September 10, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:58

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

September 10, 2008

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

The following commissioners were present:  Commissioner Crout, Hovel, Conrad, Pratl

Commissioner Lind was absent with notice.  Also present was Recreation Supervisor Joe Zalewski.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board at this time.

 

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Crout told Supervisor Zalewski he did a good job on his report and asked him to report on how the RAH program was going. 

 

Director’s Report

Director King was not at the meeting; however, his report was given to the Board.

 

Supervisor’s Report

Supervisor Zalewski said start up of the RAH program was hectic and very challenging due to the program overlapping with Day Camp.  Many of the Day Camp counselors went back to school before the program ended, but they managed to cover the program by moving people around. Last year they had 10 days in between programs and he commented that next year they will plan a break between the two programs.  He reported that they currently have 165 children and more continue to sign up.  They have returning children as well as many new ones.  He commented that the new RAH Supervisor has a great attitude and is doing a good job implementing new policies and overall managing the program. 

 

Commissioner Crout also complimented the staff on the success of the Illinois Open.  Supervisor Zalewski reported that it went really well and they had a good time.  Commissioner Pratl complimented Director King for standing his ground with the registration deadline as there was a potential player wanting to register after the deadline.  All the Board members agreed that it was a good decision.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked Supervisor Zalewski to report on the car show.  He commented that he had a lot of flyers go out and has had a lot of inquiries and calls.  He anticipates a lot of vehicles.  If the weather is good, it should be much better than last year. 

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad reported that he is working on getting the filters changed on the roof tops and outdoor units to get ready for winter.  He is also working on getting the vehicles ready for winter with oil changes, etc.  He is also getting ready to close down Ball Fore after the Halloween event. 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Hovel had nothing to report at this time.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

In the absence of Commissioner Lind, Commissioner Pratl commented that they are still going forward on the contract for the Oxford building.  Director King is authorized to sign off on the contract as soon as the attorneys finalize the details. 

 

In regard to the splash pad, he commented that Director King had talked with Glenn Thorstenson and there will be a new drawing soon.  They are still looking to go to bid get a contractor for this project by November/December.

 

Commissioner Pratl brought attention to the proposal from Sportsfields and asked the Board members to review it and come to a consensus on what they want done.  Discussion ensued. He suggested they could possibly have a phone poll during the week after their review in order to get the proposal approved at the next meeting and get started on the work. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business at this time.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Hovel and seconded by Commissioner Conrad at 8:15pm.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

 

_____Rob Lind________________________

Rob Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this24th day of, September, 2008.

 

 

______Rob Lind______________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 
Chicago Ridge Park District