Two Rockford Park District facilities on the chopping block

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Rockford Park District is a step closer to balancing the budget, and two facilities may not be open in 2020.

In Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners believe they are on track to present and vote on a budget in two weeks. That plan includes suspending both Alpine Hills Snow Park and Alpine Park Pool.

Board members came to the general consensus that raising taxes to balance the budget is not the answer, but this plan of action isn’t permanent.

“Reduce our footprint so we’ll be very aggressive next year in reducing that footprint by closing certain facilities and perhaps selling surplus land we don’t have immediate recreational need for,” said Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners President, Ian Linnabary.

If this budget passes it will be the sixth straight year the park district hasn’t raised taxes, the vote is scheduled for November 19th.

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