April 24, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:26

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

April 24, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:04pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, 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 March 27, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of the Board of Commissioners dated April 2, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Lind, Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated April 10, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Lind

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 March/April in the amount of $32, 981.94.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout. 

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl opened discussion regarding the bid proposals for the Freedom Park resurfacing project.  The Board reviewed the bid results and recommendation from the Attorney. 

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting. 

 

Director:

Director King reported on the NAGA (North American Grappling Association) event coming up.  Parking is still a concern; he is working on other arrangements with possible shuttle service.

 

Director King reported that he had a meeting with the C.R.A.A.  Jim Walsh of Sportsfield, Inc. was in attendance as well as Commissioner Conrad, park district maintenance staff and six of the maintenance crew from baseball.  

 

The Board was given a lease agreement with the C.R.A.A. for their review.  Director King informed the Board that a change will be made in section 22 changing the name of the law office therein, prior to submitting the lease agreement to the C.R.A.A. for their signature.

 

Director King reported on the field rentals, fees, and schedules.

 

In regard to the potential purchase of the 9999 Virginia Ave. building, Director King stated that he will have more information at the next meeting. 

 

Director King stated that he met with James Howard from Governmental Accounting and they are working on some final things for the budget to be adopted at the May 22nd Board meeting. 

 

The Board was given the new list of meeting dates/times for the next fiscal year.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

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

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the upcoming events:  Mother/Son Bowl, Tiny Tot Prom, Pitch, Hit and Run, and the Senior Luncheon.

 

Day Camp registrations have been minimal, as expected.  This will pick up closer to the end of the school year.  He is in the process of staffing this program.

 

There will be another co-ed volleyball league beginning May 29th.  This will be advertised in the summer brochure.  Depending on gym availability and timing, co-ed adult whiffle ball and dodgeball indoor leagues will be offered. 

           

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is working hard to get all outdoor facilities ready for the season. 

 

One of the roof top units needs to be replaced.  The Board was given a quote for this repair.  Commissioner Conrad stated that the quote was high and would like Supervisor Biskey to check with Arnold Heating on this.

 

Supervisor Biskey reported on the preparations for the grappling event, repairs done at Ball Fore as well as the maintenance done on the fields and facilities.

 

Supervisor Biskey reported that there was a lot of graffiti at the parks which he took pictures of.  He stated that he will contact the Police Department to request additional drive bys at the parks. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito and Supervisor Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing more report at this time.  Commissioner Conrad asked if they were still thinking about putting in a new pavilion at Freedom Park.  Commissioner Pratl commented that it would probably be a fall project. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

After review of the bid proposals, President Pratl called for a motion to award the bid for the Freedom Park Pour in Place project, per the Attorney’s recommendation, to Kee Construction as the lowest responsible bidder.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

After review of the revised landscape proposal from Kamphuis Landscaping, Inc., the Board authorized Director King to contact Kamphuis Landscaping with some clarifications regarding the plans.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:49pm.  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 22nd day of   May, 2013.

 

___Rob Lind_____________________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District