June 25, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:58

Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

 of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

June 25, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 6:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Egan absent with notice, 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 Public Hearing dated May 22, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Pratl and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout, Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Combined Committee/Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners Dated May 22, 2013.

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

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout, 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 May/June in the amount of $90,075.30.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout. 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:    

President Pratl commented that the meditation area at Lombard looks great as well as the walking paths at Freedom Park that were seal coated and thanked C&C Asphalt for completing this job in a timely manner.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

Director:

Director King had a few comments regarding the finished projects at Lombard and Freedom.

 

In regard to Ball Fore, Director King informed the Board of a motor vehicle accident that occurred where a car ran into the back of the fence during business hours.  He suggested a call or letter be sent to the Village of Worth requesting additional guard posts in that area.  President Pratl stated that he will make a phone call to the Mayor and hopefully work together with her to insure the safety of our patrons.

 

Director King updated the Board on the Western Open event at Ball Fore.  There are 14 participants registered.

 

Director King reported that the electricity was out at the Lombard building due to the storm.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

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

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the Day Camp program which currently has 130 participants.  Additional staff has been added.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito also reported that there were 24 people who attended the Long Grove Strawberry Festival. 

 

The Western Open will take place on June 28th & 29th. 

 

The T-Ball class starts Tuesday, June 25 – there are currently 18 children registered for the class. 

 

The men’s basketball league game was cancelled due to the Black Hawks Stanley Cup game, but there will be a make-up game.

 

Commissioner Pratl recommended to Recreation Superintendent Malito to begin making plans for the Polar Express event.

 

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey for his report.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that Arnold Heating was out to install the new roof-top unit at Frontier.  All units are now running.

 

In regard to Ball Fore, three batting cages are down and the CPU boards were sent in for repair.  The facility has been cleaned, trimmed and weeded in preparation for the upcoming Western Open.

 

The Lily Pad facility is running very smooth.  Cook County Fence was out to repair a hole in the skate park and to reset the entrance gate at the Lily Pad.

 

Maintenance staff continues to maintain the parks and facilities.   The red cedar fencing at Freedom Park was painted as well.

 

Commissioner Conrad suggested adding some sod to the dead areas of Freedom Park to spruce it up before the 45th anniversary celebration.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan was not at the meeting.  No report was given.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl presented the Oath of Office to Commissioner Lind who recited the Oath and was sworn in. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the Prevailing Wage Ordinance as Ordinance #2013-08.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 6:33pm.  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 24th day of  July, 2013.

 

_____________Rob Lind___________

Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
Chicago Ridge Park District