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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 10:57

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

June 27, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:08pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind absent with notice, Egan, Conrad and Pratl.

Also present: Director King, Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito and Maintenance Worker, Jeff Biskey.

 

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 May 23, 2012.  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.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Public hearing for the Adoption of the 2012-2013 budget, dated June 13, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Conrad

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated June 13, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Conrad

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 
FINANCE

President Pratl called for motion to approve the cash disbursements for May/ June in the amount of $231,900.97.  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.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that they are getting ready for summer events and that the facilities and parks look good.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  No report was given. 

 

Director:

Director King reported that he, along with the Fest Chairman Chuck Tokar, Public Works Superintendent Doug Kohler, Commissioner Egan, and maintenance worker Jeff Biskey walked Freedom Park to address the Fest needs for this year.  Public works is putting in a gate and path in the back.  They fixed the high traffic area by the playground, and will be taking care of some other asphalt areas and sodding some areas.

 

Director King commented that they will have a post-Fest meeting within 3-5 days after the Fest to assess the damage that the Fest caused.  Commissioner Crout asked if the Village said anything about replacing the two damaged trees.  Director King reported that they had not which is another concern to be addressed after the Fest along with the repair/replacing of the paths.

 

In regard to Ball Fore, Director King reported that the greens are in the process of being replaced. 

 

In regard to the upcoming U.S. Open, Director King reported that he will be getting some press out to the facility along with the Chicago Southland to take pictures and get some publicity going for the event.  Registrations are coming in.

 

The new Memorial Park has continued to be very busy with many area groups using it.  Commissioner Pratl is working on getting the tables and benches.

 

In regard to the Maintenance Department, Director King stated that the staff has been working on the fields keeping them watered in the extreme heat as there have been CRAA baseball tournaments that were scheduled to use the fields.

 

Commissioner Conrad also commented that the staff is doing the best they can in this extreme heat.  Maintenance Worker, Jeff Biskey, informed the Board as to their system for watering and keeping the fields in good shape.

 

May Financial Statements were given to the Board for their review.  Director King stated that he has been working with the accountant and encouraged the Board to be thinking about what their next project will be. 

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout gave the floor to Recreation Supervisor Malito for his report.  Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the upcoming Commissioner’s Classic tournament at Ball Fore which has 8 participants.  He also reported on the Day Camp program and informed the Board as to the new “golden ticket” program they are trying this year to promote safety, responsibility and respect.

 

In regard to the T-ball Class there are currently 33 children registered for the class.  The men’s basketball league semifinals, championship and three-point contest was Monday, June 25.  The next league begins on Monday, July 9.

 

Commissioner Conrad suggested getting a neon sign to put up at the concession windows to promote the ice cream filled baseball helmets, events, etc.  There was some discussion regarding advertising.

 

The 2012 fall brochure is scheduled to be out by the end of July.

 

Recreation Supervisor Malito then exited the meeting.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is working on the ball fields.  The priority is Ball Fore due to the upcoming tournaments.  Commissioner Conrad then gave the floor to Maintenance Worker, Jeff Biskey.  Mr. Biskey reported on the activities of the maintenance department; which included, watering and maintaining the mowers. 

 

Commissioner Conrad asked about the air-conditioning filters.  Mr. Biskey reported that they were changed at the beginning of the season, but will be checked again.

 

There is an issue with the freezer.  A repairman was called to come out.

 

Mr. Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the signs.  Commissioner Conrad stated that he is waiting for a call back from the company; but he will call again to get a date when they will be delivered.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.  Commissioner Pratl commented that he will send an e-mail and make a phone call to Rick Bieterman regarding the benches, tables, and sign for the fire truck.

 

In regard to the computer upgrade by Software Performance, President Pratl stated that he checked into the quote and found it reasonable.  The Board agreed to go ahead with this upgrade as well as install Wi-Fi at Frontier.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Prevailing Wage Standards as Ordinance #2012-05.  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.

 

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session for the discussion of the employment of specific employee(s) and discussion of imminent/pending litigation at 8:54pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

OPEN SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter back into open session at 9:03pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

The following Commissioners were present:  Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl.  Also present, Director King.

 

Action Taken on Executive Session Items:

President Pratl called for a motion to promote Recreation Supervisor Dominic Malito to Recreation Superintendent at a salary discussed in Executive Session effective July 1, 2012.  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.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to promote Maintenance Worker, Jeff Biskey, to Maintenance Supervisor at a salary discussed in Executive Session effective July 1, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad, seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Pratl

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to increase permanent/part-time returning employees’ and full-time employees’ hourly rate by 3% retroactive to May 1, 2012.  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.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 9:08pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout 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  25th day of  July, 2012.

________ Rob Lind ______________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District