April 26, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:44

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

April 26, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:06pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

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

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Albon and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting Regarding the Tower Park Project dated March 29, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Albon, and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of April 12, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Conrad, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout, Pratl

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 March 14 through April 28, 2017, in the amount of $57,827.35.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl encouraged the Commissioners to drive by Tower Park project stating that Kids Around the World was there to remove the existing equipment.  Hacienda is confident they will complete the project on time.  President Pratl suggested having a grand opening on Saturday, May 27th.  Commissioners and Director King will check schedules.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not able to attend the meeting; however, President Pratl stated that he will handle the swearing in of the newly elected commissioners.

 

The Board was given a copy of a letter prepared by the attorney to a concerned group regarding Hacienda Landscaping.

 

Director:

In regard to Tower Park, Director King reported on the progress of the project.  Hacienda was out to begin their work and should be completed by the 19th of May.

 

Director King is checking on flooring companies to try and secure an install date for the new carpets at Ball Fore.  Colors have been chosen.

 

Director King is working with the USPMGA to possibly host a tournament at Ball Fore at the end of June.  He is also talking with the Chicago Southland and the Ridge/Worth Chamber of Commerce for sponsorships if we do have the tournament.

 

Summer staff managers are still needed for Ball Fore and Lily Pad.  They are still working on staff needs for Day Camp as well.

 

Director King reported that the Chicago Southland has changed their website and has a very favorable showcasing of the Ball Fore facility.  He encouraged the Board to visit their website.  The Chicago Southland is also looking for donations for their tourism week of events.

 

The NRPA has a new Agency Performance Review that park districts can utilize to maximize their potential.

 

Volleyball for Charity had their annual event on Saturday, April 22nd at Frontier Fieldhouse.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the plans for the Mother/Son Bowl which will be on Friday, May 5th at Palos Lanes.

 

Senior Spring Luncheon will be Tuesday, May 9th, and the park district will be transporting them to White Fence Farm on May 17th as well.

 

The Tiny Tot end-of-the-year party will be May 5th at Freedom Activity Center.

 

Fliers have been posted and sent to local colleges advertising for the manager positions that are available.  Interviews are taking place.

 

 

High Hopes and Penny Lane will be utilizing the Lily Pad for the summer, bringing in a good rental for the park district.

 

The Chicago Ridge Park District Fitness Challenge will begin on April 24th until May 7th.

 

There was some discussion regarding getting the numbers up for next year’s Tiny Tots class.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked Superintendent Malito to follow up with Trinity Christian College regarding their volleyball camp.

 

Maintenance:

Superintendent Biskey reported on the progress of the field renovation at Commissioner’s Park.  Renovations were completed in one day.

 

Maintenance has been busy preparing all ball fields, maintaining parks, cleaning facilities and preparing for rentals.

 

There are still a couple of minor issues with the batting cages at Ball Fore which are being addressed.  Weed killer has been applied to the grounds. The new 10-year anniversary banner has been put up.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: 

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new at this time but had a few complimentary comments for the maintenance staff.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl reminded the Board that the Fest Permit Request with addendum had been submitted by the Village with an addendum that had been changed by the Village without permission.  The Village has since signed the original addendum (unchanged) and the Permit Request will be up for approval at the next meeting.

 

Commissioner Pratl reminded the Board to be thinking about ideas for the Park District’s 50th anniversary celebration next year.

 

In the absence of Attorney Stillman, President Pratl presented the Oath of Office to Commissioners Conrad, Egan, and Albon.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the Combined Budget/Appropriation Ordinance for fiscal year ending April 30, 2018, as Ordinance #2017-01.  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.

 

 

 


EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:58 pm.  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 24th day of May, 2017

 

Kevin King_____________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
Chicago Ridge Park District