July 8, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 10:24

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners


July 8, 2009



President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:02 pm.



The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Hovel, Lind, Conrad, Pratl.

Also present was Director King.



Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.



There was no one to address the Board.  Director King informed the Board that he had invited Jack Lind to the meeting but he was not able to come.  President Pratl suggested not to wait for the next meeting to let Jack know how much he and his team are appreciated but to send them to dinner at Nick’s Pizza, compliments of the Park District for all the work they have done for the Park District. Director King said he would call and set up a day during the week. President Pratl also commented that a once-a-year thank you is not enough and encouraged the Board to express their appreciation for them throughout the year.



Chair Report

Commissioner Crout asked what needed to be done regarding the retirement party for Helen and Pam.  Commissioner Pratl informed her that in speaking with Director King, it was decided that flyers go out to the Day Camp children.  The children also have flyers promoting the Salute to Ridge Kids and the opening of the new splash pad.  This would target the children who have had these teachers most recently.  Director King also said they will serve pizza, have a casual time of visiting with them and present them with their certificates. 


Commissioner Crout asked if everything was set for the Salute.  Director King said yes.


Commissioner  Crout asked if the time was set for the Lily Pad opening.  Director King informed her that it was set for 11:00am.  He also commented that the newspapers were contacted for photo opportunities for all the special events on the weekend, but that our staff will also take pictures of the events.  Director King showed the Commissioners the t-shirts that were ordered.  Commissioner Pratl commented that Gayle Boettger designed the Lily Pad shirts.  Commissioner Crout asked if WGN was coming out.  Director King said they would be out for the US Open tournament at 10:00 the following day to do a story.  He also commented that the Tribune may come out as well. 


Commissioner Crout commented on the good score the Park District received from the Cook County Department of Public Health for the Ball Fore facility citing a score of 99 out of 100.


Commissioner Pratl complimented the T-ball staff on a job well done.  He commented that they went above and beyond to make it an excellent program and a memorable experience for the children.  He also commented that he was able to take the parents by the splash pad to give them a preview, which was appreciated by all. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad reported that the main focus for the staff has been Ball Fore to get it ready for the US Open.  He reported about the car accident that happened the previous week which destroyed part of the fence and golf course.  He commented that they have some new tables with umbrellas.


In regard to the splash pad/concession building, he commented that the staff is in the process of getting the equipment in.  Commissioner Pratl commented that one inspection was already done and that the plumbing inspector was out.  Director King said that although he received an ok from the plumbing inspector, there was an issue with the backflow which will have to be corrected. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Hovel had nothing to report at this time.



Chair Report

Commissioner Lind asked Director King about the occupancy permit for the concession building.  Director King said he hopes he will have it the following day. 


There was discussion of the splash pad regarding the opening hours, rates, etc.


In regard to the lighting upgrade, Commissioner Lind asked about mounting the lamps that would be used.  Director King said he could have the electrician come out to address the Board on this matter as well as any other questions they may have.


The Board was given a report as to the results of the Go Green project.  The report showed the cost savings to date as well as the anticipated annual savings to the Park District.  The Board was pleased with the results and acknowledged Tillie’s commitment to this project.



There was no old business to discuss at this time.



There was no new business at this time.



There was no need to enter into Executive Session.



A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Hovel and seconded by Commissioner Crout at 8:35 pm.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.




______ _Rob Lind_____________________

Rob Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District



Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 22nd day of July, 2009.



______­Rob Lind _______________________


Chicago Ridge Park District



Chicago Ridge Park District