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Thursday, 04 May 2017 11:33

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

March 22, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Crout was absent with notice.

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman 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 Board Meeting of January February 22, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Albon

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 February 15 through March 13, 2017, in the amount of $36,439.79.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl reported that due to questions regarding the bid specs, the bid opening has been moved to March 27th.  All bidders were given a letter of explanation along with amended bid document prepared by the Attorney.  President Pratl stated that the Board will need to convene for a special meeting to review and possibly award the bid after the March 27th bid opening.

 

President Pratl reported that the motion detection lighting project has been completed.

 

President Pratl commented that he noticed the mural on the Freedom Activity Center’s exterior wall was starting to peel and suggested looking into repair to avoid further damage.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman stated that the amended bid document and letter of explanation was sent to the 4 companies that bid on the Tower Park project.

 

Director:

Director King commented that he is looking to have the final budget adopted at the April 26th Board meeting.

 

Penny Lane will be renting the Lily Pad again this summer.  Director King is working with them for Ball Fore rentals as well.

 

Day Camp days have been revised to include types of sessions:  a 5-day or a 3-day which will accommodate more families with pricing and field trips, etc.

 

Ball Fore is being cleaned and readied for the spring/summer season.

 

Frontier Fitness Center has an updated WINPAK system and a new energy (trail) mix has been added to the concessions.

 

The baseball field at Menard park will not be suitable for the C.R.A.A.’s 8-10-12-year-old league; but they are now looking into revamping the little league field for this league.

 

The Board was given a permit request with addendum from the Village for the Ridge Fest.  A couple of changes were made to the addendum by the Village without prior authorization from the Park District.  President Pratl stated that the Park District will send back the original addendum for signature.

 

Director King suggested the Board begin thinking about plans for the Park District’s 50th anniversary celebration.  Some discussion ensued.

 

The Board was made aware of the time change from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for Board meetings beginning with the April 12th meeting.

 

New seat cushions were purchased for the Seniors and Mother/Son Bowl giveaways.

 

Director King brought a new Prize Wheel to the meeting to show the Board members.  This will be used as the “19th” hole at Ball Fore for free prizes.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

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

 

 

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Malito reported on the day camp prices compared to area park districts, the new option for attendance, field trips and special events planned for day camp as well as plans for staffing.

 

There were 8 winners of the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge who qualify for regionals on April 2nd at the Quest Multisports in Chicago.

 

Easter events are planned for Saturday, April 8th.

 

Men’s basketball league concluded on March 8th and will begin again on March 22nd.

 

The RAH children went on a trip to the Little Red School House during the spring break and had an inflatable day as well.

 

Commissioner Conrad asked Superintendent Malito to check into having a car show at Ball Fore.  Commissioner Pratl reminded Superintendent Malito to have Ball Fore/Lily Pad certificates ready for the Cub Scouts at the Breakfast with the Bunny in appreciation for their help with the Breakfast with Santa and Breakfast with the Bunny events.

 

Maintenance:

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

 

Superintendent’s Report

Superintendent Biskey reported that Difoggio Plumbing was out to repair the pipes at the Menard garage.

 

The hoist cable for the batting cage netting at Ball Fore will be replaced.  There is a tentative date for Amusement Products to come out May 9th.

 

Maintenance staff continues to keep parking lots, sidewalks, buildings, etc. clean and maintained. Spring/summer maintenance equipment is being readied.

 

Superintendents Malito and Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: 

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new to report at this time.  Director King reported on the Village’s work on the safety/repair issues by Tower Park - removal of the tree, repair of sidewalk and fence.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Due to the postponing of the bid opening on March 21st, President Pratl called for a motion to table A & B under New Business. A new date for bid opening has been set for March 27th. Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

 

 

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:52pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Albon.   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 26th  day of April, 2017

 

____ __Kevin King______________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
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