The Effingham Park Board met Wednesday where they announced that the Workman Sports Complex is set to open on February 1st. Park District officials have been assured by the project’s contractor that the facility will be ready to open by that date. The sports complex’s aquatic center will not be available on the open date, but is expected to open on March 1. In the final two months of the project there is still work to be done, including the installation of the gym floor. The material for the floor is expected to arrive this week, and should take about six weeks to install. With confirmation from the contractor that the complex will be ready to open on February 1, the Park District will soon begin a membership drive.
In other action, the Park Board set its tax levy. The levy will see an increase of approximately 4.9% compared to the previous fiscal year.