August 10, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:25


Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners


August 10, 2011



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



The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Pratl. Commissioner Lind absent with notice en route; Commissioner Egan absent with notice. Also present: Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito and Director King.



Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.



There was no one to address the Board. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Crout asked about the Day Camp talent show and gave the floor to Recreation Supervisor Malito for his report. 


Supervisor’s Report

Recreation Supervisor Malito said they had a Disney theme; it went well and everyone had a good time.  Commissioner Pratl also complimented the Day Camp counselors on their program.   As a side note, Recreation Supervisor Malito commented that the older children lost interest in the Lily Pad and suggested they think about doing something different with that age group for next year’s program.


The RAH program begins on Monday, August 8th.


Senior Lunch was Tuesday, August 9th.  Food was catered by Jack and Pat’s.  Senior’s received an assortment of gifts and raffle prizes.  Everyone had a good time.


Fall Brochure went out to residents. 


The Commissioner’s Classic Miniature Golf Tournament was cancelled due to the weather.  Since there was low registration for this event, it was not rescheduled.  Flyers were sent out for the next event which will be the Illinois Open on Saturday, August 27th.


Recreation Supervisor Malito reported that he has a meeting with a representative from ValPak to see if he can get an advertising/coupon in the next mailer for Ball Fore. He is still working on the Groupon advertising as well.  Discussion ensued.  Everyone agreed that more marketing is needed.


Recreation Supervisor Malito then exited the meeting. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad commented that the staff has begun repairing Freedom Park from the damage caused by the Ridge Fest.  There are some issues regarding the Fest that will need to be discussed for next year.  Director King informed the Board of his conversation with Chuck Tokar regarding the work that needs to be done to the park.  He will have more to report after the walk-through next week.


Director King reported on the issues with the new floor at Frontier.  These issues will be taken care of next week.


Director King informed the Board that the maintenance staff did the striping of the parking lot at Star Construction.  The owner of Star Construction called to say thank you.



Chair Report

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  The Board reviewed the revenue reports from Ball Fore and Lily Pad. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Egan was not at the meeting.  Commissioner Conrad reported on the proposed signs for Freedom Park providing the Board with sample pictures.  He stated that he is expecting a couple more designs which he will have for the next meeting.  Commissioner Pratl suggested completing this project next spring.


Commissioner Pratl asked about the fence at Freedom.  Director King said he will talk to Chuck Tokar about that at the walk-through.


Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding an outdoor fitness area at Lombard.  Director King said he will have more information on this at the next meeting.  Discussion ensued.


Director King informed the Board that more cameras are being installed at Frontier and is looking into more cameras at Freedom.


The Ring of Honor event is August 13th.  Director King reported on the preparations for this event.


In regard to the development of a “Safety Village”, Commissioner Pratl commented that they were leaning toward an outdoor fitness area instead.  Commissioner Pratl aslo encouraged the Board to be thinking about ideas for the playground they will be renovating next spring.


Director King encouraged the Board to let him know what days they will be attending the NRPA Conference.   



There was no old business to discuss.



There was no new business to discuss.



There was no need to enter into Executive Session.



President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:58pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.




_______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