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$1.3M park budget approved in Dixon

Page Park parking, noise at Woodcote also discussed

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – The Dixon Park District’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget was approved and signed Wednesday night.

The budget, which includes $1,293,045 in revenue and $1,290,631 in expenses, was voted on during the Park District’s regular meeting.

Expenses increased by $7,964 from the 2013-14 fiscal year, while revenue increased by $46,028.

The Park District made up the revenue shortfall last year, Executive Director Deb Carey said, by transferring money from its bank account.

Revenue has increased by $7,621 since the 2011-12 fiscal year, and budgeted expenses have increased by $17,516.

Page Park parking was also discussed during the Park District’s board meeting Wednesday night, as it relates to games at the fields.

Board members discussed the parking congestion and safety, Carey said, and will work with the Al Morrison Baseball complex to reduce congestion. The start times for games could be staggered for next year, Carey said, to help with the issue.

Noise at Woodcote, the cottage at Lowell Park the Park District rents out, brought several nearby residents to the meeting Wednesday night, Carey said.

The Park District will review the Woodcote lease during its next board meeting June 25, Carey said, to consider possible quiet hours.

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