Open Meetings Act

The Bedford Park District complies with the Illinois Open Meetings Act. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/7.3), employees whose total compensation package exceeds $75,000 will be available upon approval of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance in March of each year. Approval of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance includes approval of annual salaries and related expenses necessary to provide the aforementioned information.

Upon approval of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance on March 28, 2018, the following employees of the Bedford Park District have a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000:

  • Kathleen Taloff, Executive Director
  • Patti Wilson, Director of Special Events
  • Rich Spuck, Superintendent of Parks

Footnote A

The employees of Bedford Park District are provided the option to enroll in the District's group health insurance, with a portion of the annual premium paid by the employee. The monthly premium rates effective May 1, 2018 range from $350.00 to $1700.00 based on employee age and dependent coverage.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Per the Illinois Freedom of Information Act 5 ILCS 140/3 (h) (i); Each public body may promulgate rules and regulations in conformity with the provisions of the Section pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including the times and place where such records will be made available.

Requests may be submitted and public inspections of documents will be granted during the following hours; Mondays 9AM until 4PM, Tuesdays/Thursdays 1PM until 4PM, and Wednesdays/Fridays 9AM until Noon. Please be advised that some documents require redactions and are not available for immediate inspection.

The public may request information regarding public records from the Administration Office, lacated at the Bedford Park Community Building: 6652-6700 S. 78th Avenue, Bedford Park, IL 60501. The phone number for that location is 708-458-2265.

Fees for copies are as allowed per Section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act. The fee for a certified record is $1.00 per record.

Upon receipt of all FOI requests, the FOI officer will notate the date and time the request was received and the availability date of the documents. Any documents not retrieved within 10 business days of their availability date will be disposed of.

FOIA OfficerStephanie Rosier
708-458-2265 ext.305
Board of CommissionersCayla Bates
Emily Croucher
Jack Edwards
Nathan Holdman
Mike Sawka
Corporate AttorneyJohn Wyeth
Liability InsurancePark District Risk Management Association (PDRMA)
Full-time employees - 10
Part-time employees - 15
Seasonal employees - 25
Total Operating Budget - $2,350,000
Corporate Fund
Bond & Interest Fund

Available Records

Immediately Available
  • All current open meeting minutes approved by the Board of Commissioners
  • Current Levy Ordinance
  • Current Budget & Appropriation Ordinance
Available Within 5 Days

Other records available for review in the Community Building or for copies include

  • Accounts Payable Records
  • Payroll Records
  • Replacement Tax Income
  • Property Tax Income
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Board Policy Manual
  • Playground Maintenance Records
  • Vehicle Maintenance Records
  • Inventory Records
  • Election Records
  • Correspondence

Local Government Travel Expense Control Act

The Bedford Park District complies with the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act. A copy of the signed ordinance is on file in the Administration Office.