July 27, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:23

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

July 27, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Pratl was absent with notice.

Also present:  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 June 22, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Crout

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind, Conrad

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated July 13, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Egan, Conrad, Crout

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve the June/July cash disbursements in the amount of $204,401.46.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.
 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl was not at the meeting.

 

Attorney:

The Attorney was not at the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King reported that the Ridge Fest is scheduled for the following week.  He had a walk through with Chuck Tokar and Jack Lind.  There were a couple of issues which will be addressed after the Fest.

 

Ball Fore has been slow due to the hot weather; however, Lily Pad is doing well.  Commissioner Crout asked if the capacity study was done.  Director King stated that Recreation Supervisor Malito is working on it.

 

Director King presented a new Ring of Honor contract which was prepared by the Attorney.  

 

In regard to maintenance, Director King commented that the staff is doing a good job keeping up with watering the fields.  They have also been in contact with Star Contractors to set up a time to stripe their parking lot.

 

The Board was given some information regarding Safety Villages for their review.  More information will be forthcoming.

 

The Board was given a preliminary copy of the fall brochure and encouraged to contact Recreation Supervisor Malito with any changes/corrections.  Director King informed them that the new hardship policy has been included as well as the new start time for RAH.

 

Director King informed the Board that the Senior lunch is scheduled for August 9, the NRPA Conference is coming up in November and encouraged the Board to let him know if they plan to attend, and the Park District donated 2 six-month fitness passes to the library for their ice-cream social.

 

Commissioner Egan commented that he received many complimentary comments regarding the give-a-way bags at the Salute to Ridge Kids event.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout asked about the Commissioner’s Classic event at Ball Fore.  Director King said it was cancelled due to the weather. 

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the air conditioner was out at Lombard and was hoping to have a new one installed within a few days.  Director King informed the board that Freedom’s air conditioner also went down.  They are working with Arnold Heating & Air Conditioning to resolve the issue.

Commissioner Lind commented that the fields looked great for the CRAA sectionals and thanked the staff on behalf of the CRAA for their work on the fields and for the bleachers that were put out for their use.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan commented that he will be checking out area safety villages and will have more to report at the next meeting. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Vice President Crout called for a motion to move the discussion of staff wage increases to Executive Session.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Egan, Conrad, Crout

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Vice President Crout called for a motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:42pm for the discussion of staff wage increases, the employment of specific employee(s), discussion of imminent/pending litigation and the semi-annual review of executive session minutes.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Egan, Conrad, Crout

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

OPEN SESSION

Vice President Crout called the Board back into open session at 8:45pm.  Everyone was present.  Vice President Crout called for a motion to approve staff wage increases as discussed.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Egan, Conrad, Crout

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

ADJOURN

Vice President Crout called for a motion to adjourn at 8:45pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Egan. 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 August, 2011.

 

______Rob Lind__________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District