May 23, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:26

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

May 23, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Egan, 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 April 25, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind & Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated May 9, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind, Egan

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 April/May in the amount of $405,029.42.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried. 

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that they are looking forward to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lombard playground on Saturday, May 26 at 10:00a.m. and encouraged the Board to pick up The Reporter for an article regarding the park.  He complimented the Board, Director King and Attorney Stillman for the work they put in getting this project off the ground and completed by the due date.  The fences will come down just prior to the ribbon cutting. 

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  No report was given.  Director King stated that he has talked with Attorney Stillman and that Attorney Stillman will be publishing the notice for the public hearing on the budget for June 13th at 7:50p.m.

 

Director:

Director King also complimented the Board on their participation in getting the Lombard project completed.  Director King complimented Green-Up Landscaping for getting this project done by the deadline.  There are a few miscellaneous details still to be taken care of.  Notice has gone out to the public regarding the ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

Director King informed the Board that there was a leak at Freedom which has been fixed by Chicago Ridge Public Works.  The concrete will be fixed after the holiday weekend. 

 

In regard to Ball Fore, Director King reported that new wood chips have been added and the facility looks great. 

 

Lily Pad is scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend.  The new ice cream machine is scheduled to be installed and hopefully up and running by the weekend.  Certificates for free ice cream will be given out at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

Director King said the Maintenance Department has been working on grooming the fields and keeping up with building maintenance. 

 

In regard to Frontier, Director King commented that there are some issues with damage done by the participants of the Our Lady of the Ridge league banquet.  President Pratl commented that he will be talking with them at the next Men’s Club Meeting regarding this.

 

The Board was given financial statements for their review as well as the Park Permit Application submitted by the Village for the Ridge Fest event.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about staffing for the facilities.  Director King commented that they were set with staff.

 

Commissioner Pratl informed the Board that he has handed the Village permit request over to Commissioner Lind for action.  The Village has not accepted all of the changes to the addendum to the permit made by the Park District.  Commissioner Lind stated that he has contacted the Fest Committee Chairman and is waiting for a call back.  The permit remains unsigned by the Park Board.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout opened discussion of items mentioned in the recreation report in the absence of Recreation Supervisor Malito.  The Board reviewed participation numbers for special events and programs. 

 

Director King reported that the annual picnic for the special needs children was held at Freedom Park. It was a beautiful day and fun for all who attended. 

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is working on opening Lily Pad.  He also commented that Ball Fore is looking very good.

 

In regard to the park signs, the Board was given copies of some prints.  The Board agreed on the signs with the red outline.  Commissioner Conrad said he would order them.

 

Director King commented that he is still looking for one more bench from NuToys as well as a game table.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan did not have anything to report at this time.  Commissioner Pratl encouraged the Board to be thinking about what their next project will be.

 

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 called for a motion to adjourn at 8:57.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

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  27th day of  June, 2012.

_______Rob Lind__________________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District