September 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:12

 

 

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

September 24, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Crout, Lind, Egan absent with notice, Conrad 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 Regular Board meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated August 27, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Pratl.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout, Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing dated September 10, 2014.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Lind

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated September 10, 2014.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         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 August/September disbursements in the amount of $60,073.63.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl commented on the plans for the new Menard playground stating that ideally they should go out to bid by last meeting in December. 

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about the ComEd claim.  Director King reported that ComEd’s Claim Department is currently looking into the matter.

 

In regard to the mural for Freedom Activity Center, the Board was given a quote from Saint Xavier to review.  Commissioner Pratl commented that they will be getting another quote for comparison.  This will be a spring project.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting. No report was given. 

 

Director:

Director King reported on the time-line for the Menard playground project.  The Board was given new renderings to review.

 

Director King reported that the conference call regarding the bond rating went very well. 

 

Director King informed the Board that there will be a TIF meeting on September 29th.

 

Oak Lawn High School rented our bleachers for their cross-town game.

 

Registrations for leagues at Frontier have begun.  He anticipates that this facility will be fully rented.

 

The Board discussed the mural at Freedom Activity Center and possibly leaving space for advertising.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout commented on the great start for the RAH program. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the basketball and volleyball league registrations commenting that they are making a couple of changes which would give the players more time on the court.

 

An ad went in the miniature golf book for the Masters Tournament highlighting the 2015 Western Open at Ball Fore on Saturday, June 27th & June 28th.  The next Illinois Open will be Saturday, June 13th.

 

The old exercise mats were removed from the exercise room.

 

The Board was given a flyer regarding the new bus cameras for their review.  This will be sent out to the parents.   Commissioner Pratl suggested also putting the notice in the next brochure.

 

There was discussion regarding the mural.  Commissioner Conrad commented that an artist from Tinley Park will be calling Recreation Superintendent Malito.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about Halloween in the Park.  This event will take place on October 25th.  Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on some of the activities planned.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad commented that the proposal from John’s Pro Tree Service for the removal of 8 trees and stump grinding was good.  The Board agreed to have the work done.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on some issues at the parks with graffiti and broken equipment.  These issues have been addressed.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey also reported on the general maintenance of the parks and facilities.

 

Director King reported that the Chicago Ridge Library is closed due to bed bugs.  He assured the Board that the maintenance staff has been and will continue to disinfect and sanitize the Park District’s facilities on a regular basis.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey went into detail on the specific cleaning procedures they employ.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

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

 

OLD BUSINESS:

The Board reviewed and discussed the playground renderings for Menard Park.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.


ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:41pm.  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 22nd day of October, 2014.

 

___ ___Robert Lind___________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District