December 12, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:08

 

 

Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

December 12, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad absent without notice and Pratl.

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the board.

 

REPORTS

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout reported that she was in contact with Recreation Superintendent Malito regarding the 1st Polar Express event which went well.  Recreation Supervisor Malito reported on the next Polar Express event coming up as well as the other holiday events – holiday house decorating contest, cookie decorating, gingerbread house making, calls from Santa, Brookfield Zoo trip, the Navy Pier trip, breakfast with Santa and the Senior Luncheon.  

 

Commissioner Pratl commented that the Polar Express event was outstanding and the Breakfast with Santa went very smoothly. He complimented the staff on a job well done.

 

Maintenance:

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that the staff worked hard to prepare the Freedom Activity Center for the Breakfast with Santa event.  Maintenance staff has also been giving the other facilities a thorough cleaning and some painting. Christmas lights are up throughout the park district.

 

John’s Pro Tree Service will be trimming trees and removing one that is hanging over the basketball court and encroaching on a resident’s home.

 

Fire extinguishers have been inspected and all vehicles will be brought in for oil changes.

 

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

Finance Committee:

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve cash disbursements for November/December in the amount of $353,797.67.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

In regard to the 45th anniversary celebration, Commissioner Pratl reported that the expense for this event will double that of the annual Salute to Ridge Kids event; however, there will not be an event the following year. 

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.  Director King brought attention to two contracts concerning the 45th anniversary celebration.  Attorney Stillman will review them to protect the interests of the Park District. 

 

Commissioner Pratl commented that bonuses were discussed at the last meeting. Director King was directed to award bonuses as they did last year.

 

Commissioner Conrad entered the meeting at 7:25pm.

 

The Board continued to discuss the 45th anniversary celebration and the possibility of having a beer garden.  Director King presented some concerns with this idea.  Discussion ensued which covered the pros and cons, fencing, security, marketing, revenue, etc.  Attorney Stillman commented that there may be some legal issues to consider in regard to security and enforcing a “no coolers” rule.  Commissioner Conrad commented that there seems to be too many issues concerning a beer garden for a one day event.  Director King commented that it could work either way, but he will need to know what the Board decides in order to go forward.  The Board approved the contracts for the carnival rides and laser show.  Attorney Stillman will make some changes to the stage contract.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Director King presented the Board with the safety audit score from PDRMA.  The Park District received a 96.59% which is an “A” rating.  Director King reported that he is looking into IPARKS for insurance coverage in comparison to PDRMA. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the levy of taxes for the tax year 2012 as Ordinance #2012-08.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to cancel the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for December 26, 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  He further made a few comments congratulating the Board on a successful year.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:02pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind 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 23rd day of January, 2013.

 

_____Rob Lind_______________

Rob Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
 
Chicago Ridge Park District