December 10, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:21

 

 

Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

December 10, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.

 

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.

 

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 November 12, 2014.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements for November 5th through December 1st in the amount of $414,407.87.  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 had a few complimentary comments regarding the Turkey Shoot.  The Menard playground project will be addressed later in the meeting in Special Projects. 

 

 

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman will give his report in Special Projects.

 

Director:

Director King informed the Board that ComEd will be paying a portion of the damages sustained at Ball Fore due to the power surges in June.

 

The Levy Ordinance will be adopted under New Business and the Tax Abatement Ordinances will be adopted at the January 14th Board meeting.

 

Two current staff members have applied for the open maintenance position.

 

Director King reported that the Frontier inspection went very well and we received a score of 97%.  

 

The Board was given a permit request from Finley Junior High for next year’s graduation.

 

The Board was given October financial statements for their review.

 

Director King informed the Board of the new sanitation certification law.  All staff working with concession will be required to take an on-line course and receive a sanitation certificate.

 

The Park District may need to look into another company for arcade amusement products as their current provider may be out of business.

 

The Board authorized Director King to handle the holiday bonuses at his discretion.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout gave the floor to Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report.

 

Superintendent Malito reported on the Holiday events coming up:  Santa Express, Elf Help, and Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Gingerbread House Making and calls from Santa. There are also some trips coming up during the holiday season. 

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito showed the Board new renderings from the artist from Moraine Valley for the mural for the Freedom Activity Center building.  The Board discussed the drawings.

 

Maintenance:

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

 

Supervisor Biskey reported that the new rooftop unit was installed at Frontier Fieldhouse.  He also reported that the restroom light fixtures need to be replaced at Freedom Activity Center.

 

Annual fire inspections were done by Reliable Fire.  There were no issues.

 

Randall Industries will perform a safety inspection and preventative maintenance on the list at Frontier on December 11th.

 

Christmas lights are up; all facilities continue to be cleaned and checked, the sails on the shade structure at Lombard Park have been removed and stored.

 

Supervisor Biskey reported on some vandalism at the Administration building over the weekend. 

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey then exited the meeting.

 

Special Projects: 

Director King opened discussion with the Menard Park playground project time-line.  The Board decided on a 90-day project completion date of 4/14/15 with a $2,000 per day penalty thereafter; Attorney Stillman will draft language for the bid specs.

 

The Board continued to discuss the placement of the swings, the pathway, logo, surfacing, etc.  The Board agreed to surface the whole area in lieu of using wood chips.

 

In regard to the Intergovernmental Agreement with School District 127.5, which is needed prior to any renovation to the Menard playground, Attorney Stillman reported that he has been in contact with the school’s Superintendent and the Business Manager who were very cooperative.  He is hoping that the IGA will be on the agenda for the School Board meeting on Tuesday and be approved.

 

Attorney Stillman also reported that he has been working on the language for the late fee for the project completion and will have the bid notice in the newspaper by either December 23rd or December 24th.

 

Attorney Stillman informed the Board that he will file the Levy Ordinance after adoption by the Board.

 

Attorney Stillman exited the meeting at 7:52pm.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to adopt an Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the tax year 2014 as Ordinance #2014-10.  Commissioner Crout made the motion 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 authorize the Attorney to prepare and publish bid specs for the Menard Playground project.  Commissioner Conrad made the motion and Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to amend the motion as printed on the agenda and move the December 24th Board Meeting to January 14, 2015.  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.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter into Executive Session. 

 

ADJOURN

Before adjournment, Director King presented Commissioner Pratl and Commissioner Crout with an IAPD ten- year service award plaque.

 

President Pratl ended the meeting with a few year-end comments in retrospect of the work the Park District has accomplished over the year.

 

Commissioner Conrad also complimented the Board, Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey for doing a great job and stated that it was a privilege to serve on the Board of Commissioners.

 

The President and Board wished the staff a Merry Christmas.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:05.  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 28th day of  January, 2015.

 

___ Robert Lind___________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District