District Approves 'Bridge' Budget As It Transitions to New Budget Cycle

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District Approves 'Bridge' Budget As It Transitions to New Budget Cycle

Fiscal Half-Year to Run July – December 2018

(June 21, 2018) — The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a six-month budget that will allow it to transition to a fiscal year that starts on January 1 rather than July 1.

The $20.3 million “bridge” budget covers the period from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2018, said Jack Hogan, the District’s director of Administration & Finance. The board of commissioners will take action again in fall 2018 to approve a one-year budget for the new fiscal year, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019.

“I would like to thank all our staff for their efforts to develop a budget that in my opinion reflects our strong commitment to being a leader in this county and this state in conservation and offering endless opportunities for our residents to connect with nature,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

“This budget extension will transition us into a calendar fiscal year. This change in fiscal year is another efficiency, and will better align our future budge approvals with the timing of the tax levy,” Cantore said.

Projects slated for completion during the six-month budget period include the new fleet facility at Blackwell Forest Preserve and the indoor riding arena, McCormick Woods trail, and sewer and water improvements at St. James Farm Forest Preserve, Hogan said.
 
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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