February 24, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 12:35

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

February 24, 2010

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind – absent, en route with notice, Conrad and Pratl.   Also present were Director King and Attorney Stillman.

 

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 Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of January 27, 2010.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated February 10, 2010.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

Director King introduced Ken and Jason Faulkinham, the administrators of the Intergovernmental Utilities Purchasing Cooperative.  Director King proceeded to introduce the Board members to them.  Mr. Faulkinham explained to the Board what the cooperative is all about.  He then proceeded to inform the Board what the Park District could save on their utilitiy bills.  The Board thanked them for their presentation and they exited the meeting.

 

The Board discussed the prospect of joining the IUPC.   Director King stated that Attorney Stillman has looked over the Agreement as well as the contracts.  Attorney Stillman commented that he had no objection other than the 6-month opt out term; however, he did comment that it was “pretty standard”.  Commissioner Pratl commented that he was comfortable with the list of park districts currently being served.  Director King also stated that these park districts were contacted and everyone had a favorable report on the IUPC and the savings they were enjoying.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl commented that Director King is looking into two of the paid bills for Ball Fore which were in question.  President Pratl then called for a motion to approve the January/February cash disbursements in the amount of $27,735.55.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

 

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None 

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Ordinance #2010-03, an Ordinance abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2009 to pay debt service on General Obligation Park Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2006 of the Chicago Ridge Park District, Cook County, Illinois.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl informed the Board that he has been in touch with Director King on a daily basis in anticipation of the upcoming season for the Park District; namely, the opening of Ball Fore. 

 

President Pratl also complimented the staff on the good job they did for the Daddy/Daughter Date Night event given the amount of participants.  He also commented that Jack and Pat’s did a good job and that he heard favorable comments from everyone regarding the evening.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman had nothing to report at this time.

 

Director:

Director King commented that they are working on the spring/summer brochure and the Board will be receiving a preliminary copy shortly.  He also commented that he will be in contact with them before the next meeting to discuss a few things that will need to be included in the brochure.

 

Director King informed the Board that the park district has been chosen to host the ProMiniGolf Association’s Illinois Open this year.  He commented that there will not be the sponsor money that was available last year and they will need to talk about prize money. He also stated that he is planning a few other mini-golf events as well.  More information to come. 

 

Director King also commented on the great job Jody Murphy and the rest of the staff did on decorating and planning the Daddy/Daughter event.  He was also pleased with the service from Jack and Pat’s.  The new set up proved to be very efficient and everything ran smoothly.  Everyone had a good time.

 

Freedom Center has HVAC issues which are being worked on by Arnold Heating & Air-Conditioning.  Director King informed the Board that the maintenance staff has been maintaining the buildings and also that there have been a lot of rentals that the staff is keeping up with.

 

Director King informed the Board that the maintenance staff put the plastic back up at Frontier because of leaking.  They also replaced the plastic hose.  In regard to the ceiling tiles at Freedom, they are monitoring the activities to eliminate the balls hitting the ceiling and breaking the tiles.

 

The Board was given a blurb for a new softball league which will be in the newspaper.

 

Director King showed the Board the appreciation award received from the Cub Scouts. 

 

The Board was also given a permit request from Richards High School.  Director King reminded them that they will need to discuss the permit requests from the Village of Chicago Ridge.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout added her praise for the Daddy/Daughter Date Night event commenting that she has heard many great comments from people about the smoothness of the event, decorations, and staff.  Director King commented that there were approximately 35 non-resident families in attendance.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the staff is working on the heating units.  Commissioner Pratl mentioned that it would be wise to budget for an additional unit for next year as it will most likely be needed.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  Commissioner Conrad commented that he has been in contact with the picnic table company and they are doing some drawings of a frog table for the Lily Pad.  He should have these drawings in a few days.  He also stated that they will be available approximately 2-3 weeks

after ordering. 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl opened discussion on the permit request for the Ridge Fest in regard to the Village’s donation for the use of the park.  President Pratl suggested a $5,000 flat fee for this year. His suggestion in regard to the permit request for the Music in the Park event was to charge a $2,000 flat fee stating that the park district would be affected 3 days for this one day event.  The Board agreed; however, the permits will not be signed until Attorney Stillman amends the addendum to the Ridge Fest event to reflect the donation amount and more detailed information is available for the Music in the Park event in an addendum from the Village.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

After further discussion of  the proposal to joing the IUPC, President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the First Amended and Restated Intergovernmental Utilities Purchase Cooperative Agreement as Resolution #2010-04.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need for Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 8:15pm was made by Commissioner Crout 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 24th day of March, 2010.

 

 

____Rob Lind__________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District