January 25, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:26

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

January 25, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

 Also present: Attorney Keller and Superintendents Malito and 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 Committee/   Board Meeting of December 28, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of January 11, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout, Albon

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl addressed the Cub Scouts that were at the meeting thanking them for their participation in making the Christmas holiday events a success.  Each of the Commissioners expressed their appreciation. They were presented with a plaque and passes for the Ball Fore and Lily Pad; the leaders received passes to the fitness center.

After pictures were taken, the group exited the meeting.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements from December 21, 2016 through January 17, 2017, in the amount of $28,367.45.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl reported that the preliminary bid specs were sent to Attorney Stillman for his review.  They should be finalized and approved by next meeting.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Keller had no report at this time.

 

Director:

Director King was not at the meeting.  The Board reviewed his report.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon gave the floor to Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report.

 

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Malito reported on the open gym event “Gymapalooza”.  There were approximately 80 participants.  Some parents were there as well.  Due to the success of this event, activities will be offered every day the kids are off of school

 

Daddy/Daughter Date Night preparations are underway – gifts have been ordered from Palos Sports, table & chair rental has been secured and Jack and Pat’s will do the catering.

 

Superintendent Malito reported that the Park District will host a Jr. NBA Skills Challenge at Frontier Fieldhouse on February 13th. The event combines NBA 2-ball with the Dribble Dish and Swish competitions.  Winners of the local competition will have a chance to advance to Regionals, then a chance to compete in New York City before the 2017 NBA Draft.

 

The 2017 Spring/Summer brochure proof will be done next week.

 

Maintenance:

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

 

Superintendent’s Report

The maintenance crew has been busy at Frontier cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility including the bathrooms, showers, and fitness center.  The Teen Center and Freedom have also been busy with rentals.

 

Superintendent Biskey walked the grounds at Tower Park and has calculated the square footage of the pour-in-play surfacing needed for the playground renovation.

 

All buses were in for check-ups and inspections.

 

Reliable Fire was out for the annual sprinkler inspection at Frontier.  There were no issues.

 

Superintendent Biskey reported on the sessions he attended and vendors he spoke with at the IAPD Conference on January 20th.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: 

Commissioner Conrad reported that the pour-in-play surface would not work at the Lily Pad.  He recommended leaving it concrete for now.  There was some discussion regarding the replacing of the smaller spray heads.

 

Superintendents Malito and Biskey exited the meeting.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of the semi-annual review of Executive Session Minutes at 7:33pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Albon. 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

OPEN SESSION

The Board of Commissioners entered back into Open Session at 7:37 pm.

Commissioners Present:  Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon, Pratl

Also Present:  Attorney Keller

 

Action taken on Executive Session Items:

President Pratl called for a motion to keep Executive Session Minutes closed on the advice of counsel as the need for confidentiality still exists.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl   called for a motion to adjourn at 7:37 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon 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 22nd day of February, 2017

 

______Kevin King_____________________________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
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