Clark County, IL. (ECWd) -
Radio ads placed by Yargus (petition forger), Stepp, and Davidson, all candidates for the Clark County Park District Commissioner at the upcoming election, claim that the District has "operated on a positive budget" for the past five years. What numbers are they looking at? Read this article to see how they "work" the numbers during budget talks.
What a way to S...T...R...E...T...C...H... the Truth!
Truth: Four out of the past Five years, the Park District lost money.
Here are the real numbers from the Profit and Loss statements obtained thru a request for records:
Financial Report Net Losses/Profits
Fiscal Year 2014 Loss of $20,665.01
Fiscal Year 2013 Loss of $83,440.38
Fiscal Year 2012 Loss of $142,631.04
Fiscal Year 2011 Loss of $120,669.47
Fiscal Year 2010 Profit of $103,868.46
Add them all up to a total combined loss of $263,537.44
Does that appear to be sound financial practice? The park could be thriving wonderfully now without the waste of over $200K in unnecessary expenses. The park should not need to lease property to make up for poor financial management. PERIOD.
I am working on getting audio from past meetings put together on this issue so you can hear it in their own words.