The Effingham Park District Board of Trustees appointed a new treasurer Wednesday night. Effingham Plan Commission member David Storm was voted in unanimously by the Park Board after very little discussion. Storm will be replacing Anita Broom who resigned in September due to taking a new full-time job. Broom has continued in her role as treasurer to give the board time to find a replacement. She started in the position in 1992.
Storm was approached by Park District Director Jeff Althoff and Board Chairman David McDevitt and asked if he would step into the position. He said that he was “just looking for something to stay active in the community, and help support the community.” Storm, who recently retired as an accountant at St. Anthony’s Hospital, said it would be different from his prior experience.
“I think it’s going to be challenge,” Storm said. “It’s a little bit different than what I’ve been used to in hospital accounting to the foundation accounting like this, but I’m looking forward to it.”
In other action Wednesday night, the board approved the sale of $500,000 in general obligation bonds. Those bonds are used to pay off the cost of the Workman Sports Complex.
The Board also heard an update on Sports Complex numbers. Memberships increased to 1,935 this month from 1,851 last month. That’s 5,961 individual members. Complex General Manager Jake Junghanel also announced that all water and land fitness classes would now be free to members.
The Director’s Report on district fixed assets was tabled for next month.
Storm discusses his new position as treasurer.