May 22, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:34

Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

 of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

May 22, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move item 9 on the agenda up and placed after the Pledge of Allegiance.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes;              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Attorney Stillman read and Rich Egan repeated the Oath of Office and was sworn in as Commissioner of the Chicago Ridge Park District.   Attorney Stillman read and Dave Conrad repeated the Oath of Office and was sworn in as Commissioner of the Chicago Ridge Park District. 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated April 24, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

Attorney Stillman stated that no minutes need be approved for the May 8th Board meeting as that meeting was moved and combined with the May 22nd Board meeting.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.  President Pratl informed the Board that the President of the Our Lady of the Ridge Men’s Club, Mike Carroll, had intended to be at the meeting to convey to the Board and Director King his thanks for all their help with their programs and to state that without the Chicago Ridge Park District, Our Lady of the Ridge would not have an athletic program.    Should Mr. Carroll arrive at the meeting, President Pratl stated that he will move item #5 on the agenda at that time.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Conrad made a motion to approve the cash disbursements for April/May in the amount of $54,473.26.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan. 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl reported that the work done on the pour in place surface at Freedom Park was outstanding and that they should discuss the little kid’s area.  Also, regarding the walking path, Commissioner Pratl commented that Director King will be looking into doing the sealcoating in house.  The Lombard project should be finished by the end of next week.  He recommended to Director King to look into purchasing a couple of new benches for this area.

 

President Pratl complimented Recreation Superintendent on the new spring/summer brochure.  He also complimented the maintenance staff on maintaining the ball fields.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman advised the Board that it would be prudent to adopt the resolutions concerning the consolidation of funds as outlined.

 

Director:

Director King complimented staff on handling the NAGA event well, adapting to situations that came up during the event.  He also informed the Board that he received notice that they are interested in doing this event again at Frontier for two days in August.  The parking is still an issue and may be prohibitive for this event.

 

Director King elaborated on the resolutions to be adopted and stated that the Attorney and Accountant have recommended this action.

 

Director King reported on the activities at Ball Fore, Frontier and Lily Pad. 

 

The Board was given some comparative information and quotes regarding the Freedom Activity Center renovation project. 

 

The Board was encouraged to file their Statement of Economic Interest.

 

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the Pitch, Hit and Run sectional and the Mother/Son Bowl. 

 

The Tiny Tot program has finished for the season with the graduation on May 15th. 

 

Day Camp currently has around 19 participants signed up so far with an expected increase as school comes to a close. Plans for this year’s camp are set; but they are still working on staff.  Day Camp meeting for staff is scheduled for May 30th.

 

Senior Luncheon was held on Tuesday, May 21. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito also reported on the men’s basketball league, co-ed volleyball league and the whiffle ball league.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the legislative conference he attended.

           

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the maintenance department has been quite busy and gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey for his report.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that Frontier needs a new rooftop unit which will be installed by Arnold Heating.  He also reported on Ball Fore stating that there are no issues and the facility is running fine. Staff has been working to get the Lily Pad operational for the season. 

 

Maintenance has been working on maintaining ball fields, cleaning facilities and painting the dugouts on fields 1 and 2 at Menard.

 

Commissioner Conrad informed Maintenance Supervisor Biskey that the picnic for the deaf will be held this Friday at Freedom Park.  There will be approximately 50 participants.  Commissioner Conrad passed on their thanks to the Board for allowing them to have the picnic in their park. 

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing more report at this time.   The Board discussed benches/tables for the Lombard landscape project.

 

Director King commented that the Freedom resurfacing project is finished; however, there are some issues that will need to be addressed at a later date.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked Director King to check on the water fountain at Tower Park.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to review and accept the proposal for Lombard Landscape Project for the dollar amount presented by Kamphuis Landscaping, Inc.

Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Resolution #2013-04 to transfer the Fund Balance of the Working Cash Fund to the General Corporate Fund and to abolish the Working Cash Fund.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Resolution # 2013-05 to transfer the Fund Balance of the Paving & Lighting Cash Fund to the General Corporate Fund and to abolish the Paving & Lighting Fund.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Resolution # 2013-06 to Transfer the Fund Balance of the Police Fund to the General Corporate Fund and to abolish the Police Fund.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Combined Budget/Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year ending 4/30/2014 as Ordinance #2013-07.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of the discussion of the employment of specific employee(s).  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.

 

OPEN SESSION:

The Board entered back into open session on May 22, 2013 at 8:53pm.  Everyone was present and accounted for.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the salary increases in accordance with the recommendation of the Park Director.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:54pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

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 25th day of June, 2013.

 

______Rob Lind__________________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
 
Chicago Ridge Park District