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Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

October 23, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, Maintenance Supervisor Biskey, and Recreation Superintendent Malito, Mr. Dave Phillips, and Mr. Lee Howard.

 

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 September 25, 2013.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

President Pratl opened the floor to Director King who introduced Mr. Dave Phillips of Speer Financial and Mr. Lee Howard of Governmental Accounting.

 

**Commissioner Lind entered the meeting at 7:08pm.**

 

Mr. Dave Phillips addressed the Board concerning the bond sale.  The Board was given a copy of the results of the sale and recommended that the Board approve the low bid from Beverly Bank.  The board thanked him from coming.  He then exited the meeting.

 

Mr. Lee Howard addressed the Board concerning the levy and explained the tax history/projection that was presented to the Board. He recommended the Board approve the determination of amounts to be levied at $2,135,924 which is a 3.5% increase.  The Board thanked him for coming.  He then exited the meeting.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve the cash disbursements for September/October in the amount of $48,322.51.  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 nothing to report at this time.

 

Attorney:

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

 

Director:

Director King brought the Board up to date regarding the Village’s Anniversary plans.  The Village is looking to have their Anniversary Ball at Frontier Fieldhouse in April.  Commissioner Pratl commented that the Family Festival is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of September 19th, 20th & 21st. 

 

Director King commented that the CRAA is looking to leave little league and go to another organization similar to travel ball.  If this is the case, the Park District’s ball fields may need to be changed to accommodate club teams. 

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout asked about the LifeFitness equipment.  Recreation Superintendent Malito stated that he is getting quotes for newer equipment, but will also be attending the Club Industry’s Conference & Expo to see what else is available.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the turn-around time for the equipment.  Recreation Superintendent Malito stated that it is about a month.  There was some discussion regarding staying with the same brand or going with something different.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito informed the Board of an e-mail he received whereby he was informed that using the name “Polar Express” for their holiday train ride event is an infringement on copyright laws.  He recommended changing the name of their event.  The Board discussed several options and settled on “Santa’s Express”. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito informed the Board that the on-line polling for the holiday house decorating contest is set up.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on upcoming programs.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad informed the Board that the new truck is on order and will be in by Thanksgiving.  He then gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey.

 

Supervisor Biskey thanked the Board for sending him to the NRPA Conference in Houston. 

 

Ball Fore is officially closed and winterized.  He also reported that the Park District is hosting a Ring of Honor Wrestling event on October 26th.  The maintenance staff will be assisting and cleaning up.

 

Maintenance staff has continued to clean all buildings. Parks and playgrounds are also being maintained.

 

There was discussion regarding the removal of the sails as well as the removal of the skate park.  Supervisor Biskey stated that they might leave the sails up as there is very little risk of damage by leaving them up but there is shrinkage if taken down.  He also stated that the maintenance staff can remove some of the smaller pieces of the skate park, but will need a company to come out to remove the bigger ones.  Director King stated that they will get estimates for this work.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan was not at the meeting.  No report was given.  President Pratl informed the Board that Attorney Stillman is looking to rent Frontier Fieldhouse in November for a baseball recruiting event.  More information will be forthcoming.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the determination of amounts to be levied in the amount of $2,135,924 – 3.5%.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to accept the low bid for the General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds from Beverly Bank & Trust, Chicago, Illinois for the interest rate of $1.3500%.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call
Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds, Series 2013 as Ordinance #2013-10.  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 8:20.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

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 11th day of December, 2013.

 

___ ___Robert Lind_____________________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 

 
 
Chicago Ridge Park District