September 23, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 12:14

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

September 23, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:04pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Conrad and Pratl.    Commissioner  Hovel was absent with notice.  Also present were Director King, Attorney Stillman and Maintenance Foreman Andrew Laxton.

 

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 Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated August 26, 2009.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated September 9, 2009 with the following correction:  Roll Call:  …Commissioner Lind was absent, en route…    Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, 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

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the August/September cash disbursements in the amount of $158,362.34.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None                              Motion Carried.

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl had nothing to report at this time. 

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman reported that there was an amendment to the IGA’s that had previously been signed by the Chicago Ridge School District 127-1/2. He commented that upon agreement by the Board of Commissioners to support the IGA’s as amended, he would forward the amended IGA’s to the school’s attorney who would then forward it to the School Board for their signature.  Once the school district signs off, they will forward it to the Chicago Ridge Park District for their signature.  The Board agreed.

 

Director King made reference to the letter received from John Vann of LandTech regarding some issues with the Lily Pad/concession building.   After some discussion, Attorney Stillman said he would look into it. 

 

Director:

In regard to the Director’s report, President Pratl commented that he received his brochure and it looked good. There was some discussion on the classes offered.

 

President Pratl also commented that Ball Fore is still looking good.  Director King commented that they had good revenue for concession during the car show.

 

Director King commented that the wrestling event went well with approximately 800 people in attendance; and that making the pizzas in house also went very well.  He also commented that if weather permits, they may prepare the pizzas in house for the December event as well.  He further stated that the oven at Frontier was not working and may need to be upgraded.

 

President Pratl called attention to several news articles, giving publicity to Ball Fore as well as the Ring of Honor wrestling event.

 

The Board was given updated numbers of children attending the RAH program from the Kolb and Simmons schools.  Director King commented that it was not practical to use the bus, bus driver and counselor for a scheduled pick up at Kolb for one child in the morning or for Simmons in either the morning or afternoon for 1-2 children.  He also commented that picking children up at the Simmons school is causing them to be late for pick up at the Ridge Lawn School.  President Pratl commented that although he would like to be able to accommodate them, he agreed that it was not feasible to continue picking up at these schools.  Director King recommended giving the parents a two-week notice to make other transportation arrangements.  The Board agreed to suspend transportation to the Kolb and Simmons schools in the morning and suspend transportation from the Simmons school in the afternoon.

 

In regard to the lighting upgrade, the Board was given bid information to review.  There was a question as to whether the bid specs should include provision for applying for the rebate.  Attorney Stillman said it would not necessarily be part of the specs, but that he would look into it.   Approval of the bid specs will be post- poned until the next Committee Board Meeting.

 

Commissioner Lind reported on the field work project.  The Board was given a proposal from Sportsfields, Inc. 

 

The Board was given copies of the latest TruGreen bills with their compliments on the condition of the parks.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout asked Director King if he had contacted anyone for the Recreation Supervisor’s position.  He said he had and he would discuss this with her after the meeting.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the next project is the landscaping in front of Frontier and Freedom.  The Board was given a proposal for this work from Kamphuis Landscaping, Inc.  Commissioner Conrad recommended going with the proposal.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the gutters.  Commissioner Conrad said they were working on a solution.  Discussion followed.

 

Maintenance Foreman Andrew Laxton had two different samples of the new mat to be ordered.  After some discussion, the Board agreed to think about it before approving the order.

 

Director King encouraged the Board to view the new cubicles that were installed in the closet for the children’s belongings. He also commented that the parking lot has been striped. After this, Maintenance Foreman Andrew Laxton exited the meeting.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind had nothing to report at this time. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve improvements to the pee wee and little league infields in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call
Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None                                      Motion Carried

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the landscape proposal from Kamphuis Landscaping, Inc. for Freedom Activity Center in an amount not to exceed $5,315.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the landscape proposal from Kamphuis Landscaping, Inc. for Frontier Park Fieldhouse for an amount not to exceed $4,100.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to accept the resignation of James Wayne Hovel as Chicago Ridge Park District Board Commissioner.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

President Pratl stated for the record that Commissioner Lind will be the Treasurer and head of the Finance Committee.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 8:43pm was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

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 28th day of October 2009.

 

 

_____Rob Lind_________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District