August 24, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 September 2016 09:51

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

August 24, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:02pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioners Conrad and Egan were absent with notice.

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 July 22, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Pratl.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Albon

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of August 10, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Pratl.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners 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 called for a motion to approve cash disbursements from July 20, 2016 through August 16, 2016, in the amount of $48,834.69.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl made a few comments regarding the state of Freedom Park since the Ridge Fest.  He has been in touch with Stan, the Public Works Superintendent, several times who said they will now be using Doran’s Landscape to complete the repairs to the park.  This is well after the deadline for completion of repairs according to the permit addendum.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

Director:

The Board was given a copy of the final audit report which was very favorable.

 

The new fountains were installed at Ball Fore and are working well.  The facility will be closed on Labor Day and on weekends only after Labor Day through the end of the month.  The Lily Pad will be closed after Labor Day.

 

Director King reported on the quotes received from two companies, NuToys and Burke, for Tower Park, Frontier Park and O’Connell Park.  The Board was given proposals and picture boards to review.  He is expecting one more company to submit a proposal.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon asked for an update on the Tiny Tot registrations.  Superintendent Malito reported that he currently has 10 registered for the four-five- year-old class and 6 for the three-year-old class.  School District 127.5 now has a free class for this age group which has affected the enrollment for the Park District’s program.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Malito reported that the new fall/winter brochure has been mailed.

 

There were 5 competitors for The Illinois State Open miniature golf tournament. Charles Samuel won first place and received a trophy.

 

The new men’s basketball league started on August 17th.  There are 10 teams participating.

 

Maintenance:

President Pratl gave the floor to Superintendent Biskey for his report.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported on the work the maintenance staff has done on Freedom Park.

 

The flooring renovation at Lombard has been done.  The party room will be painted and new appliances purchased.

 

Chicago Backflow performed the annual sprinkler inspection at Frontier Fieldhouse.  There were no issues. Security Electric was out to repair 2 exterior lights at Frontier as well.

 

The busses were taken in for oil changes and the bi-annual safety check up.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad was not at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:40 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout 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 28th day of September, 2016

 

________Kevin King___________________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District