Batavia Park Board OKs bond sale for improvements
Batavia Park Board commissioners on Tuesday voted to sell almost $432,000 in general obligation park bonds that will allow the district to tackle several capital projects in the next year, including repairs to Quarry Beach.
The park district is using its nonreferendum bonding authority. Park district officials said the bond sale would not increase taxes for residents.
Making repairs to Quarry Beach, which is losing water, is just one of the projects the park district plans to undertake this year.
Other projects include renovating Saratoga Park, adding a new park to Tanner Trails subdivision in North Aurora, which is within the district’s boundaries, making renovations to Memorial Park, and building a shelter on land along South River Street.
The estimated price tag for those improvements is $1.5 million, with the Quarry Beach repairs alone expected to be between $750,000 and $1 million.
“It would be hard to do any of these projects if we didn’t extend the bonds,” said Jim Eby, the district’s director of planning and development.
Commissioners approved the bond sale over the objections of resident Carl Dinwiddie.