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Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:17

 



Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

November 12, 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, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey, and Mr. Chuck Gardner from NuToys.

 

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 October 22, 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 informed Mr. Gardner that he will be given the floor when they come to Special Projects.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements in the amount of $50,448.60.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

 

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 new pictures for their review.  Due to the upcoming holidays and the limited number of Board meetings, President Pratl stated that the Board will either need to have a special meeting or communicate via e-mail to finalize plans for the playground. 

 

Due to the upcoming holidays, December bonuses will be addressed at the December 10th Board meeting.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting; however, the Board was given a Resolution to adopt regarding the property tax appeal of Sears #1840 which was discussed at a previous meeting.

 

Director:

Director King informed the Board that he will be working with Superintendent Malito to secure grant monies for next year’s programs.

 

The Board will need to approve the determination of amounts to be levied.  The Ordinance will be adopted at the December 10th Board meeting.

 

Director King informed the Board that due to the low interest rate on the sale of the Bonds, the Park District will glean additional funds for special projects.

 

The Board was informed of the deadline for the IAPD Conference in January and was encouraged to let Director King know if they will be going.

 

The Board was given a permit request for a military sendoff get together.

 

Director King informed the Board that the health insurance plan is being reviewed and they may switch brokers and dental provider.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout asked about the Santa Express registration.  Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that they sold out within 20 minutes.

 

Superintendent Malito also reported that the Cub Scouts cannot do the pancake breakfast for the Breakfast with Santa event as he was hoping. 

 

Superintendent Malito reported on the leagues and the Halloween at the Park event which was held on October 25th stating that it went very well.

 

Men’s basketball league concluded and the next league is set to begin on December 2nd.

 

Maintenance:

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

 

Supervisor Biskey reported on his meeting with Arnold’s Heating regarding the units at Frontier.  The Board was given an estimate.  The Board agreed to replace the existing heat exchanger for the larger unit but order a new smaller unit.  This will be done before winter hits.

Supervisor Biskey also reported that he has changed janitorial and facility supply companies.

 

Supervisor Biskey met with Kim Reece who is working on a beautification project for the village and is in need of tree branches.  She was out on Saturday, November 8th to collect branches from the back of Freedom Park.

 

In regard to the trees at Ball Fore which are blocking the sign, Supervisor Biskey was advised by a professional that since they are Ash Trees, they would not survive a transplant. He recommended taking them out and replacing them with bushes or smaller trees.   

 

The Lombard administration building address numbers were vandalized.  New numbers have been ordered.

 

President Pratl commented that the facilities and parks are looking good.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito then exited the meeting.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Egan gave the floor to Chuck Gardner from NuToys to report on the plans for the Menard playground project.  Director King made a few comments regarding the pictures that were given to the Board and stated that he has already discussed some changes with Mr. Gardner which were outlined for the Board.  Some of the items discussed included shade shelter, moving the climbing ball, logo, open panels, scoreboard, planter box, swings, prices, surfacing options and colors.

 

Director King commented that the Board will need to have their plans finalized by the December 10th meeting in order to keep on target with the timeline.

 

Mr. Gardner went over his photo boards and addressed the measurements, changes, add-ons and colors that the Board discussed.  After a few more questions/comments, Mr. Gardner exited the meeting.

 

President Pratl stated for the record that Commissioner Egan exited the meeting at 8:18pm.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey exited the meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the determination of amounts to be levied.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt Resolution #2014-11 authorizing attorneys Michael B. Stillman and Elizabeth Shine Hermes to intervene on behalf of the Chicago Ridge Park District in the commercial property tax appeal of Sears #1840.

Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to move the November 26th Board Meeting to a combined meeting on December 10th.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl wished the District a Happy Thanksgiving and called for a motion to adjourn at 8:37pm.  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 10th day of  December, 2014.

 

___ ______Robert Lind_________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District