November 14, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:17

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

November 14, 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 with notice, Egan, Conrad and Pratl.   Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Dominic Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Biskey.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl recognized the winners of the Halloween House Decorating contest.  President Pratl presented the 1st place winners, the Hartell family, with a plaque and certificate.  The board offered congratulations and pictures were taken. The Kawa family took second place and the Valenti family took third place.

 

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Crout gave the floor to Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report.

 

Superintendent’s Report

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the ticket sales for the Polar Express event stating that it went very well.  Recreation Superintendent also reported on the men’s basketball league and the new co-ed volleyball league.

 

The Turkey Shoot is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th with three events to participate in.  Winners of each event will receive a gift certificate to Jack and Pat’s for a free turkey.

 

In regard to Halloween in the Park, Recreation Superintendent Malito commented that while the event was good, he will go back to a Saturday event next year instead of Sunday.  President Pratl asked about the Spooktacular event at Ball Fore.  Recreation Superintendent Malito commented that it was slow on Saturday, but better on Sunday.

 

Director King commented that he heard a lot of good comments regarding the organization of the Polar Express ticket sales this year and complimented the staff.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move Finance, Item #7 on the agenda, up before Item #6. 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.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

President gave the floor to Dave Phillips of Speer Financial, Inc. to report on the bond sale.  There were 4 bids; the low bid was 1.43% by Park Ridge Community Bank.  President Pratl thanked Mr. Phillips for his part in a team of professionals working together for the good of the Park District.  The Board thanked Mr. Phillips for coming out.  He then exited the meeting.

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad stated that the outdoor facilities have been closed for the winter. He then gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey for his report.

 

Supervisor’s Report

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that the flooring repair at Frontier will be done the week of November 19th. 

 

Maintenance staff was trained in several safety policies/procedures.

 

In regard to general maintenance, Supervisor Biskey reported that the winter snow removal equipment has been inspected and is ready to go for the season and staff has been continuing to maintain parks and buildings. Supervisor Biskey completed a safety audit of Lombard Park which meets ASTM standards.

 

An inventory and report from 4 Seasons Arbor Service was given to the Board for their review.  Tree removal and trimming will be planned for next spring.

 

A proposed landscape design was given to the Board from Kamphuis Landscaping.  Commissioner Conrad asked if more designs could be obtained.  Discussion ensued.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

The Board continued discussing landscape ideas as well as the plans for tree removal.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Egan opened discussion regarding the vehicle sticker design for the anniversary celebration.  President Pratl stated that he will check with the Village Clerk as to what can be allowed in the design. 

 

The Board discussed ideas for the 45th anniversary celebration.  Ideas included amusement rides, games, contests, parade, craft tent, bands, laser show, park history exhibit, etc. Other plans discussed were set up, marketing, registration, time frame for events, staffing, etc.  The Board agreed to a fun walk/run/ride to start the day ending with the laser show.  Based on these suggestions, Director King will prepare a tentative schedule of events for the next meeting.

  

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the determination of amounts to be levied.  Motion was mad 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 adopt Ordinance #2012-07; an Ordinance providing for the issue of General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds, Series 2012A awarded to Park Ridge Community Bank, Park Ridge, Illinois for 1.43%.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve safety policies per the advice of counsel:  Hearing Conservation & Ergonomics/Back Safety.  Motion was approved by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no need to enter Executive Session.

 

OPEN SESSION

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:42pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.  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 28th day of November, 2012.

 ____Rob Lind_ _________

Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 
Chicago Ridge Park District