mosquito control of both larva and adult life cycle stages, yellow jacket and hornet nest eradication when determined to be a hazardous safety condition, exotic and noxious weed control such as buckthorn or Canadian thistle, other weed treatment as needed and turf care applications including fertilization.

Incompliance with state law, all pesticides utilized in the park system is applied by licensed personnel who are certified by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Turf care applications are marked with flags informing the public that a chemical treatment has been applied. Residents and members of the public who wish to be notified of scheduled applications should send a written notice requesting prior notifications with contact information including name, address, and telephone number to:

Berwyn Park District
Superintendent of Parks
Pesticide Notification Request
3701 Scoville Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Legal Notice

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners declared a vacancy for the office of Berwyn Park District Commissioner on July 19, 2016.

Read the full notice (pdf)

Request for Proposals

The Berwyn Park District is presently seeking requests for proposals for both two and three-year engagements to audit financial statements of the Berwyn Park District and the preparation of a comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

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Legal Notice

The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2016 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Proksa Park Activity Center, located at 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois. The tentative budget is available for public inspection at the Freedom Park Office during normal business hours.

Read the full notice (pdf)

Advertisement for Bidding

DECEMBER 2015 -- The Berwyn Park District will receive sealed bids from General Contractors for DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STRUCTURES AND RELATED SITE WORK LOCATED AT 6515 W. 27th PLACE, BERWYN, ILLINOIS. Sealed bids will be received at the offices located at 3701 S. Scoville Ave, Berwyn until 10:00 am. (prevailing time) on Monday January 4, 2016.

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Notice of Bid

JUNE 2015 -- The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners invites prospective bidders to bid on the suppy and installation of a telescopic and articulating aerial personnel lift to be installed on a Ford F-550 Truck chassis supplied by the Berwyn Park District.

Read the full notice (pdf)
Amended Bid Specifications (pdf)

Notice of Public Hearing
CONCERNING THE INTENT OF THE BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS OF THE BERWYN PARK DISTRICT, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS TO SELL $750,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX PARK BONDS

Public Notice is Hereby Given that the Berwyn Park District, Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), will hold a public hearing on the 17th day of February, 2015, at 7:00 o’clock P.M.  The hearing will be held at Proksa Park, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois.  The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds of the District in the amount of $750,000 for the payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting of the same and the existing land and facilities of the District and for the payment of the expenses incident thereto.

By order of the President of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Berwyn Park District, Cook County, Illinois.

Dated the 3rd day of February, 2015.

Edward A. Karasek, Secretary, Board of Park Commissioners,
Berwyn Park District, Cook County, Illinois

Legal Notice

The Berwyn Park District will have one (1) six-year term and one (1) two-year partial term for the office of Park Commissioner in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election for the Office of Park Commissioner.

The following information is designed as an overview of election requirements only. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT POTENTIAL CANDIDATES CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR GUIDANCE.

OFFICE: PARK COMMISSIONER

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified elector/registered voter. A person is not eligible to serve as Park Commissioner if that person is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the Park District or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony. [70 ILCS 1205/2-11]

RESIDENCY: A Commissioner must be resident of the Park District at least one year prior to the election. [70 ILCS 1205/2-11] and shall be a legal voter of and reside within the Park District boundaries. [70 ILCS 1205/2-15]

PETITION: Nonpartisan SBE Form P-4. (See the 2017 Candidates Guide for the form.)

STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY: Filed with the nominating petitions. Nonpartisan SBE Form P-1A. (See the 2017 Candidates Guide for the form.)

LOYALTY OATH: (Optional) Filed with the nominating petitions. SBE Form P-1C. (See the 2017 Candidates Guide for the form.)

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS: Signature requirements for a Park District Commissioner Petition must be signed by not less than 2% of the number of ballots cast at the last election for commissioner in the district, but in no case by less than 25. [70 ILCS 1205/2-11, 2-17]

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS: Filed with the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of the unit of local government with which the person is associated is located. (See page 19 of the 2017 Candidates Guide regarding the filing of the receipt. [5 ILCS 420/4A-106])

FILING DATES: December 12 – 19, 2016 (not more than 113 nor less than 106 days prior to the Consolidated Election).

WHERE TO FILE: Berwyn Park District-Freedom Park Office, 3701 S. Scoville Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois 60402. The Office will be open from 9 am until 5 pm. during this time period.Contact 708-788-1701.

TERM: Commissioners shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified.

Secretary,
Edward A. Karasek

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Local Election Official's Handbook
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Rate of Wages

Notice is given to all interested parties that the Boards of Commissioners of the Berwyn Park District, and North Berwyn Park District, respectively, of Berwyn, Illinois have adopted Ordinances determining the prevailing rate of wages being paid generally to employees engaged in work of a similar character on public works to be the same as the prevailing rate of wages for construction work in the Cook County area as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor as of June 2014 and that said Ordinances and the prevailing rate of wages as determined therein are on file in the main office of the Berwyn Park District and North Berwyn Park District, respectively, and are available for inspection by all parties interested therein.

Wages Download the full 2014 Prevailing Wages document

DATED: June 17th, 2014 Berwyn Park District Edward A. Karasek, Secretary
DATED: June 19th, 2014 North Berwyn Park District Joseph Vallez, Secretary

Proksa Park Pond Renovation

Proksa Plans

The District held a public hearing on May 20th 2014 and discussed the potential renovation of the Proksa Park Ponds. The attached conceptual drawing is under consideration. Please take a look and tell us what you think.

US LacrosseBerwyn Park District Awarded National US Lacrosse First Stick Grant

CHICAGO, October 9, 2012 - US Lacrosse announced 102 teams nationwide have been awarded development grants through the 2012 First Stick Program.

The Berwyn Park District was one of only three applicants accepted in the entire state of Illinois and the only Park District in the nation accepted for this grant.

This national USL initiative is designed to deliver comprehensive resources, equipment, US Lacrosse membership and coaches training to awarded teams. The program is geared for new and developing youth and high school lacrosse teams nationwide.

"We congratulate each of these recipients because there was a very rigorous application and selection process for the program," Berwyn Bomberssaid Billy Hook, USL’s Director of Programs. "The benefits of this program are all encompassing and provide all the tools necessary to help new teams become truly self-sustaining."

The Berwyn Park District will now begin a two-year partnership with US Lacrosse, during which time the national organization will help to develop a self-sustaining lacrosse program that operates by US Lacrosse’s national standards and best practices. The program will be accepting registration in spring 2013.

The program will be led by the Berwyn Park District’s Recreation Programmer Darrell Houston who wrote the grant. Darrell was captain of his high school lacrosse team at Wheaton Warrenville South and played at the University of Illinois. Currently, Darrell plays as a defenseman for the DuPage Rangers Lacrosse team.

About BPD
The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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To enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.
Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.