Behavior Policy

The following standards are set to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable time while participating in park programs.

It is unacceptable behavior:

  • to use profanity or other inappropriate language
  • to be disrespectful or show noncompliant behavior
  • to cause intentional damage or deface park property
  • to cause continuous disruptive behavior
  • to exhibit any aggressive act (hitting, kicking, biting, etc.) either initiated or in retaliation

Temporary removal or permanent suspension from programs or facilities may result if behavior standards are not maintained.

These Are Your Parks!

Please walk on the grass, smell the flowers, hug the trees, talk to the birds and sit on the benches ... but remember to:

  • Leave your alcohol at home
  • Park in designated areas
  • Get a picnic permit for groups of 25 or more
  • Go home when the park closes
  • Call us if you see anything that needs our attention 458-2265.

Insurance

The Bedford Park District carries no medical insurance and assumes NO liabilities for personal injuries or for loss of personal property while attending recreational activities. A participant's family policy must cover any medical cost incurred.

Participant Liability Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement

Risk of Injury: "As a participant in the programs, or as a parent or legal guardian of a participant under 18 years of age, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury, and I agree to assume the full risk of injuries, including death, damages, or loss which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities associated with the Bedford Park District."
Waiver of Injury Claims: "I agree to waive and relinquish any and all claims I may have arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities or programs."
Release from Liability: "I do hereby fully release and discharge the Bedford Park District and its officers, agents, employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damage or loss which I or my minor child/ward may have or which may occur on account of participation in the programs. In the event of any emergency, I authorize the Bedford Park District to secure from any licensed hospital, physician, and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed reasonable and necessary for my minor child's immediate care and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered."

Open Meetings Act

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/7.3), employees whose total compensation package exceeds $75,000 will be available upon approval of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance in March of each year. Approval of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance includes approval of annual salaries and related expenses necessary to provide the aforementioned information.

Upon approval of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance on March 23, 2016, the following employees of the Bedford Park District have a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000:

  • Kathleen Taloff, Executive Director - $98,253 including salary, health insurance (see footnote A), 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, and potential for a year end bonus based on performance.

Footnote A

The employees of Bedford Park District are provided the option to enroll in the District's group health insurance, with a portion of the annual premium paid by the employee. The monthly premium rates effective May 1, 2016 range from $600.00 to $1900.00 based on employee age and dependent coverage per the Affordable Care Act.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Per the Illinois Freedom of Information Act 5 ILCS 140/3 (h) (i); Each public body may promulgate rules and regulations in conformity with the provisions of the Section pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including the times and place where such records will be made available.

Requests may be submitted and public inspections of documents will be granted during the following hours; Mondays 9AM until 4PM, Tuesdays/Thursdays 1PM until 4PM, and Wednesdays/Fridays 9AM until Noon. Please be advised that some documents require redactions and are not available for immediate inspection.

The public may request information regarding public records from the Administration Office, lacated at the Bedford Park Community Building: 6652-6700 S. 78th Avenue, Bedford Park, IL 60501. The phone number for that location is 708-458-2265.

Fees for copies are as allowed per Section 6 of the Freedom of Information Act. The fee for a certified record is $1.00 per record.

Upon receipt of all FOI requests, the FOI officer will notate the date and time the request was received and the availability date of the documents. Any documents not retrieved within 10 business days of their availability date will be disposed of.

FOIA OfficerStephanie Rosier
708-458-2265 ext.305
Board of CommissionersEmily Croucher
Jack Edwards
Amy Hervieux
Mike Porfirio
Mike Sawka
Corporate AttorneyJohn Wyeth
Liability InsurancePark District Risk Management Association (PDRMA)
Full-time employees - 7
Part-time employees - 17
Seasonal employees - 10
Total Operating Budget - $2,503,600.00
Corporate Fund
Bond & Interest Fund

Available Records

Immediately Available
  • All current open meeting minutes approved by the Board of Commissioners
  • Current Levy Ordinance
  • Current Budget & Appropriation Ordinance
Available Within 5 Days

Other records available for review in the Community Building or for copies include

  • Accounts Payable Records
  • Payroll Records
  • Replacement Tax Income
  • Property Tax Income
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Board Policy Manual
  • Playground Maintenance Records
  • Vehicle Maintenance Records
  • Inventory Records
  • Election Records
  • Correspondence