December 8, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 09:11

Combined Committee/Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

November 10, 2010

 

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 were Director King, Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito, Attorney Matt Byrne and Dave Phillips from Speer Financial.

 

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 October 27, 2010.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

Director King introduced Dave Phillips from Speer Financial to the Board.  Mr. Phillips informed the Board as to the sale of the General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds.  He recommended to the Board to accept the low bid as was presented.  The Board did not have any questions for Mr. Phillips.  He then exited the meeting.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve the October/November cash disbursements in the amount of $41,626.84.  Motion was 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 determination of amount to be levied in the amount of $2,039,944.  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 adopt the annual financial report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2010.  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.

 

REPORTS:

President     

Commissioner Pratl had no report at this time but commented that he saw that the work on the billboard at Ball Fore had begun.  

 

Attorney

Attorney Matt Byrne had nothing to report at this time.

 

Director

The Board was given the Director’s report.  The Board was also given a copy of the new winter brochure.  Mr. Malito commented that they will be going in the mail this week.

 

Director King reported that there were 69 people signed up for the Senior’s Luncheon and commented that Commissioner Conrad was also there. They had a good meal, received a small beverage cooler as well as a gift bag and gift certificate for their next event.

 

Director King reported that the final changes are being made to the plans for the playground renovation.

 

The Board was given a time-line from Clear Channel regarding the removal of the existing billboard and the setting of the new digital sign at Ball Fore.

 

Director King informed the Board that he is still working with Call One for discounted phone rates.

 

Director King informed the Board that he met with representatives from the Chicago Ridge School District, Library and Village to discuss a possible grant for health/wellness programs.  More information on this will be given at the next meeting.

 

The Department of Elections used Frontier Fitness Center this year for the elections.  Director King commented that the Fitness Center was shut down for a day and a half.

 

Director King reported that all the leagues are set at Frontier Fieldhouse.  Schedule conflicts are being worked out.  Times were changed to accommodate more volleyball games.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout asked Mr. Malito about the Dribble, Dish & Swish event.  Mr. Malito reported that there were 8 kids.  He also reported that they will have this event again with the Turkey Shoot on November 17th.  Flyers will be sent to the schools.  He reported that they currently have 21 families/42 children signed up for this event. 

 

Mr. Malito also reported that he and Dana Ahern will be giving a presentation at Ridge Central for parents’ night on November 16.  Programs, classes and events will be promoted.

 

There was CPR/AED training for staff on November 9.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the web site.  Mr. Malito reported that the web site was good.  He hopes to have the new brochure available on line by the next week.  Mr. Malito then exited the meeting.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that Ball Fore is closed for the season and that the staff is continuing in their regular duties for the park district and are gearing up for the winter season.

 

Director King commented that the staff has done a good job with the recent special events.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind opened discussion regarding the renovation of Freedom Park.  Director King reviewed the recent changes with the Board.  Director King encouraged the Board to let him know in the next day or two if they have any other changes/suggestions.

 

Commissioner Lind opened discussion regarding the floor at Frontier.  Director King commented that this will have to wait until next year, when leagues are done.  Items to consider at that time will be budget and what type of flooring is best.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to authorize Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. to prepare bid specs for the Freedom Playground Renovation.  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 accept the low bid for the General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds of 2.25% from the First Trust Portfolios L.P., Wheaton, Illinois.  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 adopt the General Obligation Tax Park Bonds, Series 2010 as Ordinance #2010-12.  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.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn at 8:07pm 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 22nd day of December,  2010.

 

____Rob Lind___________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District