August 25, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 October 2010 10:09

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

August 25, 2010

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Conrad and Pratl.  Commissioner  Lind was absent with notice, en route.  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 Combined Committee/Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of August 11, 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

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

In the absence of Commissioner Lind, President Pratl called for a motion to approve the July/August cash disbursements in the amount of $98,784.54.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout seconded by Commissioner Conrad

 

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None 

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl informed the Board that he had been in contact with Attorney Matt Byrne in regard to the tax appeal of the Chicago Ridge Nursing and Rehab.  The Board was given correspondence from Attorney Byrne.

 

The Board was also given correspondence from Attorney Darryl Davidson regarding the Village of Chicago Ridge TIF project.

 

Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding the proposed renovations to Freedom Park.  The Board was shown some examples provided by NuToys and given proposals to review.

 

Commissioner Pratl commented on how clean the Ball Fore facility was on his recent visit.  Commissioner Conrad also commented on how good it is looking.  Director King commented that they may need to replace the carpets next spring.  Commissioner Pratl also suggested getting Major League cups to sell in the concession.

 

Director King informed the Board that the pressure washer is down and in need of repairs.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not present at the meeting.  No report was given; however, President Pratl asked the Board for their input on the request from District 218 to obtain an appraisal to support the current assessed valuation of the Chicago Ridge Nursing and Rehab as indicated in the correspondence from Attorney Matt Byrne.  The board agreed to help in the cost of the appraisal.

 

Director:

Director King informed the Board that the two classes for Tiny Tots were combined due to the low enrollment.  There is room for 16 more children.  Open house is next Tuesday. 

 

He reported that Maintenance was working on the floors at Freedom as well as doing some painting and having the carpets cleaned.  He also reported on the RAH enrollment. 

 

Fall hours for Ball Fore and Lily Pad will begin with the start of the school year.  Ball Fore will be open through the end of October.  Lily Pad will remain open weather permitting through September.

 

In regard to the in-house job postings, Director King informed the Board that two people signed up for the Recreation Supervisor position, but no one signed up for the bus driver/maintenance position – this will be placed in Sunday’s paper. 

 

Director King said he was “cautiously optimistic” that they will have enough people signed up for the Illinois Open.  To date, there are 6 people signed up with potentially 3-4 more participants.  He also informed the Board that they will be changing the billboard sign after the Open.

 

Director King commented that the maintenance staff is keeping up with the cleaning of the buildings and maintaining the parks.

Director King also reported to the Board that the fall brochure is being worked on, the bus has been brought in for repair, and the leak at Freedom is back and being worked on by the Public Works Department.  Also, a new freezer was purchased for Frontier and the truck was taken in for repairs.

 

Director King informed the Board that they will need to discuss the language barrier between the children attending RAH and the counselors at the next meeting as it is an issue with the children not understanding English.

 

The Board was given revenue reports for Ball Fore and Lily Pad.

 

Director King reported that the auditors began the audit this week and it is going well.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the status of the Clear Channel issue.  Director King said they need to get back to us with their plans.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout asked about leagues at Frontier.  Director King reported that Our Lady of the Ridge girls’ basketball began their leagues this week.

 

Commissioner Pratl informed the Board that he had been talking with Dominic Malito regarding a basketball class and football class, possibly on Saturdays.

 

Commissioner Conrad brought up the idea of possibly having a Christmas party this year for the district.  Director King suggested possibly having “breakfast with Santa”.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad requested that the maintenance staff install digital thermostats.  He also reported to the Board that the stove at Freedom needs to be replaced.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  No report was given.  Commissioner Pratl encouraged the Board to get their ideas together for the renovations to Freedom Park.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session at 9:02pm. to discuss the employment of specific employee(s) and for the discussion of imminent/pending litigation.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

OPEN SESSION:

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 9:13pm. 

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

 

ACTION TAKEN ON EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS:

President Pratl called for a motion to offer the Recreation Supervisor position to Dominic Malito for the salary amount that was discussed in Executive Session to be reviewed after 90 days.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 9:14pm was made by Commissioner Conrad 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 22nd day of September,    2010.

 

 

____Rob Lind________________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District