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Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:31

 

 

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

June 25, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

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

 

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 Public Hearing dated May 28, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated May 28, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, 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 June 11, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

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 payment of bills from April 16 through June 17, 2014 in the amount of $190,699.79.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl commented that the side of the Freedom Activity Center looks great with the upgrades that are being done.

 

President Pratl also informed the Board that he attended a Centennial meeting last week and updated the Board on the information that was presented.  He will be getting a meeting together and will inform the Board when that will be.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  Director King reported that he has spoken with Attorney Stillman regarding the issues a Ball Fore.  Attorney Stillman will be contacting ComEd to get some answers.

 

Attorney Stillman prepared the Prevailing Wage Ordinance for the Board’s approval.

  

Director:

Director King updated the Board on the issues at Ball Fore stating that they are still working on finding the source of the problem. 

 

Director King reported that the upgrades to the side of the Freedom Activity Center building will be done within the week.

 

The Board was given a news article regarding recent vandalism at a local park.  Director King informed the Board of steps the Maintenance Department is taking to insure the safety of our patrons.

 

In regard to the Commissioners Park sign, Director King informed the Board that Attorney Stillman recommended pursuing reimbursement immediately rather than waiting until next year when the new sign is ordered. 

 

Director King reported on the upcoming dates for Ring of Honor.

 

In regard to a recent baseball tournament, Director King reported that due to poor plannnig by the CRAA, additional port-o-john cleanings were not scheduled.  The Park District was contacted and able to get Drop Zone out to do the cleaning on an emergency basis. 

 

Lombard has had problems with a leak in the ceiling in the front office.  Director King stated that they will need to address this problem in the future.

In regard to the Menard playground project, Director King informed the Board that he has been in contact with Dave Phillips of Speer Financial and suggested that Mr. Philips come to the July Board meeting to discuss the financing for this project.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout had a few questions for Recreation Superintendent Malito then gave him the floor for his report. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that they currently have 148 registrations for Day Camp.  He also reported on the Play Camp program as well as the Park and Pad Time which will begin after camp concludes. 

 

The ADCC grappling event went very well.

 

Western Open will be Friday and Saturday, June 27th & 28th.

 

T-Ball class will begin on Tuesday, June 24th.  There are 17 children registered for this class.

 

The men’s basketball league is finishing up on July 21st and a new league will be starting on July 28th.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad was not at the meeting.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on the issues at Ball Fore stating that ComEd was out again and changed out the neutral/ground equipment.  The facility will continue to be monitored. 

 

He also reported that the sails on the pavilion at Lombard Park were installed with the assistance of the Public Works. Department, the fields were dragged and cleaned before the CRAA tournament, and the playground equipment is being checked for any dangerous conditions in response to the recent vandalism in other area parks.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey also reported that there was a downed Willow tree at Freedom Park due to a recent storm.  John’s Pro Tree Service was called to give an estimate for replacement.

 

Commissioner Pratl commented that the weeds at Ball Fore look like they’re under control and facility is looking much better.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time.

 

Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding rentals for the Lily Pad.  Commissioner Lind suggested limiting it to a specific time.  Director King suggested an hour or two before regular opening with limited participants.  Discussion ensued.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve a 3% raise for all employees who are eligible.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt the Prevailing Wage Ordinance as Ordinance #2014-05.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:51pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.   All in favor, everyone responded aye.  Motion Carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

_ ___Rob Lind___________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

 

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

 

___ _____Rob Lind____________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District