February 27, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:26

 

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

February 27, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, and Recreation Superintendent Malito

 

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 January 23, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated February 13, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

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 January/February in the amount of $70,760.47.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 
REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl commented that the Board will be discussing the tax appeals at length later in the meeting.  He also informed the Board that the meeting scheduled for the 27th with the owners of the Star building was postponed until the 28th.  Commissioner Pratl asked if there was a date set for the opening of Ball Fore.  Director King stated that it is scheduled for April 13th. 

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman offered to give the Park District a ticket for a free tour of the Field of Dreams property to be raffled at the 45th Anniversary Celebration. 

 

Director:

Director King informed the Board that he had a good meeting with the President of the CRAA.  He also stated that he does not think they will need to do as much renovation to the fields as previously thought.  Director King stated that Attorney Stillman will need to review/revise the lease agreement before it expires at the end of April.  He will be meeting with them again to figure out the rentals.

 

Director King informed the Board that the architect picked up the plans for the Freedom Activity Center and will begin drafting the renovation plans.

 

In regard to the Star building, Director King said that they are looking at this building because of the great location.

 

The 45th Anniversary Celebration will be covered in detail at the next Committee meeting.

 

Ring of Honor is scheduled for this weekend which is a big event for the Park District.  Director King stated that there has been good publicity for this event.  Parking is still a concern.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout complimented the staff on doing a great job with the fitness classes.  Commissioner Crout then asked about the plans for the MDA’s hop-a-thon.  Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that he will be meeting with them to finalize the plans.

 

Recreation Superintendent then reported on the men’s basketball league, co-ed volleyball league, and senior bingo.  He would also like to start an improve class.

 

The Zumba class has been consistently well attended and has been increased to two classes per week.

 

The Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place on Saturday, March 23rd.  There is also a breakfast with the bunny event scheduled for March 16th.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito then exited the meeting.

  

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is continuing to work on plans for the meditation area behind the Lombard building along with the ball fields, and looking forward to opening up for the spring.   

 

In regard to the UV for the Lily Pad, Director King stated that they currently have a quote and that Vortex will be coming out in the next couple of weeks.  It is more expensive than originally thought.  Other options will be pursued.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding the tax appeals.  Attorney Stillman addressed the Board regarding this stating that it would not be cost effective to intervene on the smaller appeals; however, the Board would need to authorize an attorney to intervene on the larger ones.  His recommendation was to authorize Attorney Elizabeth Shine to work on these appeals as she has expertise in this area.  He also recommended that the Park District team up with other taxing bodies for the best possible outcome. 

 

The Board authorized Attorney Stillman to draft a resolution concerning the tax appeals to be adopted at the next meeting; and have Attorney Shine present to answer any questions the Board may have at that time.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:48pm.  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 27th day of  March, 2013.

 

____Rob Lind____________________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District