March 12, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners


March 12, 2014



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



The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Lind, Egan, Conrad  and Pratl.   Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito, and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey.



Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 



There was no one to address the Board.



Chair Report

Commissioner Crout asked Recreation Superintendent Malito about the marketing for the concert event at Frontier.  Recreation Superintended Malito stated that he will be sending out flyers this week.


Superintendent’s Report

Recreation Superintendent Mailto reported on the upcoming Easter events.  They will be having an Easter Egg Hunt ON April 3rd and Breakfast with the Bunny on April 12th. 


Basketball leagues are winding up; the men’s basketball league has already begun filling up with teams for the next session with 18 teams signed up.


The Board was given quotes for security cameras for their review and Recreation Superintendent Mailto reported on the different proposals.  Commissioner Pratl commented that they will keep this in mind for special projects.


The mini-instructional basketball program did not have enough participants signed up. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad commented that the maintenance department is still coping with the snow removal.


Supervisor’s Report

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that they have begun priming the summer equipment (mowers, weed whips, etc.) in anticipation for the spring and summer months.  All maintenance vehicles have had oil changes and checkups.


The schedules for some field rentals have come in.  The staff will be preparing the fields once the weather breaks.


New 6 foot tables were purchased for use at Frontier as well as for any party rentals.


Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that they had a problem with plumbing at Frontier which has been repaired.


Commissioner Pratl asked Director King about future Ring of Honor events.  Director King stated that they have signed on for an event on August 23rd.   


Director’s Report

Director King reported that Recreation Superintendent Malito attended the annual meeting of the Oak Lawn Park District Special Recreation Department and the cop-ops. The Board was given a copy of the agreement for their review.


Director King also reported on the upcoming concert on March 27th. 


In regard to Ball Fore, he commented that he will have more information at the next meeting regarding the increase in prices.


Commissioner Lind asked if the new tables came with a rack.  Director King stated that they did not.  Commissioner Lind also asked about the field rentals.  Director King stated that they have the schedules worked out; however, due to the weather the fields may not be playable by game time in March.


Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey then exited the meeting at 7:35pm.


In regard to the Ridge Fest permit, Director King stated that the permit request came in without the addendum attached and he gave the Board a copy of a revised addendum for their review.  The Board discussed the revisions.  


President Pratl informed the Board that due to Attorney Stillman’s health issues, he   requested a back-up attorney be put in place should the need arise and would like to bring him to a meeting with Attorney Stillman to meet the Board of Commissioners.  The attorney that he requested is a local attorney who works for Attorney Stillman. 



Chair Report

Commissioner Lind had nothing to report at this time.



Chair Report

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.



There was no old business to discuss.



President Pratl called for a motion to approve an emergency expenditure for an alarm system to Tyco Integrated Security in the amount of $22,050 pursuant to the Park Attorney’s memo.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call:

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.



There was no need for Executive Session.



President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:55pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.





__Robert Lind______________________

Robert Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District


Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 26th day of  March, 2014.


____Robert Lind__________________

Robert Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District


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