Tom Maurer, Chairman (3-year term appointed Feb. 9, 2016)
Sherri Heinisch, Secretary (3-year term appointed Feb. 9, 2016)
Park Committee Authority
As stated in the Village of Somers Ordinance 1.18, the Park Committee shall make recommendations to the Village Plan Commission and Village Board concerning issues relating to the acquisition, improvement, and uses of park lands owned or sought to be acquired by the Village. It shall monitor and make recommendations to such bodies concerning the amount and use of Village Park Fund impact fees but the Park Committee shall have no independent authority to tax, make budgets, contract on behalf of the Village, or to authorize the expenditure of any funds other than the Village Park Committee Operational Fund, which shall be appropriated annually by and in an amount determined by the Village Board.
The Park Committee for the Village of Somers shall consists of seven (7) residents of the Village, none of whom shall occupy any elected Village Public office. Members of the Park Committee shall be appointed by the Village President, and confirmed by the Village Board.
Meetings of the Park Committee
The Park Committee meets at the Somers Village/Town Hall.
Park Committee Agendas are provided to:
- Kenosha News
- WLIP Kenosha Radio Station
- Time Warner Cable
- Posted on the Somers.org website
- Somers Post Office Public Bulletin Board in Lobby Entrance
- Somers Fire Station No. 2 located at 818-12th Street (Highway E)
- The Agenda is also available at the Auditorium door prior to the meeting. Items listed will be considered at the meeting. The public is invited to comment during the Citizen Comments portion of the meeting, and at any public hearing listed on the Agenda.
History of Park Commission and Park Committee
Park Commission Created
Date: December 20, 2007
“Create Section 1.18 of the Code Ordinances of the Town of Somers relating to Park Commission.”
Park Commission changed to Park Committee
Date: June 22, 2010
“Repeal and Recreate Section 1.18 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Somers to the Park Committee.”
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan – Recommendation
Date: October 12, 2009
“Park Commission Recommendation To the Town Plan Commission and Town Board for Approval of the Town of Somers Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan”
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan – Resolution
Date: October 13, 2009
“A Resolution by the Town Board to Adopt the Town of Somers Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan”
Naming Parks of Town of Somers
Park Permits – Town of Somers only