July 22, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2009 07:59

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

July 22, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Hovel, Lind, Conrad and Pratl.    Commissioner  Crout was absent, en route, with notice.  Also present was Director King.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl tabled the approval of the minutes of May 27, 2009 from the Public Hearing for the Adoption of the 2009-2010 Budget, due to a quorum not being met.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated June 24, 2009.  Motion was made by Commissioner Hovel and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Hovel, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion carried.

 

*Chuck Tokar of the Ridge Fest Committee entered the meeting at 7:03pm.  He handed out guest passes to the Commissioners.  Then exited the meeting**

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated July 8, 2009. Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Hovel, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

Upon advice from the attorney, President Pratl called for a motion to keep the Executive Session Minutes from January 28, 2009; February 5, 2009; February 25, 2009; April 22, 2009; and June 10, 2009, closed.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Hovel.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner  Hovel, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.        

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

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

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Hovel made a motion to approve the June/July cash disburse-

ments in the amount of $265,080.03.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Hovel, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None                

Motion Carried.

 

Commissioner Conrad asked if the Park District would be staying with PrivateBank who took over Founder’s Bank.  Director King said yes, that the bank was solid and they would not be making a change at this time.

 

*President Pratl noted for the record that Commissioner Crout entered the meeting at 7:05pm.*

 

President Pratl commented that he spoke with Attorney Stillman about the bank situation and was advised that there were no concerns.

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl commented that the staff did an outstanding job on the big weekend the Park District had: opening of the Lily Pad, US Open and the Salute to Ridge Kids.  He also commented that he heard many compliments from the residents on the new splash pad.  He complimented the Board and Director King for accomplishing the goal of family recreation, first with Ball Fore and now with the Lily Pad. 

 

Compliments were also given to the maintenance staff for keeping up with the fields and the facilities.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  President Pratl commented that he had been in contact with Attorney Stillman regarding the IGA with Chicago Ridge School District 127 ½ but Attorney Stillman did not have any information at this time.

 

Director King commented that the Park District has received a couple of permit requests for use of the Tot Lot and commented that the Park District is under no liability in regard to the AED requirement since it is technically not Park District property.  Commissioner Lind asked if the Tot Lot should be taken off the permit requests, however, Director King informed the Board that he was advised that it was ok the way it was and that they are not under any liability.  Also, he has not been advised by the school district that they are closing it. 

 

Director King informed the Board that they will be receiving a letter from Attorney Stillman regarding the billboard and that this will be discussed at a later date.

 

Director:

Commissioner Pratl asked Director King to report on the lighting upgrade.  Director King reported that he has been in contact with John Grifford of BLI who will be at the next Committee Meeting to address any concerns the Board may have. 

 

Director King also complimented the staff for a great weekend with all the special events.  He commented, however, that the Lily Pad will be closed from Tuesday, July 21 through Monday, July 27 due to the Ridge Fest.  It will be open again on Tuesday, July 28. 

 

Director King reported that the retirement party for Helen and Pam was held on Wednesday evening, July 15.  It was not quite the turnout that was expected.  Commissioner Pratl commented that he had received a thank you note from both of them stating that they were very grateful for the party and the support of the Park District. 

 

The Board was given a handful of miscellaneous information for their review.  Commissioner Pratl brought attention to the letter from Lori Witt thanking the Park District for providing a great day at the park for the Chicago Ridge kids at the Salute.  The Board appreciated the note of thanks.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout complimented the staff on a job well done for the retirement party. 

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the new maintenance worker is fitting in nicely.  The staff is doing a good job “gelling” and did a great job with all that they had to do for the big weekend.  Everything is going well for the maintenance staff.

 

President Pratl informed the Board that he requested a dedication plaque be ordered for the Lily Pad. 

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind brought up tables and chairs for the Lily Pad.  Director King said they were set with that.  Commissioner Lind also asked if a security light was set up for the Lily Pad.  Commissioner Conrad commented that everything was pretty much lit up by the parking lot lights, but Director King said he would look into it. 

 

There was discussion regarding the US Open.  Director King shared with the Board some ideas for another tournament, possibly this year.  Comments were made as to the great success of the event.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business discussed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need for Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 7:34pm was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

All in favor, aye.  Motion Carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

______Rob Lind____________________

Rob Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 26th day of August, 2009.

 

_____Rob Lind_________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District