Village of Orland Park Seeks Residents’ Feedback.

The Recreation Advisory Board was established in 1981. The Recreation Advisory Board consists of nine (9) members to be appointed by the President of the Village, with the consent of the Board of Trustees. Seven (7) members shall be persons eighteen (18) years of age or over.  Members serve one year terms, beginning the first Monday in June and expire the first Monday in June of the following year. Two (2) of the members of shall be persons who are teenagers who shall serve for a one year term. 

A subcommittee of the Recreation Advisory Board consist of the number of members to be determined by the Recreation Advisory Board. The chairperson is appointed by the President of the Village with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The members of the subcommittee serve for an indefinite term.  

Duties: The Recreation Advisory Board performs the following functions:
§Advise and make recommendations as to equipment, facilities, personnel, programs and activities in the operation and maintenance of a recreation system.
§Prepare and recommend each year a budget for the maintenance and operation of a recreation system, such budget to be submitted to the President and Board of Trustees by July 1 of each year.
§Advise and make recommendation to the President and Board of Trustees as to the location of new parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, and other recreation facilities.
§Advise and make recommendation to the Board of Trustees as to the suitability of sites for park and recreation purposes with respect to tracts of real estate referred for consideration by the Board of Trustees.  (Ord. 1077, 1-12-81)
 
The Recreation Advisory Board meets every other month for a total of six meetings a year. 

RECOMMENDATIONS
•Expand role to include recommendations for budgeting, fields and special events (run ideas past board).
•Board should include at least one teen and a parent of a school age child.
 
The village is inviting residents to offer input on the 17 advisory boards and commissions currently part of local government.

We appreciate your participation.

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* 1. How can the Village help this Commission or Advisory Board achieve its goals?

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* 2. What issues should this Commission or Advisory Board address?

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