July 24, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:39

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

July 24, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, Illinois’ 36th District Representative Kelly Burke

 

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 Combined Committee/Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated June 25, 2013.  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.

 

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

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Lind

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

Representative Kelly Burke introduced herself to the Board and talked about State financial issues that may affect the Park District; i.e. OSLAD grants, PARC grants, Pension Funds, the State’s efforts to reduce the deficit, etc.  She also informed the Board that they are working on a new timeline for the “summer help” grant that they are working on.  The Board thanked her for coming and presented her with an Honorary “Friend of the Park” Certificate.  She then left the meeting.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve the cash disbursements for June/July in the amount of $152,046.20.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Conrad. 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl had few comments to make as there was nothing pressing to address.

 

Attorney:

President Pratl commented that Attorney Stillman came early to the meeting and brought the Board up to date on several issues after which he departed. 

 

Director:

Director King reported on the success of the 45th Anniversary Celebration event.  It was a great day, the event was well received throughout the community and the staff did a great job.  Commissioner Pratl and Commissioner Conrad also commented on what an outstanding day it was.

 

Ridge Fest begins on July 25th.  Director King commented that the port-o-johns were in a location not authorized by the Park District. 

 

Director King commented that they need to find a solution regarding the skate park.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout asked if the video clips from the 45th Anniversary went up on the website.  Director King said Recreation Superintendent Malito is working on it.  Director King also showed the Board the first draft of the fall brochure and encouraged them to proof-read it.

           

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad reported that the staff is working hard to keep up with their regular duties with being shorthanded. 

 

Special Projects: 

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

 

OLD BUSINESS:

With the Board’s permission, President Pratl signed the permit request and addendum for the Ridge Fest.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Resolution #2013-09 authorizing Michael B. Stillman Esq. and Elizabeth Shine Hermes Esq. to intervene on behalf of the Chicago Ridge Park District in the commercial property tax appeal of Bradley Operating Limited Partnership, 9900 S. Ridgeland (Heritage Commons of Chicago Ridge), Chicago Ridge.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad 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.  President Pratl called for a motion to keep Executive Session minutes closed per advice of counsel.  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.

 

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:49pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

All in favor, aye.  Motion Carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_ Robert Lind_____________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 28th day of August, 2013.

 

Robert Lind______________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District