Are park maintenance services being reduced at parks in other parts of the District?

Not at this time. Eleven of the 13 benefit zones are currently funded at sufficient levels to pay for watering, maintenance, equipment replacement and other services. In Benefit Zone 3, low assessment rates were established about 20 years ago but have not been increased since 1997, except for adjustments tied to the CPI (0.50–2.5 percent in past five years). 

There is a funding shortfall in Benefit Zone 6, but because the shortfall in Benefit Zone 6 is less severe, service level reductions have been less drastic than those currently being experienced in Benefit Zone 3.

The insufficient funding in Benefit Zones 3 and 6 does, however, have an impact on district-wide facilities, such as Elk Grove Park and Bartholomew Sports Parks. Because all benefit zones contribute to the maintenance of these district-wide facilities, improvement and revitalization projects are limited at these facilities because Benefit Zones 3 and 6 cannot afford to pay their portion. 

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1. Why have service levels and maintenance at the parks in the Elk Grove West / Vineyard Park area been reduced?
2. How will the service level cutbacks affect the maintenance of parks in Benefit Zone 3?
3. Which parks are impacted?
4. How are park maintenance costs funded?
5. What do you spend the assessment you do collect on?
6. What caused the funding shortfall for park maintenance in Benefit Zone 3?
7. Why does it appear that Jordan Family Park is still being maintained at a higher level if the benefit zone has no funding?
8. Are park maintenance services being reduced at parks in other parts of the District?
9. Why has the basketball hoop at Amundson Park been taken down?
10. What are potential solutions to closing this funding gap and restoring service levels?
11. What can I do as a property owner to help?