June 13, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:32

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners


June 13, 2012



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



The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad – absent with notice, and Pratl.   Also present: Director King, Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito and Village Fest Chairman, Chuck Tokar



Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 



President Pratl gave the floor to Fest Chairman, Chuck Tokar.  Mr. Tokar began by informing the Board that they spent a couple of hours walking the park with Jack Lind and George Voltz from Crowley Shepard.  Mr. Tokar suggested putting in an asphalt path and an extra gate for which Public Works would do half the work.  He also stated that since the Fest is only 6 weeks away, there is nothing they can do about the park grounds, but acknowledged to the Board that the Public Works department did not take care of the park after last year’s Fest the way they should have and it is still “beat up”.  Mr. Tokar assured the Board that the park will be taken care of properly after this year’s Fest and will sit down with the Public Works Director to work out a plan for taking care of the park immediately after the Fest.  Mr. Tokar also agreed that the tree that was destroyed last year should be taken down and replaced. 


The Board discussed different options with the asphalt, location of the carnival, beer garden and port-o-johns.  Mr. Tokar stated that he would like Director King to meet with him at the park and help in these decisions.  Director King said he would be happy to meet with them and to let him know the day and time. 


Commissioner Pratl requested Commissioner Lind be added as a representative and that both Commissioner Conrad and Commissioner Lind be notified of the next Fest Committee meeting so that the interests of the park district could be represented.


In regard to the permit, the Board will send a clean copy of the permit to be signed by the Village.



Chair Report

Commissioner Crout asked Recreation Supervisor to report on Day Camp.  Recreation Supervisor Malito stated that they currently have 138 participants, which is down by 36 participants from last year.


Commissioner Crout asked about the basketball league.  Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the teams that are signed up, refs and fees.


Supervisor’s Report

Recreation Supervisor Maltio also reported on the T-ball class, the miniature golf tournament and upcoming events.  Commissioner Crout asked for some flyers for the softball tournament.


Recreation Supervisor Malito then exited the meeting.



Chair Report

In the absence of Commissioner Conrad, Commissioner Pratl drew attention to the maintenance work done as outlined in Director King’s report.  Work done by the maintenance staff included fixing the concrete by the fountain at Freedom park, installing the new sign at Freedom, maintaining the grounds and facilities.


Director’s Report

Director King reported on the new carpet ordered for Ball Fore. It should be in within the next two weeks.  Two of the colors have been discontinued; the new colors will be green, blue, red, and purple.


Director King reported that the Chicago Southland is featuring the Park District in their brochure as one of three business bringing events to the Southland.   U.S. Open brochures will also be going out.


Commissioner Lind thanked the maintenance staff for keeping up on the fields during baseball season.


Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding the quote from Software Performance.  Commissioner Lind said he thought it was high.  Commissioner Lind and Commissioner Pratl said they would look into it.



Chair Report

Commissioner Lind had nothing to report at this time. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Egan reported that the new park is being used by older children as well as younger children.  Everyone is talking about it.


Director King commented that they will be cutting the grass in the new meditation area.  He also reported that the backordered sails have come in and Commissioner Pratl will be calling Rick Bieterman to check on the new benches and game table they are still waiting for.



President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the Combined Budget/Appropriation Ordinance for fiscal year ending 4/30/2013 as Ordinance #2012-04.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.



There was no new business to discuss.



President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of the discussion of the employment of specific employee(s) and the discussion of imminent/pending litigation at 9:09pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.


The Board entered back into open session at 9:40pm. 

Roll Call

The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Also present:  Director King


No action was taken on Executive Session Items.



President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 9:40pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Lind.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.




_____  _Rob Lind_________________

Rob Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District


Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 27th day of June , 2012.

 ______Rob Lind__________________


Chicago Ridge Park District


Chicago Ridge Park District