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Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:28

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

March 28, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Egan – absent with notice, Conrad and Pratl. 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 dated February 22, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, 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 March 14, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

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 cash disbursements for February/March in the amount of $56,898.52.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that they are still moving forward with playground renovation plans.  As of this date, 5 contractors have picked up bid specs and he is hoping they will be looking at good competitive prices.  They will be opening bids next week.

 

Commissioner Pratl also addressed the issue of getting signs at the parks.  Commissioner Conrad commented that he is expecting an e-mail from the company regarding the signs.  Commissioner Pratl stated that he would like to have color drawings by the next meeting.  There was some discussion regarding the wording and logo on the signs. 

 

**Note – Attorney Stillman entered the meeting at 7:09pm**

 

Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding the damage from last year’s Ridge Fest.  He suggested going ahead and getting it sodded as it needs to get taken care of as soon as possible.  Director King agreed stating that people are starting to use the fields now.  Director King said he will get some pricing for the next meeting.  In regard to this year’s Fest permit, Commissioner Pratl commented that he has not heard from the Village about this and will contact the Fest Chairman to have him come out to address the Board.  There was discussion regarding revising the permit addendum to cover the cost of repairs.

 

Commissioner Pratl complimented Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito and Staff Jeff Biskey on the success of the instructional basketball league.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman reported that the bid notice for the Lombard playground renovation was prepared and in the Southtown on Friday, March 23.  He stated that he will review the bids with the Director on Wednesday at the opening.  Although he will not be at the meeting Wednesday night, he will make his recommendation as to the lowest bid.  He also informed the Board that the bid notice and bid packet included the completion date of May 21, 2012 with a $2,000 per day penalty thereafter. 

 

Director:

Director King informed the Board that the park district was awarded a grant from the Chicago Southland Convention Visitor’s bureau for the US Open at Ball Fore.

Director King thanked Gayle Boettger and Dominic Malito for their help on securing this grant.

 

In regard to the bleachers at Frontier, Director King informed the Board that Floors, Inc. is bringing a chemist out to assess the damage.

 

Director King stated that he is looking into getting an ice cream machine at the Lily Pad.  He should have more information by next meeting.   

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout had nothing to report at this time.  Recreation Supervisor Malito was on vacation; the Board was given his report for their review.  Commissioner Crout asked if everything was set for the Easter activities.  Director King said they were and that he would be there in Recreation Supervisor Malito’s absence.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad stated that staff is busy maintaining the outside as well as the inside.  Commissioner Pratl asked if they were still looking into purchasing a truck.  Director King said they do not have an immediate need for it.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan was not at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Commissioner Crout reminded the Board members to file their Statement of Economic Interest which is due May 1st.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to move the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of April 11, 2012 to April 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm for the review and possible awarding of bid for the Lombard Park Renovation project.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

Attorney Stillman stipulated for the record that this would cancel the April 11th meeting. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:39pm.  Motion 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 25th day of  April, 2012.

___Rob Lind___________________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District