April 10, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:29
 

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

April 10, 2013

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:01pm.

 

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 Jeff Braun of Cody/Braun & Associates.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl gave the floor to a resident who made the Board aware of some issues he has regarding the condition of Freedom Park.  He also informed the Board of an incident he witnessed regarding an act of vandalism on the port-o-john in the park further stating that he called the police.   The Board thanked him for his input and diligence in helping to keep an eye on the parks. 

 

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 basketball and volleyball leagues, Pitch, hit and Run event, and Day Camp registration. 

 

The new summer brochure should be ready to go out in the next couple of weeks.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that they raised almost $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Each child received a prize from the MDA for participating.

 

Ball Fore is opening on Saturday, April 13th. 

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad had nothing to report at this time; but would like to discuss with Director King the possibility of purchasing new dump truck.

 

Supervisor’s Report

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey was not at the meeting.  Commissioner Conrad reviewed the maintenance report with the Board.  President Pratl stated that they should look into refinishing the play equipment at Commissioners Park before considering the pour in place surface.  The Board agreed.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  President Pratl called for a motion to review and adopt the 2013-2014 preliminary budget.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Director King introduced Mr. Jeff Braun and gave him the floor.  Mr. Braun showed the Board new drawings of the proposed renovations to Freedom Activity Center and presented his ideas.  The Board discussed the proposed renovations.  The proposed renovations would cost approximately $80 per sq.ft. for a space of 10,000 square feet and would take 3-4 months to complete. 

**Attorney Stillman entered the meeting at 8:33pm**

The Board exited the meeting room at 8:51pm to tour the building in clarification of the presentation; however, due to the inability to transport the recorder it was turned off. The Board returned to the meeting room at 9:08 and resumed recording the meeting.  As there were no further questions, President Pratl thanked Mr. Braun for coming.  Mr. Braun then exited the meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

President Pratl called for a motion to authorize bid specs to be prepared for the pour and play surface project for Freedom Park and Commissioners Park Tot Lot.  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.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session for the discussion of the potential purchase of real property at 9:13pm. (The Board received notice on April 10th at 6:30pm., just prior to their regular Board meeting of April 10th, regarding the issue of the potential purchase of real property and entered into Executive Session on an emergency basis in accordance with the Open Meetings Act per the Attorney.)  

Commissioner Conrad made the motion and Commissioner Crout seconded it. 

All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.

 

OPEN SESSION

The Board entered back into Open Session at 9:33pm.  No action was taken on Executive Session items.

 


ADJOURN. 

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 9:33pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.  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_________

Rob Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District