April 8, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:29

 

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

April 8, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Also present: Director King.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

RECREATION COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Crout complimented the staff on the Easter holiday events stating that although she was not able to attend, she heard some very good things regarding the event. 

 

She asked about the LifeFitness equipment.  Director King stated that the equipment will be delivered on the 10th and the event was postponed until the 18th to allow for maximum participation.  A flyer will be given to the fitness members for this event.

 

Commissioner Pratl attended the Breakfast with the Bunny event and thanked the Boy Scouts for preparing the food.

 

Commissioner Egan complimented the maintenance staff on the smooth transition and cleanup of the facilities.

 

Superintendent’s Report

Recreation Superintendent Malito was not at the meeting; Director King reviewed the written report with the Board.

 

Day Camp coordinators have been planning the Day Camp program, field trips are being booked; registration begins Monday, April 20th.

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad was not at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

Supervisor’s Report

Maintenance Supervisor Biskey was not at the meeting; Director King reviewed his written report with the Board.

 

Pressure assist toilets were installed at Freedom Activity Center.  Staff will continue to monitor the issues.

 

The middle curtain at Frontier Fieldhouse is showing wear and tear and will need to be replaced.  They are in the process of getting quotes for this.  The Board discussed some options regarding color, graphics, etc.

 

In regard to the fields, they have been dragged and raked, and teams have been practicing. 

 

They are getting ready for opening Ball Fore on Saturday, April 11th.  

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Lind called for a motion to adopt the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2015/2016.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Lind, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Director King reported on the progress of the Menard Park project and discussed possible ribbon cutting dates.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

President Pratl stated for the record that Commissioner Lind requested a seat change which was granted and that Commissioner Egan requested to be on a different Committee; he was put on the Maintenance Committee.  Commissioner Conrad was put on Special Projects Committee.  President Pratl reiterated that they have and will continue to all work together on every Committee.

 

Director King informed the Board that Ball Fore is in need of new batting cage netting.  Commissioner Pratl asked if the wooden decks/bridges could be stained.  Director King will look into that.  They are also looking into getting a new slushy machine for Ball Fore.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no need to enter into Executive Session.

 

 ADJOURN. 

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:32pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Lind.  All in favor, aye.  Motion carried.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

 

 ­­­____Robert Lind________

Robert Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this  22nd  day of April, 2015.

 

 _____ Robert Lind________

Robert Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 
Chicago Ridge Park District