July 26, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:02

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

July 26, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, 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 dated June 28, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Egan

Motion Carried.

 

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

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, 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 June 21 through July 18th, in the amount of $47,869.50.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner  Conrad.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl reported that Mike Kwartnik, President of the CRAA, had informed him that the CRAA would be obtaining a permit for the proposed work on the concession stand at Menard after the Ridge Fest.  A copy of the permit and schedule of construction will be given to the Park District prior to work being done.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King reported that the Village began setting up Ridge Fest on Wednesday, July 19th; but have not submitted any Certificates of Insurance to date.

 

There is a water issue at Lily Pad concerning the reported water usage.  Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported on the steps being taken to figure out where the problem stems from.

 

Director King reported that the plumbing inspector wants the Park District to have 4 sinks as opposed to the 3 sinks that the health inspector advised. Since the concession stand already has 1 sink, quotes will be obtained for a 3-sink unit.

 

The audit is scheduled for August 1st & 2nd.

 

Director King and Commissioner Pratl attended the Youth Community Meeting.  The meeting was an introductory, meet-and-greet.  A follow-up meeting may be scheduled in the future.

 

**Commissioner Albon entered the meeting at 8:20pm**

 

The NRPA Conference is scheduled for September 26th-28th. Commissioners Egan, Crout, and Conrad said they will be going.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the Day Camp program which will be winding up with the talent show on August 4th.

 

The Men’s Basketball league started on Wednesday, July 19th.  There are 8 teams with 2 new teams entering this season.

 

Senior Luncheon will be Tuesday, August 8th.

 

RAH registration starts on Monday, July 31st.  He is working on staffing this program.

 

The 2017-2018 Fall and Winter brochure has been started; a first draft should be ready for next meeting.

 

Fliers will be passed out for the upcoming volleyball clinic on August 5th.

 

President Pratl informed Superintendent Malito that the music and water fountain were not on when he was at Ball Fore and he should remind his staff to make sure to turn them on.

 

Maintenance:

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported that pursuant to a recent inspection by Reliable Fire & Security, it was noted that the sprinklers at Ball Fore are in need of repair.  The Board was given a proposal for their review.

 

The Fire Department was out for their inspection.  Knox boxes will be purchased for the Lombard building, Freedom, Frontier and the maintenance garage.

 

Lighthouse Electric was out to do some work at Lombard and Ball Fore.

 

The maintenance staff has been busy weeding, trimming, etc. 

 

New flag poles have been purchased/installed on the course at Ball Fore.

 

New security cameras have been ordered as well as camera signs.

 

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: 

Commissioner Conrad had nothing new at this time. Director King commented that the paths at Freedom Park need to be redone.  He also reported that the Village began the ground work by the water fountain in Freedom Park.

 

Commissioner Conrad asked about a new sign at Tower Park.  Discussion ensued; the Board agreed that it was not necessary at this point.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Commissioner Pratl informed the Board that he had spoken with the Mayor and asked him to have the Public Works Director schedule a landscaper to come out to Freedom Park August 2nd (after the Fest); to begin the clean-up/restoration process in a timely manner.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

Superintendents Malito and Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:45pm for the purpose of the semi-annual review of Executive Session Minutes.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

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Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

OPEN SESSION

The Board entered back into Open Session at 8:48 pm.  All still present.  President Pratl called for a motion to keep all Executive Session Minutes closed per the advice of counsel as the need for confidentiality still exists. Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:49 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout 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 23rd day of August, 2017

 

Kevin King

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
Chicago Ridge Park District