Orland Park Village Board Approves $25 Million Capital Budget

Orland Park Village Board Approves $25 Million Capital Budget
Posted on 10/05/2016

The Orland Park Board of Trustees held its budget meeting for capital items on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

During the three hour meeting, the board tentatively approved nearly $25 million in capital improvements. Final approval will take place on Monday, December 5, 2016 when the final FY2017 budget is presented to the Board.

"This is the second consecutive year that sufficient funding was available for capital requests, eliminating the need to increase fees, taxes or borrow money," said Mayor Dan McLaughlin.

Major projects reflected in the capital budget include $3 million for the final aesthetic enhancements in the LaGrange Road Corridor; $3.35 million for the Neighborhood Roadway Maintenance Program; $3.25 million for the flood study storm water management improvements; and $3 million for water main rehabilitation and replacement.

"The village's FY17 Capital Budget includes a number of items that residents will see and enjoy," said Carole Griffin Ruzich, chair of the village's Finance Committee. "All of these were approved without any further cost to the residents."

"We spent three hours going through the capital improvement budget and were able to make these proposals a reality without burdening the community with additional fees or taxes," McLaughlin said.

Along with the LaGrange Road aesthetics, capital projects include the continued redevelopment of the Main Street area, infrastructure improvements, Palos Health and Fitness improvements and technology initiatives.

Additional projects include new bike paths and connections to make the village more walkable and pedestrian friendly, sidewalk and path repairs and pond maintenance.