December 11, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:04

Combined Regular Committee/Board Meeting

 of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

December 11, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:02pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, Maintenance Supervisor Biskey, and Recreation Superintendent Malito.

 

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 October 23, 2013.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Lind, Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated November 13, 2013.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, 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 October 17 through December 3, 2013 in the amount of $107,044.39.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan. 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl complimented the Recreation staff and Recreation Superintendent Malito for a successful Santa Express event. 

 

President Pratl informed the Board that he had a conversation with Director King and decided to go ahead and approve holiday bonuses as time is short to get these to the employees with their next pay check due to the November 28th Board meeting being moved. 

 

Attorney:

President Pratl commented that he spoke with Attorney Stillman regarding the tax appeals and Attorney Stillman is working on these.

 

Director:

Director King reported that they have paid the bonds which were due.

 

The skate park was completely removed.  The Park District received a credit for the scrap metal.  Director King encouraged the Board to consider taking down the fence by the basketball courts.

 

Freedom renovation work has begun.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey and staff have been doing a lot of the work.

 

Director King informed the Board that the new truck is in and ready for the season.

 

Director King reported on the TIF meeting that he attended.

 

The Board was informed that the IAPD Conference is coming up and encouraged to let Administration know if they will be attending.

 

In regard to the potential changes to the ball fields, Director King reported that he met with representatives from CRAA and stated that everyone is on the same page as to where certain ages will be able to play.  Not all the changes proposed will be done and much of the work that is needed will be done in house.  Some discussion ensued.

 

Director King informed the Board that a new vending machine was ordered for Freedom Activity Center.  This will be put in over the holidays.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

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

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the Santa’s Express event as well as the other holiday events that are scheduled, and sports leagues. 

 

The new fitness cardio machines are scheduled to arrive Friday, December 13th.

 

There were 72 people that attended the Senior Bingo.  Each participant received a floor mat and certificate.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the maintenance staff has been busy with a number of things including the Freedom renovations.  He also reported that the new carport for the buses is on order.  He then gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on the specific work the staff has been doing at the Freedom Activity Center.  He is getting some estimates for the gym floor. 

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that the new water heater is in at Frontier. 

 

The new carport will be in by the 3rd week of January, weather permitting.

 

Christmas lights and decorations have been put up as well as holiday signs.

 

Vehicles will be getting oil changes and check-ups.

 

Sails at Lombard have been taken down with the help of the Village’s Public Works Department.

 

Commissioner Conrad stated that he would like to get the basketball fence down this winter.  Discussion ensued.  The board agreed to take the fence down now.

 

Director King made a few favorable comments on the integral part that the Maintenance Supervisor and Recreation Superintendent have in tackling all the projects and special purchases that are currently underway and complimented them on doing a good job.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan did not have anything further to report.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the levy of taxes for the tax year 2013 as Ordinance #2013-11.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Ordinance #2013-12, abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay debt service on General Obligation Park Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2006.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Ordinance #2013-13, abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2013 to pay debt service on General Obligation Park Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2012.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move the Regular Board Meeting of December 25, 2013 to January 8, 2014.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl wished everyone associated with the Park District:  employees, Director King, Board of Commissioners, a very merry Christmas and safe New Year.  President Pratl then called for a motion to adjourn at 8:02pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout 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 22nd day of  January, 2014.

 

_______Robert Lind________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District    

 
 
Chicago Ridge Park District