• Bolingbrook Park District Freedom of Information Act Policy

  • The Bolingbrook Park District intends to disclose public records in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. Bolingbrook Park District is a local governmental entity providing parks and recreation programs to District residents.

    The Mission of Bolingbrook Park District is to provide a wide variety of year-round recreation programs, facilities and park areas which respond to the needs and desires of all the residents of the Bolingbrook Park District.

    1. Total budget for fiscal year 2014 is 21.2 million.

    2. The District employs sixty-four (64) full-time employees and 300 part-time employees.

    The Park Board of Commissioners are: Jerry Hix, Al Traczek, Sue Vastalo, Melissa McCloud and Denise Allen. The FOIA Officers are Ron Oestreich, Jim Patula, Beth Benner and Angie Newberry.

  • What is immediately available?

  • Many documents are available on the District website, www.bolingbrookparks.org, which you may download at this time (no FOIA request required):

    • Board Meeting Agendas;

    • Board Meeting Minutes;

    • Mission Statement;

    • Financial Report; and

    • Organizational Chart.

  • How can I submit a FOIA request?

  • Requests must be submitted in writing and may be submitted in person, by mail, by facsimile or by e-mail. The Bolingbrook Park District requests you complete a form, but that is not required. We ask that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide a brief description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While responses can be provided via e-mail, please provide a mailing address and phone number.

    Requests in person, by mail or facsimile.

    Ron Oestreich or Beth Benner
    Bolingbrook Park District
    201 Recreation Drive
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Attn: FOIA Request
    Fax: 630-739-1039

    Jim Patula or Angie Newberry
    Bolingbrook Park District
    301 Recreation Drive
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Attn: FOIA Request
    Fax: 630-739-1589

  • Requests by e-mail.

    roestreich@bolingbrookparks.org

    jpatula@bolingbrookparks.org

    bbenner@bolingbrookparks.org

    anewberry@bolingbrookparks.org

  • What happens after I submit a request?

  • The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond in five business days after receipt of a request. “Day 1” of the 5-day timeline is the first business day after the request is received. The date that the request was received does not count as “Day 1.” A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester. If any of the materials you requested are exempt under the Act, you will be notified of the exemptions. Any denial, or partial denial, of your request may be appealed to the Public Access Counselor’s office within the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois.

    If the requested records are 50 pages, or less in length, the pages will be copied (regular size and black & white) and the requester will be contacted regarding when the documents are ready to be picked up. If the documents are mailed, the postage will need to be reimbursed before the documents would be mailed to the requester. If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost before copied.

  • What are the costs for duplication?

  • Paper copy from paper or electronic source (50 pages or less, Regular size/black & white) Color copies and odd size documents will be charged at actual cost of copying. - No Charge

    Paper copy from paper or electronic source (51 pages or more) Color copies and odd size documents will be charged at actual cost of copying. - $0.15 per page

    Copy of audio or video material - Cost of recording media

  • Denial of FOIA Request

  • The District may, in accordance with the Act, deny any request that is exempt from disclosure, including for example, information that would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    In the event of a denial, you may either file a Request for Review with the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC), or file a lawsuit in court. For complete information contact PAC at:

    Mail: Public Access Bureau, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62706

    Phone: (217)558-0486

    Email: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us