October 12, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 October 2011 10:36

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

October 12, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:02 pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Crout commented that she received her ValPak coupon in the mail and that it looked good. She then asked Recreation Supervisor Malito for his report.

 

Supervisor’s Report

Recreation Supervisor Malito reported that they sold 250 Groupon certificates 47 of which have been redeemed with an additional $69.50 spent by patrons.

 

Commissioner Crout commented that the lineup of new classes looks good.  Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on his plans for the new classes for fall. 

 

Halloween at the park will be taking place Saturday, October 22nd at Freedom Activity Center and the Ball Fore Spook-Tacular takes place Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30.

 

Recreation Supervisor Malito reported that he will have a preliminary draft of the fall brochure for the next meeting.  The projected distribution date for the brochure is the 2nd week of November.

 

Recreation Supervisor Malito then exited the meeting.

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is working on setting up Ball Fore for the Spook-Tacular, working on the parks and buildings and fixed the planter box at Menard.  Commissioner Pratl said they were still practicing on the field at Menard and it still looks great.  He also stated that the will have the Fest Committee Chairman at the November Committee meeting to discuss the issues with the park due to Ridge Fest.

 

Director King commented that the staff also added wood chips to the playgrounds at Menard which improved the appearance and safety.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

President Pratl stated that he will be calling for motions regarding financial matters under New Business.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time; however, the Board was given preliminary renderings of the new playground at Lombard for their review.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Conrad reported that he has been working on the plans for Oktoberfest, getting bids for a carnival and entertainment, etc.

 

Director King asked if anyone attended the Fest meeting.  Commissioner Conrad said he did attend and commented that the Fest Committee Chairman, Chuck Tokar, was concerned with Freedom Park and wants it to be taken care of. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

President Pratl called for a motion to hold a BINA hearing on October 26, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion, based on recommendation by Speer Financial, Inc. to accept Option #4 of the Debt Restructuring Options for Installment Contract (Limited Tax) Refunding Certificates, Series 2003 and Capital Appreciation Installment Contract Certificates, Series 1999.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout, and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt ordinance #2011-06 Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Park Bonds, Series 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan at 8:23pm.  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 26th day of October, 2011.

 

____Rob Lind _______________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District