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Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

April 22, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Egan, Conrad, Lind and Pratl. Commissioner Crout, 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.

 

President Pratl informed the Board that Finance (item #6 on the Agenda) will be addressed after Reports (item #7 of the Agenda) as Commissioner Egan would be leaving the meeting after Reports due to a family emergency.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee/Board meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated March 25, 2015.   Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Conrad, Egan, Lind, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting of the Board of Commissioners dated April 8, 2015.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Lind, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Conrad

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

Commissioner Lind made a motion to approve cash disbursements for March/April in the amount of $249,520.89.   Motion was seconded by Commissioner Conrad.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Lind, Conrad, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl commented on the progress of the Menard Playground project.

 

The mural is moving along.  Baseball fields look good.  He also commented that the new fitness equipment looks good.

 

Attorney:

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

 

Director:

Director King stated that he spoke with Attorney Stillman regarding a request from a patron who wants to bring in her own food for a party at Ball Fore.  Attorney Stillman recommended allowing this as the request was for a religious reason.  Director King also informed the Board that he asked Attorney Stillman if they could then increase the fee for the party rental since the renter would not be buying food from the Park District.  Attorney Stillman did not recommend it.

 

Director King also spoke with Attorney Stillman regarding the possible enforcement of the $2,000 per day penalty as the contractor did not finish by the completion date stated in the contract.  A review will be made as to the reasons for the delay.

 

Director King stated that they are looking into getting new divider curtains for Frontier.  Repair will be much more cost effective than purchasing new at this point. 

 

The budget will need to be discussed at next meeting.  Staff needs and special purchases will need to be discussed in preparing the new budget.

 

Director King is still working on the grant from the Chicago Southland for the Ball Fore Western Open.

 

There is a concern with the water charges at the Lily Pad.  This will need to be addressed when this facility is opened.  As of this point, no leak has been detected.  Director King will work with the Village to see what the problem is.

 

A new slushy machine was purchased for Ball Fore at a substantial savings since it was an unused showroom model.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout was not at the meeting.  The floor was given to Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report.

 

Superintendent Malito reported on the new fitness machines which were delivered on Friday, April 10th.

 

Infinity Technologies came out and installed a new camera to monitor the mural at Freedom.

 

Final plans for the Day Camp program are being made.  They are in the process of getting the staff trained in CPR/First Aid.  Day camp begins on June 15th.

 

Mother/Son Bowl will take place on Friday, May 1st. 

 

The annual Tiny Tot Prom will take place on Friday, May 8th at Frontier Fieldhouse.

 

A new vending machine for Frontier has been ordered.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Egan reported that the fields and parks are looking good.  He commented that the new mower is working out well.

 

Commissioner Egan also reported that three of the batting cages were down when he was there.  Maintenance Supervisor Biskey has taken care of some minor issues.

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

 

Supervisor Biskey reported that C&C Asphalt will be out to do the work at Menard sometime in May.

 

Doran’s Landscape was out to demo the old planter box and install a new one.  They also built the berm and will be installing the plants and CRPD bushes.

 

All ball fields continue to be raked and dragged.  Grounds are cut and trimmed.  Facilities are checked and cleaned on a daily basis.

 

The sump pump was replaced at the Administration building.

 

On Wednesday April 15th, Allis Engineering, who works with PDRMA, was out to perform an infrared test on the electrical systems at Frontier Fieldhouse.   There were no issues.  Commissioner Pratl asked if the person who performed the test was wearing personal protective equipment.  Supervisor Biskey said he was not.  Director King stated that he will inform PDRMA of this.

 

Commissioner Pratl asked about refinishing the bridges/hand rails/score card stands at Ball Fore.  Supervisor Biskey stated that they are working on sprucing things up.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito, Maintenance Supervisor Biskey and Commissioner Egan then left the meeting at 8:48pm.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad commented that the projects they started out with are nearing completion.  He suggested possibly looking into putting up a gazebo.

 

Commissioner Pratl stated that they still need to look into camera options.

 

Director King stated that he has been looking into getting security at the parks and is close to choosing a company to go with.  This is necessary to keep the parks safe both for the patrons and the Park District.  Discussion ensued.

 

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 8:57pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Lind 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 22nd day of July, 2015

 

Robert Lind_ ___________________________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District