July 22, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 09:31

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

July 22, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

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

Commissioners Conrad and Lind were absent with notice.

Also present: Director King

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 22, 2015.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting Board Meeting of May 13, 2015.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl made a motion to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing dated June 10, 2015.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl made a motion to approve the minutes of the Combined Regular Committee/Board Meeting of June 10, 2015.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Crout

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting Board of June 24, 2015.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Crout.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Egan

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee Meeting Board Meeting of July 8, 2015.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

Prior to approving payment of the bills, Director King reported on the progress of the audit report.  First draft of the management letter was received.  He is working with Knutte & Associates on this.  Final draft should be ready by next meeting. 

 

President Pratl stated that they should have a policy in place for reimbursement of conference expenses instead of monies given in advance. Discussion ensued.

 

Commissioner Crout made a motion to approve cash disbursements for June/July in the amount of $68,693.25.   Motion was seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

REPORTS

President:

Commissioner Pratl made a few comments regarding the accomplishments of the Park District this year thus far.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman was not at the meeting.  President Pratl stated that he spoke with Attorney Stillman and told him there was no need for his attendance at this meeting.

 

Director:

Director King reported that the security company, Danmark, is patrolling the parks and reporting their findings.

 

In regard to Guardian Park, Director King reported that he has spoken with two different playground companies who saw the park and will be getting some ideas from them. 

The improvements to Guardian thus far have had a positive impact.

 

The water usage at the Lily Pad has been constant at a relative normal rate.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito is working on the new fall/winter brochure.  The fees/classes will be increased by $1. Commissioner Crout asked about ad space.  Director King stated that they are working on that.

 

Ridge Fest is this week.  The Village did not schedule the pre-fest walk through.

 

Director King reported on the safety audit of the parks/programs from P.D.R.M.A. that was done this week.  The few concerns that were brought up will be addressed.  The staff continues to do a good job with safety training, food sanitation certifications, etc.

 

The NRPA Conference is scheduled for September 15-17.  Director King encouraged the Board to let him know if they will be attending.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Crout reviewed the written report submitted by Recreation Superintendent Malito.

 

The Board was given a proof for the Swooper Flag for their review. Day Camp is going well with numbers over 200.  RAH registration will begin on Monday, July 27th.  Santa Express dates have been booked for the upcoming Christmas season.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Egan reviewed the written report submitted by Maintenance Superintendent Biskey.

 

Ball Fore and Lily Pad have been running great.  The small sink hole that was discovered in the parking lot at the Lily Pad has been fixed.

 

Commissioner Egan reported on the upgrades to Guardian Park as well as some of the landscape work done throughout the parks.

 

Commissioner Egan stated that he will be part of the post-fest walk through.  Commissioner Pratl stated that he texted the Mayor regarding putting up the protective fence around the playground at Freedom during the Fest.  The fence is now up. 

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad was not at the meeting.  There was some discussion regarding the meditation area at Lombard.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

There was no new business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Pratl called for a motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:35pm for the purpose of the semi-annual review of Executive Session minutes.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.

 

Open Session:

The Board entered back into Open Session at 8:38pm.

Roll Call:

The following Commissioners were present: Crout, Egan, Pratl

Director King was also present.

 

Action taken on Executive Session Items:

President Pratl called for a motion to keep the Executive Session minutes closed per advice of counsel as the need for confidentiality still exists.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call:

Ayes:              Crout, Egan, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion carried.

 

ADJOURN

On a personal note, President Pratl wanted to let Commissioner Lind know that their prayers are with him and his family. He then called for a motion to adjourn at 8:39pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Crout.   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 26th day of August, 2015

 

___ ___ _ __ Robert Lind_____________________

Robert Lind, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District