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Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:22

 

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

March 27, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:12pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor 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 February 27, 2013.  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.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated March 13, 2013.  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.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

Director King reviewed the financial options as outlined from Speer Financial. 

 

Commissioner Egan made a motion to approve the cash disbursements for February/March in the amount of $56,941.64.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl opened discussion regarding the Freedom renovation project.  The Board was given preliminary drawings from the architect.  While some renovations are definitely needed, the cost may be prohibitive for everything that is proposed.  President Pratl encouraged the Board to continue to think about the options of a minor sprucing up versus a major renovation.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  President Pratl asked about the lease agreement with CRAA.  Director King stated that Attorney Stillman is working on it and should have it for next meeting.

 

Director:

Director King commented that they will need to discuss the budget at the next meeting.

 

In regard to the baseball season, Director King said there are still some things that need to be worked out as far as rentals. 

 

In regard to the Freedom renovation project, Director King stated that they should have some preliminary figures for next meeting.

 

The Board was reminded to forward their OMA Certificate of Completion to the Administration office.

 

Director King informed the Board that the pictures of the donated playground equipment in Haiti were sent to the newspaper.

 

The Board was given a tentative schedule of the 45th anniversary celebration.  Director King reported on the main events that are scheduled.  Commissioner Conrad stated that he would contact the Irish dancers to see if they could fit into the schedule. 

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation: 

Commissioner Crout asked about the Easter Egg Hunt.  Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that it went well.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that he has not heard back as to the Pitch Hit Run event.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito also reported on the volleyball league and basketball league.  Another form of the Zumba class, called Zumba Abs, will begin in April. 

 

The RAH program will be taking the children on a field trip to the movie theater on March 28th.

 

 

 

In light of the current class offerings of the Recreation Department, Director King stated that it was important to keep the rooms multi-purpose to accommodate a variety of activities when considering the renovation.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad stated that they are still working on plans for the landscaping at Lombard Park; he then gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey for his report.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey gave the Board a landscape proposal from Kamphuis Landscaping, Inc.  Director King encouraged the Board to physically walk the site to get a feel for how it would look. 

 

**Commissioner Lind entered the meeting at 7:45pm**

 

The Board was given a quote for the poured in place surface for Freedom Park.  Director King stated that they need to make a decision by next meeting if they want to pursue this project in order to get it completed in a timely manner.

 

The Board continued discussing ideas for landscaping at Lombard Park’s meditation area.  The Board tentatively agreed to a special meeting the following Tuesday. 

 

The Board reviewed the quotes for the UV light unit for the Lily Pad.  

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that a vehicle broke through the wire “gate” at Ball Fore which also ripped out the posts.  It is being repaired.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on maintenance done at the facilities as well as maintenance on the vehicles and equipment that was done.  He will also be picking up the signs for the backstops next week.

 

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

 

Director King encouraged the Board to decide which projects they want to complete as changing seasons will affect the timeline for certain projects.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

In regard to the Ridge Fest permit request, President Pratl stated that he will contact the Fest Committee Chairman and ask him to attend the April or May  Board meeting. 

 

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 8:17pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

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 24th day of April, 2013.

 

___Rob Lind_______________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
 
Chicago Ridge Park District