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Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

December 28, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioner Lind was absent.

Also present: Director King, and Recreation Supervisor Malito.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move item #5 on the Agenda before Item #4.  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.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl congratulated the winners of the Holiday House Decorating contest who were present at the meeting.  Winners were: 1st place - Kasper family, 2nd place – Stienz Family; 3rd place – Tomczyk family.  The 1st place and 2nd place winners were present.  The winners were given their award and pictures were taken.  Congratulations were given by the Board.  The families then exited the meeting.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Public Hearing minutes dated 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

Motions Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Combined Committee/Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of November 9, 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 to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated November 30, 2011.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated December 14, 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.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the cash disbursements for November/December in the amount of $868,811.73.  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.

 

Director King commented that the amount was high because of the bond payments that were made.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that he has been talking with Director King regarding the playground renovation stating that they are looking at several renderings and will be looking at some equipment at the IAPD Conference in January before finalizing the plans.  Director King also said he met with a representative from Grounds ‘N Play who was out to look at the playground and the empty lot behind the Lombard building.  He should have something for the next meeting from them.  He also met with Glenn Thorstenson from Howard L. White & Associates and showed the Board some preliminary drawings.  Discussion ensued.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King commented that the Levy was filed.

 

The scoreboard was repaired and no games were cancelled.  He will have some prices at next meeting for new scoreboards.

 

The Fest Permit Addendum has been dropped off at the Village for the Fest Chairman.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout expressed holiday wishes to the staff and Board and commented that she is looking forward to good things in 2012.  She then gave the floor to Recreation Supervisor Malito for his report. 

 

Recreation Supervisor reported on the Breakfast with Santa event stating that they could have accommodated a few more people.  Commissioner Pratl stated that it was organized very well and agreed that they will increase the number of registrations available for next year.  Director King said that they will possibly tie in some additional events to high light the tree lighting event.  Commissioner Pratl apologized for missing the cookie decorating event but really enjoyed the Gingerbread House making.  He complimented the staff on a job well done.  Commissioner Conrad complimented Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito on leading his staff and for a job well done.

 

Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the instructional basketball league.  They have a two-week break for the holidays and will resume on January 7th.  He stated that he would like to give out awards and asked the Board for suggestions.

Evaluations will be given to the parents after the final week’s game. 

 

Upcoming events are Dodgeball Tournament, Texting Competition and Guitar Hero Competition.  Recreation Supervisor Malito then exited the meeting.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the staff continues to maintain the buildings and grounds.  The signs have been fixed.  The heating units have been fixed.  Director King stated that they need discuss what they want to do with them in the future as they will eventually need to be replaced.

 

Commissioner Conrad also said they will eventually need to renovate the gym at Freedom.  Director King commented that the maintenance staff will be fixing the drywall in the exercise room when the children return to school after their winter break.  He commented that the floor in the upstairs needs repair also.

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time; however, the Board continued discussing playground equipment.  Commissioner Pratl commented that he would like Director King to schedule a conference call with NuToys.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl extended New Year’s wishes to the Board, the Director and staff.  He also congratulated them on a good year.  Commissioner Conrad also congratulated Director King on a job well done.  Director King thanked the Board for all their involvement in running a great Park District which included the Freedom Park playground renovation, the new floor at Frontier, being fiscally responsible and generally offering a great line-up of programs for the residents of Chicago Ridge.  He is looking forward to the new year. 

 

A motion to adjourn at 7:49pm was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

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 25th day of January, 2012.

 

__________Rob Lind_______________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District