September 28, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:32

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

September 28, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Egan was absent with notice.

Also present: Attorney Stillman, 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 August 24, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Conrad

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of September 14, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, 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

Prior to addressing the approval of cash disbursements, President Pratl asked Attorney Stillman if he had been notified by Speer Financial regarding the bond issue coming up.  Attorney Stillman said no, but that he would follow up.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements from August 17, 2016 through September 20, 2016, in the amount of $84,469.77.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl stated that he is working with Recreation Superintendent Malito on some RAH issues that will be covered at the next meeting.

 

President Pratl thanked the Board for allowing Our Lady of the Ridge the use of the facilities for their spaghetti dinner and pancake breakfast.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman made a few comments regarding the bond issue stating that the Park District has a good team of bond counsel and that his work will be only as a “second pair of eyes” and there will not be a line item for his attorney’s fees.

 

Attorney Stillman, as representative of School District 218, also congratulated President Pratl for being inducted into the Richard’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Director:

Director King was not at the meeting.  A written report was given to the Board for their review.

 

Commissioner Pratl made a few comments regarding the proposed Tower Park project.

 

The audit was filed on September 16th.

 

Ring of Honor is having an event on October 14th.

 

The portable bleachers were rented to Oak lawn Community High School for their game against Richards on September 23rd.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon asked for an update on the Park District program evaluations. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Malito reported that the evaluations were passed out to patrons that use the programs, classes, trips, fitness center and events.  He will have results by next meeting.  There was a suggestion to have the form on-line for patrons to access.

 

Windy City has turned in their permit to use Frontier during their winter season for practices.

 

The second annual Thanksgiving boys’ basketball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th – Tuesday, November 22nd.  Efforts are being made to get more teams signed up.

 

There was discussion regarding a girls’ volleyball or basketball tournament.

 

The RAH fitness program has begun.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Egan was not at the meeting.  President Pratl gave the floor to Maintenance Superintendent Biskey for his report.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported that he met with Jim Walsh of Sportsfields Inc. and the Board was given a quote for work to be done on the fields this fall.

 

Tyco was out to perform the annual fire inspections. There were no issues. 

 

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported on the events over the weekend as well as the maintenance crew work throughout the parks and facilities. There were no issues to report.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new to report at this time, but encouraged ideas regarding Tower Park.  Discussion ensued.  Commissioner Pratl stated that he will be in contact with the Village regarding the driveway to the water tower.

 

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 Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:28 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.   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 9th day of  November, 2016

 

_________Kevin King___________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
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