August 23, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 November 2017 13:36

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

August 23, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioners Conrad and Egan were absent with notice.

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 July 26, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, 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 August 9, 2017.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

There were no finance items to review.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl opened discussion regarding two permit requests that were submitted.  Due to the large number of people expected several issues will need to be addressed prior to approving the requests.

 

There was discussion regarding grilling in the park. 

 

President Pratl updated the Board in regard to the Village Fest law suit.  He has spoken with Attorney Stillman who informed him that the Park District will be dropped from the suit when all other pertinent parties involved have been served.  President Pratl has asked Attorney Stillman to secure a letter from the Village of Chicago Ridge stating that the Park District is not liable and will be dropped from the case.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King updated the Board on plans for the 50th anniversary celebration and presented the Board with a proposal from Celebration Authority.  He encouraged the Board to come up with ideas which would be more affordable.

 

The C.R.A.A. has their permit and began their renovations on the Menard concession stand.

 

The cameras have been installed at the Lombard building and cameras have been put up around the parks.

 

The beverage tax has been paid.  Prices have been increased at Frontier to reflect the increase.

 

The Park District will be placing an ad with the PTA.

 

The Park District will be working with the Worth/Chicago Ridge Chamber of Commerce to have a trick-or-treat event at Freedom on Saturday, October 21st. The Chamber is hoping to involve the CRAA, Lions Club and Boy Scouts as well.  The Park District’s Halloween event will be on October 28th.

 

Director King updated the Board regarding the Village’s fence that was removed at Tower Park reporting that the Village stated that they could not put the fence back in the same place and offered an alternative placement. Director King reported that their alternative placement would not be in the best interest of the Park District.

 

Two of the part-time maintenance employees have voluntarily resigned their positions.  These positions will be filled.

 

The Lily Pad facility is scheduled to close after Labor Day.  Ball Fore will be open from 11-5pm on weekends through September.

 

In regard to the alarm system at Frontier, Director King reported that he spoke with the Fire Marshall, Bob Smart, who will also meet with Tyco Security to go over the system.  An updated quote is expected.

 

The Park District is working with the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau to advertise group outings at Ball Fore.

 

The Board was given a “Thank You” letter from Elim Christian Services Pathways Program for their outing at Ball Fore.

 

 

The Board was given some quotes for the Frontier parking lot and the Freedom paths for their review.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that the brochures should be going out to the residents in the next couple of days.

 

School District 127.5 started August 23rd.  The annual RAH meeting was August 21st; they have 13 employees on staff for the season.

 

The Tiny Tots program was cancelled due to the low enrollment.  Superintendent Malito presented some alternative classes for this age group. Parents have been notified.

 

Penny Lane will be finishing their final Lily Pad field trip on August 30th.  After their enthusiastic review, Penny Lane has decided they will be coming back next year.

 

The first Kickball Wednesday event took place this week at Frontier Fieldhouse.  There were 10-12 children who came to play.

 

Recreation Maltio reported on the court rentals coming up.

 

Maintenance:

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported on the inspection of Lily Pad by American Leak Detection.  No glaring issues have been found; but there was a minor issue that has been taken care of.  Upon receipt of their report, the Park District will meet with the Village regarding this issue.

 

The maintenance crew has hung the camera signs; Knox boxes have been installed at Freedom, Frontier, Lombard building and Maintenance garage.

 

The Cook County inspection of Lily Pad went well with no issues for correction.

 

Superintendent Biskey reported on the Park District equipment rentals (tables, chairs, super cooker, etc.).

 

The CRAA has requested to do some work on one of the fields.  The work will be minor and monitored by Superintendent Biskey.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: 

Commissioner Conrad was not at the meeting. There was no discussion.

 

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 8:44 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout 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 25th day of  October, 2017

 

Kevin King

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 


 
Chicago Ridge Park District