November 13, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:01
 

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

November 13, 2013

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout absent with notice, Lind absent with notice, Egan, Conrad and Pratl.   Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Chair Report

In the absence of Commissioner Crout, President Pratl opened discussion regarding the quote from LifeFitness.  Two new treadmills and one new elliptical will be ordered for the fitness center.

 

The Board was given a written report from Recreation Superintendent Malito for their review.  Turkey Shoot will be taking place November 21st, Instructional Basketball league will be starting Saturday, November 16th, Co-Ed Adult volleyball league will begin December 6th and the Men’s Basketball league will begin playoffs on November 18th.

 

Director King reported that the Santa’s Express event sold out at the registration on November 9th. 

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad reported on the purchase of the new pickup truck which is expected before Thanksgiving. 

 

The Board was given a quote for the installation of a new water heater at Frontier Fieldhouse.  Commissioner Conrad recommended going with the smaller water heater that was quoted.  Commissioner Pratl noticed a discrepancy in the amount stated in the proposal.  Director King stated that there are two different prices depending on the size of the water heater.  He will get a new quote for the 82 gallon water heater.

 

Commissioner Conrad opened discussion regarding the Ball Fore incident in which the fence was damaged by a motorist.  Attorney Stillman stated that he has contacted the driver’s insurance numerous times and is waiting for a reply.  At this time, Attorney Stillman recommended continuing to try and get a response from the insurance company rather than pursue legal action at this time.  Commissioner Conrad reported that they are looking into getting some additional barriers put in.  Discussion ensued.

 

Commissioner Conrad stated that he would like the skate park, blacktop and fence removed at Freedom Park.  The Board agreed.  Supervisor Biskey informed the Board of several quotes he received for this work.  After review of these quotes, the Board agreed to go with Kamphuis Landscaping.  This work will be done within the next week or two.

 

Commissioner Conrad commented that they will be looking into replacing the water fountains at Freedom Park.

 

Supervisor’s Report

Maintenance Supervisor reported on the general maintenance done on the parks, buildings and vehicles.

 

The Board was also given a quote from Sportsfields, Inc. for the proposed modification of the ball fields.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

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

 

Director King reported on the current health insurance plans.  He recommended not changing plans at this point.

 

Director King reported on the P.D.R.M.A. Property/Casualty meeting that he attended.

 

In regard to the unemployment issue, the Board discussed the practicality of pursuing any additional appeals on this issue.  Attorney Stillman recommended not pursuing any additional appeals.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no new business to discuss. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

President Pratl called for a motion to move the Regular Board Meeting of November 27, 2013 to December 11, 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.

President Pratl called for a motion to appoint Commissioner Crout and Commissioner Conrad as delegates to the annual business meeting of the Illinois Association of Park Districts.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, 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 7:59pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.  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