April 4, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:10

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

April 4, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Lind - absent, Egan, Conrad, and Pratl.   Also present: Director King, Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito, and maintenance employee Jeff Biskey.

 

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 asked about the Easter Egg Hunt activities.  Director King reported that it went well and everyone had a good time.   The new birdie ball game and basketball inflatable were used. Director King stated that the Board will need to discuss charging a fee for pictures with the Easter bunny at next year’s event. 

 

Supervisor’s Report

Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the Pitch, Hit and Run event coming up on May 13th.  He commented that he would like to ask Richard’s baseball team to volunteer to work this event.  Commissioner Crout suggested calling St. Xavier’s sports scholarship recipients as well as they need community service hours.

 

Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the price for the novelty baseball helmets for the ice cream to be sold at Ball Fore and Lily Pad.  The Board agreed to purchase them.

 

The 4-5 year old class did the hop-a-thon with a great turn-out of parents.  A web site was set up for their donations.  The 3-year-old class will have their hop-a-thon on Thursday, April 5.  A representative from the Muscular Dystrophy Association was present to talk to the children.

 

The men’s basketball league has 8 teams registered. Games begin Monday, April 9th.

 

As there were no questions, Recreation Supervisor Malito exited the meeting.

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad reported that the new trailer was purchased, maintenance staff has been working to get Ball Fore ready to open and the pitcher’s mound on the little league field will be worked on in the next two days.  Maintenance employee Jeff Biskey reported on what that work will entail.    

**Commissioner Lind entered the meeting at 7:18pm**

 

Discussion continued as to the work on the fields.  As there were no questions, Jeff Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

Commissioner Conrad opened discussion regarding the new signs, gave the Board some pictures to view and asked for their input.  Commissioner Lind suggested getting the Freedom sign first to see if they like it. The Board agreed.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked Director King if he got a price for replacing the sod at Freedom Park.  He reported that he is in the process of obtaining some estimates. 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Lind had nothing to report at this time. 

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.

 

Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding the addendum to the anticipated permit request for the Ridge Fest.  Discussion included the re-sodding and possible bond clause to cover park repairs after the fest.  Director King said he would need to discuss this with Attorney Stillman.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

The Board reviewed the bid proposals received for the Lombard Park renovation project and Attorney Stillman’s recommendation.  President Pratl called for a motion to award the bid for the Lombard Park renovation, based on Attorney Stillman’s recommendation as the lowest responsible bid, to Green-Up Landscape, Inc.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

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

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:11pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Lind.  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