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Village President Gopal Lalmalani accepting eCity award from Google's Rob Biederman.
Welcome to the Village of Oak Brook!
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the warmer temperatures as we move into the spring season.
At the December 8th meeting, the Village Board approved a balanced budget for 2016. The projected cash balance for 2016 in the General Corporate Fund is $12.8 million which is equal to 7.1 months of operating expenses. This is $2.0 million above our financial policy which is to maintain at least six months of operating reserve. Needless to say, the financial health of the Village is strong, and we will continue to operate the Village without a general real estate tax, or any other new taxation of any kind.
As you all know, our Sports Core Director and PGA Professional, Trey VanDyke has retired after 25 years of dedicated service to the Village of Oak Brook. Before Trey VanDyke left the Village, he was very instrumental in assisting the Sports Core Long Range Planning Committee in reorganization of our Sports Core facilities. Over the last six months, the Sports Core Long Range Planning Committee under the leadership of Trustee John Baar has met several times to discuss the direction of our operations.
Three options for the operation and management of the Sports Core were given an in-depth review. They included: a management proposal from the Oak Brook Park District, the possibility of an outside management company operating the facilities, or conduct an internal staff reorganization to operate the Sports Core. After a several public meetings, the Village Board unanimously decided to move forward with an internal staff reorganization. This reorganization will include having some key staff move into different positions, revise the way our fee structure is handled for our Bath & Tennis memberships, privatize the Tennis aspect of our Sports Core and hire a new Community Events Manager to oversee our operations at the Bath & Tennis facility. We feel this is the right direction for us to take and appreciate the effort of our staff to step up and take on these new responsibilities.
Looking forward, the Village Board has agreed to outsource Polo for the 2016 season to the professionals and we are working with various individuals to make this happen. The annual Taste of Oak Brook is on the calendar again for July 3rd, with our spectacular fireworks display co-sponsored by the McDonald’s Corporation.
Finally, it is at this time of year that the Oak Brook Park District solicits the athletic directors of 9 public and private High Schools that serve the residents of Oak Brook and are asked to nominate an outstanding senior girl and boy as the Athlete of the Year. This award program was initiated by Paul Butler 41 years ago and has been awarded by the Oak Brook Presidents Club since 1974. Athlete winners receive an individual Certificate and Award and their names are engraved on a perpetual trophy which is on permanent display at the Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center in Oak Brook.
Finally, please know that the Village Trustees, our staff, and I are available to you at all times. We are here to serve you. Feel free to call, email, or see me if you have any feedback, ideas or concerns.
Gopal G. Lalmalani, M.D., M.B.A
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