September 22, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 October 2010 10:45

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

September 22, 2010

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Conrad and Pratl.  Also present were Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito and 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 Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of August 25, 2010.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the mintues of the Regular Committee Meeting of the board of Commissioners dated September 8, 2010.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl informed Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito that they will wait until the Recreation Committee reports to hear his report.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve the August/September cash disbursements in the amount of $48,491.34.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout.

 

Roll Call:    

Ayes:              Commissioners Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None 

Motion Carried.

 

Commissioner Pratl referred to the Ridge Fest comparison chart for repairs to Freedom Park.  The park district will be looking for reimbursement from the Village of Chicago Ridge in the amount of $1,983.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that he had talked with Attorney Stillman and there are no pressing matters to address; however, he will talk to him about attending the October meeting to discuss the specs for the new Freedom playground renovation.   

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not present at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

Director:

Director King informed the Board that the decision was made to close the Lily Pad for the season.

 

Director King also reported that the leagues are in full swing at Frontier and that they have added breakfast items to the concession menu.

 

In regard to the anticipated bus purchase, Director King informed the Board that due to RAH enrollment being down, purchasing a new bus is not needed at this time and that when discussing a bus purchase in the future, they will need to consider getting a handicap assessable one.

 

The Board was given some options to review in regard to purchasing a new stove, refrigerator and vending machine at Freedom.  Director King commented that they would like to put some healthy food options in the vending machine.  Discussion ensued.  There was also discussion regarding the vending machine at Frontier.  More information will be presented at the next meeting.

 

Director King informed the Board that the new sign for the maintenance building is up, and reported on the work performed by the maintenance staff.  The Board discussed concerns regarding Ball Fore, i.e., leaky pond, replacing carpets.

 

The Board was informed that there will be an in-house sign posted for the sale of the surplus exercise equipment. 

 

Permit requests were submitted for review. 

 

Director King informed the Board that Dominic Malito was sent to Springfield to attend a meeting on obtaining Federal funds for an after school meal program.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the Ball Fore numbers.  Director King said they were low.  There was some discussion about increasing business there.  Director King commented that most facilities in the area are already closed for the season. 

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout asked Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito to report on the federal food program.  He gave the Board an overview of the program and stated that the snack program would work best for the Park District at this time.  Provided the paper work is completed, the anticipated start date for this program would be January, 2011.  After some discussion, President Pratl told Mr. Malito to continue pursuing this program.

 

Mr. Malito reported on the classes currently being offered as well as a new basketball special event being offered which is a local competition.  He also reported on getting the brochure on line as well as the winter line up of activities and classes.   Mr. Malito then exited the meeting.

 

Director King reported to the Board that several staff members will be attending training sessions covering various topics of parks & recreation maintenance and management.  He also commented that he would like to have a representative from Life Fitness come in January to give some tips/instructions at a free workout session at Frontier.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that he met with Director King and the staff and began plans to work on the fields at Menard & Oak.  He stated that they will be adding some sod at Menard but the majority of sodding will need to be done at Oak.  They will also be working on eliminating the water runoff problem by bringing the grass out further.    Commissioner Pratl asked if Sportsfields, Inc. will be called.  Director King said they were called but they had not set up an appointment yet.  He further stated that the maintenance staff will go ahead and begin the work on the fields. 

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move NEW BUSINESS before Special Projects.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Partl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve an ordinance authorizing the sale, conveyance or disposal of surplus personal property owned by the Park District as Ordinance #2010-11.  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.

 

Special Projects: 

President Pratl opened discussion regarding the new playground at Freedom Park.  He encouraged the Board to contact Director King with their suggestions and preferences so that a new rendering could be drawn.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 9:07pm 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 27th day of October, 2010.

 

______Rob Lind_____________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District