March 11, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:24


Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners


March 11, 2015



President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:02pm.



The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Lind,  Conrad and Pratl.   Commissioner Egan was absent with notice. Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey.



Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 



There was no one to address the Board.



Chair Report

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


Superintendent’s Report

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that the men’s basketball league is wrapping up and another session will begin again on April 1st.


The Board was given a quote from Life Fitness for new equipment for the Fitness Center for their review.  The quote includes a discount for trade-in value for existing equipment.  The Board agreed to go ahead with the purchase.


Recreation Superintendent Malito reported that he met with Mr. John Howard regarding the mural.  This project will begin when the weather breaks.


Other items reported on:  Easter events for March 28th and day camp planning.


Ball Fore will be opening for weekends on the Saturday after Easter, April 11th.


The brochure went to the printer and will be delivered to residents this week.



Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad asked Maintenance Supervisor Biskey about the sump pump.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that they installed a new one and the situation they had with the plumbing will be monitored.





Supervisor’s Report

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on the quote from Alsip Lawnmower that was given to the Board regarding the purchase of a new lawnmower.  This quote has a discounted price as well as a trade-in value for the current mower.  The Board approved this purchase.


Maintenance Supervisor Biskey also reported that the staff continues to clean and disinfect facilities as well as keeping the lots and sidewalks clean and de-iced.


Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported on the PDRMA safety training courses that he and the maintenance staff have attended and will be attending within the next couple of weeks.


Commissioner Pratl instructed Maintenance Supervisor Biskey to put up the “closed” signs on the ball fields at 107th & Menard.


Commissioner Pratl asked about the quote for the asphalting of the driveway behind the maintenance building.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey reported that he called C&C Asphalt and they will be coming out to do a quote.


Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Supervisor Biskey exited the meeting.


Director’s Report

Director King reported on the start of the Menard Park project.  The construction fencing is in place.  Kids Around the World will be out to remove the existing equipment.


The Board was given a quote from another camera company for their review.  Director King also suggested having a “presence” in the parks as a possible security measure.  There was some discussion regarding the security measures.


Director King brought up some of the changes he would like to make concerning the arcade room; (i.e. changing out some of the games, bring in a vending machine, moving the Pepsi machine from its current location to the arcade room).  More information will be given when received.


They are looking into getting some different food items in the concession stand.


Director King informed the Board that an ad will be going in the newspaper for experienced managers for Ball fore and Lily Pad.


The Board was informed of the final payout from PDRMA for the 2014 vehicle accident claim.


The Board was given the permit request from the Village for this year’s Ridge Fest along with the addendum from last year.  The Board reviewed the addendum and approved the permit request with the 2 weeks’ notice changed to 1 week and with the addendum attached.


Director King informed the Board that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is not issuing PARC grants or OSLAD grants.  He is working with the Chicago Southland for other grants and programs.

The Board was reminded to file their SEI by May 1st.



Chair Report

Commissioner Lind had nothing to report at this time.



Chair Report

Commissioner Egan was not at the meeting.  Commissioner Pratl opened discussion regarding cameras in the parks.  More quotes will be obtained before a decision is made.


In regard to the Menard Playground Project, Director King stated that the equipment is in and the fence is up.



There was no old business to discuss.





There was no need to enter into Executive Session.



President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:57pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.




 ­­­_____ ____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

n"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}
Chicago Ridge Park District