November 9, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:05

 

Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

November 9, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:04pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Crout was absent with notice & Commissioner Albon was en route.

 Also present: Director King and Superintendent Malito

 

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 September 28, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Pratl.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of October 12, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 26, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements from September 20 2016 through October 19, 2016, in the amount of $37,251.37.   Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

 

 

 

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

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

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.

 

**Commissioner Albon entered the meeting at 7:08pm**

 

Director:

Director King expanded on the Tower Park project plans and placement of the equipment. The Park District was awarded a Grant for the purchase of the equipment.

 

Director King brought up a safety issue regarding the sidewalk/fence by Tower Park which will need to be fixed by the Village.  Director King is waiting for the Village to respond to this issue.

 

Commissioner Conrad reported on his meeting with the representative from Vortex about changing out the sprinkler heads.  He is waiting for some quotes.  Director King stated that the change would actually include the entire post and sprinkler head.  They are also looking into surfacing materials.

 

Director King commented that the Commitment to Health program had begun.

 

Closing date for the bond issue was November 9th.  Money has been received.

 

The Park District is in the process of gathering information on securing IT services with another company.

 

Sportsfields, Inc. will be doing some work to the fields between now and December to be ready for next season.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon asked for an update on the Commitment to Health program. 

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Malito reported that they have distributed a letter to the parents explaining what the program is all about and how they and their children can participate.  The Board was given a copy of the letter and flyer that will be going home with the children.  The vending machines were stocked with healthier choices.

 

Commissioner Egan complimented the program and stated that his kids were excited about it.

 

The Santa Express event tickets went on sale on November 5th and sold out.  He also spoke with the Cub Scouts to cook the pancake breakfast for the Breakfast with Santa event.

 

Men’s basketball league will be finishing up on November 16th. Next season will start on November 30th.

 

Windy City basketball starts November 17th, adult volleyball league begins November 11, and the annual Turkey Shoot takes place on November 17th along with the annual NBA Two Ball event.

 

Halloween at the Park took place on October 29th and was a great event with a strong turnout.  Activities included inflatables, games, face painting, costume contest, mummy wrap and balloon twisting.

 

Commissioner Albon commented on the evaluations that were sent out and the   responders who would like to have a craft fair hosted by the park.  This may be something to look into for the future.

 

Director King commented that he worked with the seniors to arrange another date for their bingo day in December as it conflicted with the Village’s senior luncheon.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Egan reviewed the report submitted by Superintendent Biskey.  The winter plows, snow blowers, etc. have been checked and are ready for use.  All vehicles have been tuned up and are ready to go.

 

The portable bleachers have been removed from Freedom Park and have been stored for winter (these were used for the O.L.O.R. football season and sustained no damage during their use).

 

All parks and facilities continue to be checked and maintained.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new to report at this time.  Commissioner Albon suggested having the RAH/TinyTot children give their opinion on what sprinkler heads they would like at the Lily Pad.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to purchase GameTime playground equipment through U.S. Communities Purchasing Co-Op.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move the November 23rd Board Meeting to December 14th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:46pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner  Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.   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  December, 2016

 

_________Kevin King____________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 


 
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