June 22, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 08:21

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

June 22, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl.

Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Superintendent Biskey.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 25, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout, Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing of June 8, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of June 8, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Crout

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl asked Director King to report on the transfer of funds as per the resolution adopted at last meeting, then called for a motion to approve cash disbursements from May 8, 2016 through June 13, 2016, in the amount of $136,411.35.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl stated that Guardian Park looks good. He suggested moving ahead with another park for next year. The Board was encouraged to get ideas for the 50th anniversary of the Park District in 2018; however, Director King stated that there are some immediate projects to be worked on before discussing the anniversary. 

 

The Board was given a list of projects for the near future. Commissioner Pratl stated that he would also like to have a quote on redoing the concrete at the entrance to the Freedom Activity Center where it is cracked.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  No report was given.  The Board was given the Prevailing Wage Ordinance for adoption later in the meeting, which was prepared by the Attorney.

 

Director:

Director King opened discussion regarding the Financial Assistance program currently offered by the Park District.  This program will be under review and criteria for determining eligibility will be considered.

 

Director King presented the Board with a customer marketing survey analysis.

 

Ball Fore is running well.  Banners were ordered.  Miniature golf is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.  The Park District will be participating in the celebration and has ordered a celebration kit with commemorative golf balls.

 

New umbrellas were ordered for the Lily Pad.

 

Director King reported on the rental requests received.

 

The Board was informed as to the trade-in value of the fitness equipment.

 

Day Camp is underway and doing well.  Dan Valente was promoted as a new Day Camp Coordinator.

 

CRAA’s Father’s Day Tournament was a good event.  All the bills were paid on time.

 

Additional coffee pots will be ordered to accommodate Senior Bingo participants.

 

The Board was given a “thank you” letter from Our Lady of the Ridge for the successful 5K run they sponsored.

 

The Park District will sponsor the PTA with some coupons.

 

 

Director King also reported on the on-going projects for the Park District as well as the projects that should be considered for the future. 

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon asked Superintendent Malito to report on the Day Camp program which began this week. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Malito reported that they began the week with 170 children.  They will have their first two filed trips on June 22nd and June 24th.  There is staff that will “float” and help out as the need arises to keep the child/counselor ratio manageable.

 

Superintendent Malito reported on the CPR training.

 

Superintendent Malito reported on the fitness equipment.  After discussion, the Board was in agreement to trade in after three years as it would yield the most value.

 

The Park District has received rental requests for the Lily Pad for the High Hopes and Penny Lane summer camps.  Superintendent Malito is working with them on this.

 

The Board was given two financial assistance requests which were submitted after the due date.  President Pratl informed the Board that he spoke with the Attorney regarding these requests.  The Board denied the requests based on the Attorney’s recommendation.

 

The volleyball camp finished with 13 participants.

 

There was an inflatable day on June 10th.  RAH participants and 10 other children who registered for the event were present.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Egan stated that he has been in contact with Maintenance Superintendent Biskey during the week and everything is good.  He also reported that he heard many compliments from patrons who participated in the CRAA Father’s Day tournament at Commissioners Park regarding the Park District and their parks.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported in more detail regarding the operations of Ball Fore and the Lily Pad.

 

Woodchips have been added in the playground at Jenkins Park and will be added to the other parks as well.

 

Facility rentals, along with rentals of tables & chairs continue to keep the staff busy.

 

Sherlock Carpets will be out on June 28th to give a quote for the TinyTots room.

 

Amusement Products’ next available date to come out to assess the batting cages at Ball Fore would be July 18th.

The tile floor for the bathrooms at Frontier Fieldhouse will be ordered by the end of the week – delivery should be 10 days.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new to report at this time.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the Prevailing Wage Standards as Ordinance #2016-05.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:42 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Albon.   All in favor, everyone responded aye.  Motion Carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_____Kevin King__________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 27th day of July,2016

 

___________Kevin King____

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District