July 25, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 August 2012 08:47

 

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

July 25, 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 absent with notice and Pratl.

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, Recreation Superintendent Dominic Malito and Maintenance Supervisor, 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 June 27, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated July 11, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Pratl.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Lind, Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Executive Session Minutes of 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 Lind

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 June/July June in the amount of $90,092.60.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

Commissioner Pratl commented that he did not have a report; however, he did comment that the fields look good as well as Ball Fore.  Director King commented that the Illinois Open went well with 1st place winner from the Czech Republic, the 2nd place winner from North Carolina and 3rd place from Missouri.  He further stated that many participants have come in several days prior to the tournament, which ties into the economic impact for the area and is part of the Chicago Southland grant.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman reported on his meeting earlier with Director King.  The first issue was the flooring/bleacher problem at Frontier.  Attorney Stillman asked the Board for approval to send a demand letter to Floors, Inc. and advised the Board to go ahead and have the floor repaired.  Attorney Stillman felt certain that if Floors, Inc. did not pay immediately, the Park District would be able to recoup the money through small claims court. 

 

The second item was concerning an F.O.I.A. request that was received by the Park District.  Attorney Stillman reported that it was a standard request and will be complied with.

 

Attorney Stillman commented that the insurance certificates that were received for the Ridge Fest looked good.  Director King stated that not all the certificates are in.

 

Director:

Director King reported that the Salute to Ridge Kids event went very well.  They had a couple of new rides that were enjoyed.   This event will be replaced next year by a 45th anniversary celebration.  The Board was encouraged to be thinking about the plans for that celebration. 

 

In regard to the Ridge Fest event, Director King commented that he was still waiting for some certificates of insurance to come in.  The pre fest walk through took place Monday, July 23rd - - Director King, Commissioner Egan, Commissioner Conrad, Maintenance Supervisor Biskey, Fest Chairman Chuck Tokar and Public Works Superintendent Doug Koehler were there.  The meeting went well; the Fest Chairman admitted that they dropped the ball after last year’s Fest and will remedy that this year. The important meeting will be next Wednesday when they see what condition the park is in after the event.

 

Director King reported on the Ball Fore U.S. Open tournament coming up stating that they have a lot of publicity covering this event.  Participants are already here practicing for the tournament.  Banners are up, flags are up, and everything is set.  There will be a meet & greet social at Nick’s from 6-8pm for participants.  Director King encouraged the Board stop by.  He is looking forward to a great event.

 

Director King reported that Gerrit Prince of P.D.R.M.A. was out to review safety policies/training.  We are still waiting for an updated score on this.

 

Director King reported that they are beginning to look at the RAH program to get ready for next session.  There has been one financial aid request for the Tiny Tots program.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout commented that the staff did a great job on the Salute and gave the floor to Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that he is working on the fall brochure and encouraged the Board to let him know if they have any changes/corrections. 

 

Day camp ends August 3rd and they will be starting the RAH program on August 6th.  As financial aid applications are already coming in for Tiny Tots, Recreation Superintendent Malito suggested having a deadline of August 22 for these.

 

Other events coming up are:  Senior picnic scheduled for August 6th, Navy Pier trip on August 4th with 17 people signed up, and Horseshoe Casino on August 9th.

 

There was discussion regarding the deadline for Tiny Tots financial aid applications.  The Board agreed to a deadline of August 29th.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito then exited the meeting.

 

Maintenance:

In the absence of Commissioner Conrad, Maintenance Supervisor Biskey gave his report stating that the staff has been trimming trees and bushes at Freedom for the Salute, watering the new sod at Lombard and putting in the new Memorial Park sign.

 

The staff has also been preparing Ball Fore for the upcoming tournaments.

 

The Lily Pad is running smoothly, training is ongoing with the managers at Ball Fore and Lily Pad and staff is keeping up with the rentals of chairs, tables & tents.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that Arnold Heating & Air Conditioning is scheduled to come out to change all the filters.

 

As President of the C.R.A.A., Commissioner Lind commented that the staff did a great job with the ball fields.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time; however, he did relay to the Board that he is still getting good comments about Lombard Park.

 

Director King stated that there may be a potential concern regarding people bringing their own pop-up tents and boom boxes to the park and stated that they may need to work on a park policy concerning these issues.  Discussion ensued.

 

Commissioner Pratl commented that the Board will need to discuss plans for the 45th anniversary celebration in the next Committee Meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Director King brought attention to a couple of permit requests that were received.   One of the permits was incorrectly filled out and there was an issue regarding the times on the requests.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

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), discussion of imminent/pending litigation and the semi-annual review of Executive session minutes at 9:08pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

OPEN SESSION:

The Board entered back into open session, President Pratl called the meeting to order at 9:16p.m.

The following Commissioners were present:  Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl.  Also present, Director King and Attorney Stillman.

 

Action Taken on Executive Session Items:

As the need for confidentiality still exists, President Pratl called for a motion to keep Executive Session Minutes closed per the advice of the Attorney.    Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 9:16pm.  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 22nd day of August, 2012.

______Rob Lind___________________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District