Dyer donors unaware parks, police funds exist, council told

2013-08-04T17:48:00Z 2013-08-04T20:27:09Z Dyer donors unaware parks, police funds exist, council toldMary Wilds Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 04, 2013 5:48 pm  • 

DYER | A Pals of the Parks fund technically exists, but seems to be relatively unknown to most residents, town officials said.

In June, after a measure to establish a tax rate that would benefit park maintenance and park capital projects was defeated, Sandy Furman, a member of the Dog Park committee, suggested a fund be established whereby Dyer residents could voluntarily donate to the parks via their utility bills.

The proposed tax rate met with strong opposition from residents last month. After a public discussion of the subject, the Town Council decided not to even bring it to a vote.

However, a fund to which residents could donate whenever they wished might be a way to fund future park needs, Furman said.

The idea was discussed at the council study session and Clerk-Treasurer Pat Hawrot pointed out that a fund for park donations already exists.

There also is a fund for Police Department donations. However, most residents do not know about them, and they could use some publicity, she said.

Furman suggested a means for donation be set up on town utility bills. Each month residents could have the option of donating a dollar or more when they pay their bill. But because a park fund already exists, council members discussed placing an informational flier about it in a future  utility mailing.

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