Tentative FY22 Budget Ordinance Passed

For Immediate Release:  May 13, 2021

The Board of Trustees of Oak Park Township voted unanimously at the May 11, 2021 meeting to pass the Tentative Budgets and Certificates of Estimated Revenues for Oak Park Township for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2022. The Board passed a balanced budget while maintaining an appropriate fund balance and providing the resources to address community needs through Township services.  In addition, the board emphasized the importance of being fiscally responsible to property taxpayers.

The tentative budget is available upon request at Oak Park Township, 105 S. Oak Park Avenue or you may download the agenda items and the tentative ordinance by clicking here.  Please call 708-383-8005 if further information is needed.

The Board will consider the final budget following a Public Hearing on June 22, 2021 at 7:00pm.  The Public Hearing will be virtual on the gotomeeting.com platform.  Login details are available on the Township website at this link.

Township Receives GFOA Award for Fiscal Year 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Effective March 12, 2021, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Oak Park Township for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.


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