August 12, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2009 08:01

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

August 12, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioners Hovel and Lind were absent with notice.  Also present were Director King and John Griffard of Budget Lighting, Inc.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl turned the floor over to John Griffard of Budget Lighting, Inc. to report on the proposed lighting upgrade.  The proposal included a comparison breakdown of the existing lighting and the proposed lighting as well as the potential cost savings.  Commissioner Pratl asked if prevailing wage was used for calculating the labor cost.  Mr. Grifford affirmed that it was and further explained the total project cost as well as the expected rebate.  Commissioner Conrad asked if the expected rebate was a sure thing.  Mr. Griffard commented that while it is not guaranteed, he knows that the money is available and he has never had a problem with receiving rebates.  Another issue raised was the total cost of the project.  Mr. Griffard was informed that if the total cost exceeded $20,000 the Park District would need to go out to bid on this project.  Mr. Griffard explained the scope of work to be done.  Director King brought up a concern expressed by one of the Board commissioners about breakage and the possibility of the lamps turning askew and swinging.  Mr. Griffard assured the Board that with their installation, this would not happen.  He then showed the Board the T5 lighting fixture that would be used. 

 

Director King asked Mr. Griffard if he had questions for the Board.  He did not.  Commissioner Crout asked what kind of time it will take to complete once the materials are delivered.  Mr. Griffard replied that it will take approximately two weeks.  Commissioner Pratl asked how the facility will be able to function during this time as it is a busy time of year for the facility.  Mr. Griffard said they work during the day and that it will not interfere with the activities in the facility.

 

Commissioner Pratl thanked Mr. Griffard for his presentation.  Mr. Griffard then exited the meeting.

 

At this time, the Board took a 5 minute break.  President Pratl reconvened the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners, August 12, 2009 at 7:59pm.

 

 

 

ROLL CALL: 

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

Also present was Director King.

 

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Crout reported that she plans to meet with Director King the following week to discuss the applications for the Recreation Supervisor position.

 

She asked about the fall brochure.  Director King said they were working on it

and hopes to finish it by next week. 

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the Tiny Tot numbers.  Director King reported that they have 23 children signed up in the 3 - 4 year old class and 12 children in the 4 - 5 year old class.  If need be, they can open up an additional class in January. 

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is getting ready for the fall season.  They have retiled the bathroom floors at Lombard.  He also reported that the new floor scrubber is working out well and the floors at Freedom look good.  Director King commented that the staff has also done some painting there.  They are now working at Frontier retiling the bathroom floors.  After this is done, they will go back to Freedom to look into retiling the upstairs classroom. 

 

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is working on getting the fields greened up. 

 

Director King reported that they are working on getting the sign put up at the Lily Pad. 

Director King reported on some issues with the concession building’s vents and said they are working on correcting it.  He also said they are withholding some final payouts until these issues are taken care of. 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Hovel was not at the meeting.  No report was given.  Commissioner Pratl asked about the audit.  Director King reported that it would begin the following day.  He reported that we are prepared.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

OLD BUSINESS

President Pratl stated for the record that a phone poll was taken on June 26, 2009, whereby approval was given by the Board of Commissioners to hire two part-time managers and one full-time maintenance worker.

 

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business at this time.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad at 8:14pm.  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