March 26, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:14

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

March 26, 2014

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, Conrad and Pratl.

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, 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 February 26, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None 

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated March 12, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the cash disbursements for February/March in the amount of $62,110.23.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan seconded by Commissioner Crout. 

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl welcomed Attorney Stillman to the meeting and turned the floor over to him.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman commented that it was good to be back and that he has been continuing to work on some projects with Director King. 

 

In regard to the Fest permit, President Pratl stated that he would like to present the Fest Chairman with the revised permit/addendum by the end of the week.

 

Director:

Director King reported that he met with the accountant regarding the budget and will have the preliminary budget ready for approval at the next meeting.

 

The Board discussed increasing the Ball Fore miniature golf prices.  The Board agreed to keep the senior rate the same and increase the regular game to $6.00.  Other suggestions included reduced re-play prices, specials, punch card, etc. 

 

Director King reported that the batting cage netting/cable will need to be replaced.  The Board was given an estimate for the materials.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that he met with Dan Robinson of Northwest Contractors who will be installing it. The process of ordering the materials and putting it up will take approximately 3-4 weeks.  Director King stated that we will be making an insurance claim for property damage.

 

The Board also discussed the Lily Pad prices.  In keeping with the guidelines set forth in the LWCF Grant, the non-resident fees will be reduced to twice the cost of resident fees.

 

The Board was given a new baseball schedule and field rental agreement for their review.

 

The Board was given a transportation request from School District 127.5 for a field trip to Crestwood.  Commissioner Pratl stated that this is a field trip for which the school district should be getting its own rental bus.  Attorney Stillman also stated that this is a liability issue.  President Pratl stated that he will call Principal Bollinger and let her know that their request was denied.

 

COMMITTEES:

President Pratl gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey to finish his report.

 

Maintenance:

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported he did some playground inspections.  The only issue was with a swing chain which has been replaced. 

 

The free-standing grills in Freedom Park have been removed as they were beginning to loosen and rust.

 

Due to the weather, baseball games have been delayed. As soon as the weather breaks, the fields will be prepared for baseball.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that Floors, Inc. was out to repair some damaged spots to the floor at Frontier.

 

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout commented that she was glad to see that Recreation Superintendent Malito has been doing some safety training with the staff.

 

Commissioner Crout asked about the concert coming up.  Recreation Superintendent Malito stated that he has advertised this event extensively and is confident of a good turnout. 

 

The men’s basketball league finished up and the next league begins Monday, March 31st with 21 teams participating.

 

The Easter Egg Hunt event is coming up on Saturday, April 5th.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito also reported that he will be meeting with the Day Camp Coordinators to begin planning for the summer program which will be June 16th through August 8th.

 

Commissioner Conrad reported that he has been working with Superintendent Malito on researching new blowups for the Recreation Department and requested permission to purchase them.  As this is not a bid item, the Board agreed to allow the purchase.

 

Special Projects: 

President Pratl brought up the Fest permit and addendum for additional discussion.  Attorney Stillman will prepare a letter to the Fest Chairman should the conditions of the addendum not be met by event date.

 

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

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:55pm for the purpose of the discussion of the Employment of Specific Employee(s) and Discussion of Imminent/Pending Litigation.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None                                 Motion Carried.

 

OPEN SESSION

The Board entered back into Open Session 8:01pm. 

Roll Call:

The following Commissioners were present:  Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Also present were Director King and Attorney Stillman.

 

Action Taken on Executive Session Items:

Per the advice of counsel, President Pratl called for a motion to accept the settlement in regard to the PTAB Docket Nos: 08-27478 and 10-31652.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

 

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None             

Motion Carried.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:02pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.   All in favor, everyone responded aye.  Motion Carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_ ____Robert Lind__________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District

  

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 23rd day of April, 2014.

 

___ __Robert Lind____________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
 
Chicago Ridge Park District