December 23, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 January 2010 10:20

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

December 23, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Conrad and Pratl.    .  Also present was Director King.

 

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 Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated November 11, 2009.  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 called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Combined Committee/Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated November 11, 2009.  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 minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated December 9, 2009.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Crout

Motion carried.

 

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no public/staff wishing to address the Board.

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the November/December 2009 cash disbursements in the amount of $407,180.89.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None 

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl reviewed the many things the Park District had accomplished over the year citing the opening of the Lily Pad, the USPMGA Open at Ball Fore as well as the many programs for the children and the new T-ball league. 

 

He also informed the Board that he had talked with the Village Fest Chairman who is interested in having concerts in the park.  Commissioner Pratl asked him to have something in writing to present at the next meeting in January.

 

He thanked everyone for the work they put into this year.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King commented that winners of the Holiday House Decorating Contest arrived prior to the meeting and were given their awards.

 

Director King also commented that the Park District received a refund of their deposit from ComEd which was paid upon the opening of Ball Fore.

 

The holiday events went well; the dinner and a movie event was well attended.  He also reported that although the attendance was down, they went with the magic show.

 

In regard to the daddy/daughter date night coming up, Commissioner Pratl suggested getting quotes from 3 different caterers.  Everyone agreed.

 

In regard to the concession building at Lily Pad, Director King informed the Board that the contractor repaired the drain and that they are going to increase the exhaust cfms and change the flex duct for the exhaust for optimal performance.

 

Director King reported that the levy ordinance had been sealed and filed, October financial statements were given to the board for their review and the Kid’s Page on the web site was doing well. 

The Board was given updated RAH numbers from the Kolb school.  Due to the low numbers, the Park District will not be able to continue the transportation service to and from this school for the RAH program after the 1st of the year.  Commissioner Crout commented that the Oak Lawn Park District is putting together an after school program that would include all District 122 schools and suggested letting the parents know that this program will be available to them.  Director King asked for some written information on this.  Commissioner Crout said she would get it for him.

 

Director King also reported that in September, the attendance for our RAH program was about 80+ children.  The latest records show that number has dropped to 45-50 children.  He also commented that they did not have full day RAH as only 2 children signed up for the first two days of the holiday break.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout had nothing to report at this time.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that they had a very good year. 

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind asked about the plans for Daddy/Daughter Date Night event.  Director King commented that they are working on getting the DJ as well as the give-away gifts, etc. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need for Executive Session.

 

President Pratl thanked the staff and wished them a safe and happy holiday season.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 7:18pm 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 27th day of January 2010.

 

 

_____Rob Lind_________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District