October 12, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:34


Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners


October 12, 2016



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



The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl  Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Superintendent Biskey.



Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 



There was no one to address the Board.



Chair Report

Commissioner Albon asked about the healthy alternatives for the vending machines.  Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that he is in the process of getting a list of snack choices and should have the machines changed over by November 1st. This will tie in with the fitness programs that have been planned for the Tiny Tots and RAH participants. Discussion ensued.


Superintendent’s Report

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the participation for the current class line up.


There have been no responses to the recent e-mail blast for the Thanksgiving basketball tournament.  Flyers were sent out.


Halloween at the Park will be Saturday, October 29th at Frontier Fieldhouse from 10-12pm.


The Board was given a list of Redeemed coupons for 2016.  The Park District will have a coupon in the new Chicago Southland Visitor’s Bureau coupon book.



Chair Report

Commissioner Egan gave the floor to Maintenance Superintendent Biskey for his report.


Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Biskey reported that the parking spaces were re-striped.


Maintenance staff continues to cut, trim and weed all parks and facility grounds.  Efforts are also being made to keep the parks especially clean and devoid of debris.  Director King advised the Board to be aware of unsolicited efforts by the public or Village to catch rodents on Park District property and to report any such efforts to him; as such efforts are unnecessary at this point and could be detrimental. To date, no rodents have been seen in the parks or around the facilities. 


Superintendent Biskey reported on the activities coming up at Frontier stating that the maintenance staff is doing a good job keeping the facility clean and ready for these activities.


Table and chair rentals have slowed down.  Rental schedule continues to be monitored.


Vehicles and equipment will have oil changes/checkups at the end of the month.  Preventative maintenance will be done on all plows and snow blowers.


Director’s Report

Director King reminded the Board that the health insurance renewal is December 1st and that they will need to discuss this further when new quotes are received.


PDRMA has sent the Park District some record retention guidelines.  The Park District will continue to use the State of Illinois approved retention periods per the Attorney’s recommendation.


Policy manuals will be updated.


A new printer was purchased for Frontier which will be able to handle the volume of flyers the Park District produces at a fraction of the cost of a large copier.


A&H Rental is closing their doors.  Director King stated that there are some key items that he would like to purchase for the Park District if he can get them for a good price.  An auction is set for November 1st.


The Ring of Honor event is set for October 14th.  This is a TV taping and should be a good event, anticipating 700-800 attendees.


The Board was given a letter from the Village introducing the new Village Health Inspector.


The Board was given a permit request for the Volleyball for Charity event. 


Commissioner Pratl stated that the Lyon’s Club will be having their “trunk or treat” event on October 22nd.  Director King stated that he has not heard from them, but will contact them. 


Director King opened discussion regarding the Tower Park project.  The presentation boards were up for the Board’s review.  Three different companies were compared. Discussion ensued and the Board agreed to invite Cunningham Recreation to the next Board meeting for their presentation of their GameTime equipment. Director King encouraged them to let him know if they want any changes to the drawings before next meeting so he can get a final proposal.



Chair Report

There was nothing to discuss at this time.  The Board was given August financial statements to review.



Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new to discuss at this time.



There was no old business to discuss.



There was no new business to discuss.



There was no need to enter Executive Session.



President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:43pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Albon.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.



_____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

Chicago Ridge Park District