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Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:00

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

February 22, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:05pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioners Crout and Albon – absent with notice.

Also present: Director King, Attorney Keller and 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 January 25, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of February 8, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

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 January 18 through February 14, 2017, in the amount of $61,487.27.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl reported that the new lights at Freedom look great.  The Board was given a quote for motion detection lighting for their review and President Pratl commented that the cost was “rock bottom”.  The Commissioners all agreed.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Keller had no report at this time.

 

Director:

Director King reported on the new payroll service, ADP, which will be taking over the company that currently does payroll services for the park district.  Cost for services will remain the same for 18 months and should be a seamless transition.

 

In regard to the new spray head for Lily Pad, Director King expressed some frustration with Vortex as their final prices were totally different from the initial discussions with them and may be cost prohibitive from a budget standpoint.  Discussion ensued.

 

Recreation Superintendent is working on the next brochure.  There will be some changes before the final proof is ready.  Topics of discussion included Ball Fore special nights, Day Camp prices, and additional classes & programs.

 

The Park District will be applying for the IAPD PowerPlay grant to support the Commit to Health program.  Director King reported that some healthier options will be offered at the concession stands.

 

The new rowers for the fitness center have been ordered and should be received in about 5 weeks.

 

Richard’s High School has submitted their request for the field usage along with their upcoming baseball schedule.  Director King commented that the park district has worked with them for years and anticipates no problems.

 

The Board was given some pictures of shelter options for Freedom Park in place of the current pavilion for their consideration.  The Board was encouraged to consider size and usage of the shelter.

 

New seat cushions were ordered for the seniors and Mother/Son Bowl.

 

Director King reported on the meeting he attended for the Ridge/Worth Chamber of Commerce.  The Park District will partner with them to promote the Park District as well as local businesses. The Board was given a copy of the letter that was submitted to the Chamber from the Park District.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon and Superintendent Malito were not at the meeting.  Director King reviewed the written report that was submitted.

 

Items covered included the Daddy/Daughter Date Night which had 264 participants, and the 1st annual Jr. NBA Skills Competition, which had 20 participants.

 

 

 

The next Open Gymapalooza was Monday, February 20th and had 80 participants.  Concession only brought in 1/3 of the last events’ totals; however, the weather was a factor in the lower attendance. 

 

The men’s basketball league will be wrapping up on February 22nd with playoffs on March 1st & 8th.

 

Director King reported on the rentals for Frontier.  He is also working on Lily Pad rentals for summer.

 

Maintenance:

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

 

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Biskey reported on the quote received from Sportsfields, Inc. for renovation of Field #3 at Commissioners’ Park which was requested by C.R.A.A.  He has a meeting with Mike Kwartnik of C.R.A.A. next week. Discussion ensued.

 

Secure Electric was out to install flood lights on the Freedom Activity Center.  Motion sensor lights were also discussed.

 

Superintendent Biskey reported on the performance of the new part-time maintenance worker stating that he is an asset to the department.

 

Other maintenance duties performed included outdoor cleanup, replacing two sections of playground border at Freedom Park and inspections on parks, playground equipment and grounds.  Maintenance equipment has been cleaned and checked.

 

New hand sanitizer stations have been ordered.

 

The buses have been taken in for inspections.  All passed with no issues.  The inflatables have passed their inspection as well.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked for an e-mail with details regarding the motion detection lights.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: 

Commissioner Conrad commented that he attended a golf expo and presented the

Board with an idea for an additional activity at Ball Fore.  Discussion ensued.

 

Director King reported that, to date, there was 1 bid packet picked up for the Tower Park playground project and 1 bid packet delivered electronically.

 

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 8:05 pm.  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 22nd day of March, 2017

 

____ __Kevin King_____________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
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