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Combined Committee/Regular Meeting

of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

February 25, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

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 January 28, 2015.   Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Conrad

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Crout made a motion to approve cash disbursements for December/January in the amount of $53,812.68.    Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Conrad and Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl suggested putting a picture of the proposed mural in the new brochure.  Director King stated that he will look into it.

 

The Board was given quotes from Infinity Technologies for cameras in the parks. Commissioner Pratl reported that he, Commissioner Egan and Commissioner Lind will be getting additional quotes.  Some discussion ensued.

 

Attorney:

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

 

Director:

Director King reported on the status of the Menard Project.  Hacienda and Kids Around the world are ready to go when the weather breaks. 

 

The Board was given quotes from C&C Asphalt and Kamphuis Landscaping for additional work that will be subcontracted out.

 

Director King reported on the new locker policy that has been put into place at Frontier Fieldhouse.  The Board was given a copy of the policy for their review.

 

In regard to PDRMA, Director King informed the Board that PDRMA did pay out on the Ball Fore power surge claim last year.  He also stated that staff will be taking safety classes and getting ready for the safety audit.

 

Ring of Honor is scheduled for an event on March 14th.  WWE contacted the Park District to host a possible event at Frontier.  This would be a huge event and parking might be an issue.

 

Daddy/Daughter Date night was Friday, February 13th.  Attendance was low.

 

Richard’s baseball submitted a permit request for field usage.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout asked Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the Daddy/Daughter Date Night event stating that he does not know why the numbers were low.  Discussion ensued regarding possible changes to the time of the event and/or the day of the event.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the progress of the mural plans.  As soon as the weather breaks, it will begin.

 

Day camp planning has begun.  Some changes will be made to the Wewannatoo Camp to make it more efficient.

 

Disney on Ice trip was the day after the Daddy/Daughter event and was sold out.

 

Grammar school playoff will be starting and leagues will be wrapping up.

 

The Board was given a copy of the brochure for review before final printing.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked if Recreation Superintendent Malito had a chance to look into new fitness equipment.  Recreation Superintendent Malito stated that he contacted LifeFitness and will be meeting with them to discuss it.

 

Maintenance:

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

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on the issues they have had with the bathrooms at Freedom Activity Center.  The Board was given a quote from DiFoggio & Sam Plumbing for two power flush toilets which would help alleviate the problems.

 

New light fixtures have been installed in the bathrooms.  Commissioner Pratl suggested installing motion sensor lights in the bathrooms as well as motion sensor toilets.

 

The fixtures in the Tiny Tot’s bathroom have been removed.  This will now be a storage room.

 

The RAH kids have been using the maze inflatable at Freedom. This inflatable is being disinfected on a regular basis.

 

The lockers at Frontier Fieldhouse have also been cleaned, disinfected and numbered to help with the new locker policy.

 

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that a current mower does not fit the cutting needs of the Park District and will be looking to possibly trade it in.

 

New yellow fence guard has been purchased for Field 1 at Menard.  This will be installed in time for the C.R.A.A. Opening Day.

 

Kirby Built removed the park sign on 107th & Lombard for repair.  This should be back and in place by Friday, February 27th.

 

Commissioner Conrad stated that he and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey have discussed getting the back parking lot of the maintenance garage asphalted as well as remodeling a separate office inside the building for the Maintenance Supervisor.  The Board was in agreement with this.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey will have C&C Asphalt give him a quote.

 

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

 

Special Projects: 

The Board discussed the time-line of the Menard Park project and the bathroom upgrades at Freedom.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

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 7:43pm.  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  25th  day of  March, 2015

 

Robert Lind__________________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District