October 26, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:37

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

October 26, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:05pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Egan was absent.

Also present: Attorney Stillman, Director King, and Recreation Supervisor Malito.

 

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 September 28, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated October 12, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

**Commissioner Egan entered the meeting at 8:07pm**

 

There was no payment of bills to be approved.

 

The Board was given a projected breakdown of expenses related to the repair of Freedom Park after the Ridge Fest with the comparison of expenses for 2010 & 2009 for their review.  Commissioner Pratl commented that he will invite Fest Chairman, Chuck Tokar, to the November meeting to discuss next year’s Fest permit.  Commissioner Pratl encouraged the Board to be thinking about what changes they want to make to the permit addendum.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl had nothing to report at this time.  He congratulated Director King on securing the 2012 PMGA U.S. Open at Ball Fore.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman had nothing to report at this time.

 

Director:

Director King encouraged the Board to be thinking about plans for the new playground as well as the area behind the Lombard building.  The Board was given some pictures from NuToys to consider. 

 

Director King reported that leagues at Frontier are set.

 

In regard to the maintenance staff, Director King reported that they are keeping up with the buildings, outside work as well as decorating Ball Fore for the Halloween Spook-tacular event.

 

Director King informed the Board that the Fitness Center security system was upgraded to be compatible with the new computers.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout gave the floor to Recreation Supervisor Malito for his report. 

 

Recreation Supervisor reported on the Halloween at the Park event that was held on Saturday, October 22nd.

 

He also reported that they currently have 14 signed up for the instructional basketball league.

 

The winter brochure was turned in to B. Allan for a preliminary copy.  Final copy is anticipated to be out by the 2nd week of November.  Director King commented that their idea to have a Groupon ad for the fitness center will not work due to the amount of the discount Groupon requires.  Director King said they will be offering a 20% discount in the brochure instead which would benefit residents.

 

Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the Halloween House Decorating contest.  Four houses were registered.  Winners will be invited to the next meeting to receive their award.

 

The fire safety presentation was given by the American Red Cross to the RAH children covering basic fire safety steps and precautions.

After his report, Recreation Supervisor Malito exited the meeting.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the staff has been doing some training for PDRMA and continues to maintain the buildings and grounds.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. to intervene on behalf of the Chicago Ridge Park District in the commercial property tax appeal of Sears #1840 – Chicago Ridge as Resolution #2011-07.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Resolution #2011-08 concerning the public hearing required to be held pursuant to the Bond Issue Notification Act of the State of Illinois prior to the sale of general obligation park bonds (alternate revenue source), Series 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to appoint Commissioner Crout and Commissioner Conrad as delegates to the annual business meeting of the Illinois Association of Park Districts.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, 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 at 8:26pm was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

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 9th day of November, 2011.

 

_____Rob Lind____________________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District