October 22, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:22

 


Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

October 22, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey, Vice President of Speer Financial Mark Jeretina.

 

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 September 24, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated October 8, 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

President Pratl gave the floor to Mr. Mark Jeretina from Speer Financial to report on the bond sales.  Mr. Jeretina reported that it went very well and that they received lower than projected bids which will yield additional monies for the Park District’s capital improvements.

 

The Board thanked Mr. Jeretina for coming; he then exited the meeting.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements in the amount of $66,170.34.  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.

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl commented on the plans for the new Menard playground.  The Board was given some contrasting pictures of the current equipment at Menard alongside the newer equipment from the other parks.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman had nothing to report at this time.

 

Director:

Director King made a few comments regarding the pictures from the parks.  He also stated that after seeing the size of the zip line at the NRPA Conference it would not be feasible to have that piece of equipment at Menard Park.  He informed the Board that Chuck Gardner from NuToys will be at the November 12th Board meeting with new pictures for the Board to consider.  They may need to call a special meeting to keep moving forward with this project.

 

Director King reported on recent vandalism to the port-o-johns at two of the parks, as well as the sign at Lombard and the bricks around the planter boxes.

 

The canine inspections for bed bugs took place and the Park District received a clean report.

 

Director King reported that Trustee Amanda Cardin from the Village of Chicago Ridge requested permission to trim the Park District’s trees for a beautification project they are working on.  Director King will obtain more information prior to granting their request.  He also reported on some of the rental requests he has received from the School District, Village, etc., many of which are free of charge.  Commissioner Pratl expressed concerns regarding liability/cost issues regarding these requests.

 

The Board was informed of meeting time change beginning with the November 12th Board Meeting.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout commented that she liked the idea Recreation Superintendent Malito had about asking the Boy Scouts to cook a pancake breakfast for the Breakfast with Santa event as a thank you to the Park District for the use of the Park’s facilities throughout the year.  The Board gave Superintendent Malito the go-ahead to contact the Scouts with this request.

 
Superintendent Malito reported on the Halloween at the Park event as well as the league registrations for Frontier.

 

The Board was given a proof of the winter brochure for their review.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Conrad gave the floor to Maintenance Supervisor Biskey for his report.

 

Supervisor Biskey reported on the canine inspections; a formal report will be sent to the Park District. 

 

Supervisor Biskey reported that he met with a representative from PCS Industries to discuss cleaning and hygiene products.  Their products/pricing will be compared to the District’s current supplier.

 

There are some issues with the furnaces at some of the facilities which will need to be addressed in the future.  The Board discussed replacing the units.

 

The Board discussed the playground pictures.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan had nothing to report at this time. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Director King, Commissioner Conrad and Commissioner Crout reported on their trip to the NRPA Conference.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to accept low bid for the General Obligation Park Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2014A from Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Milwaukee, WI at an interest rate of 2.9695%.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Ordinance #2014-08, an Ordinance authorizing General Obligation Park Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2014A.

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.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to accept low bid for the General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds, Series 2014B from Beverly Bank & Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois at an interest rate of 1.30%.  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.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Ordinance #2014-09, an Ordinance authorizing General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds, Series 2014B.

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.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 9:04.  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 12th day of November, 2014.

 

___ ___Robert Lind_____________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District