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Voters in the Collinsville Area Recreation District appear to have given a resounding thumbs up to dissolve the financially strapped park district.
A chief organizer in the effort to dissolve the financially distressed Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) in next Tuesday's election is calling on voters not to "sit this one out."
Had things gone as planned at the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD), cash flowing from the registers at a golf course and water park and back into the district’s general revenue fund might have served as a model for other communities.
Area leaders who are trying to convince voters to dissolve the financially distressed Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) can point to a recently released report that helps explain why the district is in such bad shape. A forensic audit of CARD's 2011 finances conducted in 2012, reveals loose spending practices and lax oversight in a district that faces $45 million in long term debt.