May 25, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:20

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

May 25, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad and Pratl

Also present:  Director King

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

President Pratl opened the floor for nominations.  Commissioner Lind made a motion to elect Rob Pratl as President.  Commissioner Egan seconded the motion. 

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Pratl

Motion Carried.

 

Commissioner Lind made a motion to elect Mary Crout as Vice President.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Crout

Motion Carried.

 

Commissioner Pratl made a motion to elect Rob Lind as Secretary/Treasurer.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion Carried.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of April 27, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, 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 May 11, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move item #5 on the Agenda to after item #6 Finance.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve the April/May cash disbursements in the amount of $36,416.32.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to again move item #5 on the Agenda to after item #8 Old Business.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl gave the floor to Commissioner Conrad for his report on the Southwest Co-Op annual picnic at Freedom Park.  Commissioner Conrad reported that there were 225 children in attendance and all had a great time.  Many thank you cards and letters have been received.

 

**President Pratl noted for the record that Chuck Tokar – Village Fest Committee Chairman entered the meeting at 8:09pm**

 

Commissioner Pratl asked how the children liked the new playground.  Commissioner Conrad said they loved it. 

 

Due to the weather, Steve Fantucci of Floors, Inc. did not come to the meeting; however, Commissioner Pratl encouraged all the Board members to be thinking about where to place the logo on the new floor.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King reported that the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Freedom playground will be Saturday, May 28th at 12:00.  Anyone in attendence will receive an American flag and a certificate for a free hot dog and pop at the Lily Pad. 

 

Lily Pad will be ready to open on the weekend as well, weather permitting.

 

The Board was given information from Mohawk Electric regarding new fans at Frontier for their review.  This will be done the week before the flooring project begins.

 

Director King also reported that the Tiny Tot prom was a great success with over 130 people in attendence. 

 

Another recent event was the Ring of Honor Wrestling.  Director King informed the Board that the owners of this company sold to a corporation that would like to do some filming at Frontier.  Negotiations are underway.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Recreation Supervisor Malito was not at the meeting; however, his report was given to the Board.

 

Commissioner Crout asked about the registrations for Day Camp.  Director King said they have approximately 50 children signed up.  More are anticipated by the end of the school year.

 

Commissioner Crout asked if the Tiny Tot evaluations were done.  Director King said Recreation Supervisor Malito is still working on them.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the new lawn mower is working out great, the signs are up at Ball Fore, and the staff is keeping up with the fields. 

 

Commissioner Conrad reported that there was an issue with some children cutting holes in the fence around the skate park.  Commissioner Conrad commented that he called the police but by the time they arrived, the children were gone.  Commissioner Pratl commented that they may need to add an additional camera on the concession building. 

 

Commissioner Pratl commented that the fields look good and asked Commissioner Conrad to let the staff know they are doing a great job.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Lind opened discussion regarding the logo at Frontier as well as the proposal from Mohawk.  The Commissioners each had a chance to look over the floor at Frontier for the placement of the logo and were in agreement as to the placement.  As to the proposal from Mohawk Electric, it was decided to pursue Option #3 which would include replacing the fans only. 

 

Director King showed the Board a plaque he received from the Muscular Dystrophy Association as a thank you to the Park District for their participation in the Hop-a-Thon.  Compliments were expresssed to Recreation Malito for putting this event together.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the combined Budget/Appropriation Ordinace for fiscal year ending 4/30/2012 as Ordinance #2011-03.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl appointed Commissioner Egan as Committee Chair for Special Projects.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl introduced Mr. Chuck Tokar, the Village Fest Committee Chairman.  President Pratl expressed his concern regarding the use of Freedom Park during the Ridge Fest event and informed Mr. Tokar that the Village will need to fence in the new playground area from set up to take down of the Fest.  Mr. Tokar commented that they will have police presence stationed next to the playground and was concerned about the cost of putting up a fence and also expressed doubt as to the efficiency of a fence to protect the park.  Commissioner Conrad responded to Mr. Tokar’s comments and stated that the Park District is requiring the Village to put up the fence.  After a few more comments and working out of the details, Mr. Tokar and President Pratl signed the Park Permit Request.  Mr. Tokar then exited the meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session

 

 

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 9:02pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind. 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  June , 2011.

 

_____Rob Lind___________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District