August 12, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 09:33
 

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

August 12, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 8:05pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Crout, Conrad, Egan, and Pratl.   Commissioner Lind 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 asked Director King about RAH registration.  Director King reported that they currently have 30 children but expects it to pick up once school starts.

 

In the absence of Recreation Superintendent Malito, Director King continued to review the written report that was submitted. 

 

Men’s basketball league begins on August 12th and will run through November 18th.  They are also working with the Windy City basketball program that has been renting the courts as they are looking to host a weekend tournament on November 7th & 8th.

 

A copy of the Fall brochure was given to the Commissioners for their review.  Final copy will be done by the end of the week.

 

The new neon green safety vests for the Day Camp/RAH counselors have come in and they are being worn.

 

There have been a couple of field trips to our Lily Pad by outside organizations – Penny Lane and Palos Day Care.  Commissioner Conrad asked if there was any news regarding the water issue.  Director King stated that he expects a meeting with the Village now that the Ridge Fest is over.  There was a two-day shut down due to a broken clamp which was repaired.

 

Commissioner Pratl stated that he heard the children enjoyed the field trip to Maggie Daley Park.


MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

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

 

There were a few concerns regarding Freedom Park due to the Ridge Fest.  The new blue water fountain was damaged and need replacing and the goal post has been hit.  The Village will be replacing the water fountain and repairing the goal post.  The damage to the grass was minimal and the maintenance staff cleaned up and has been watering the grass.

 

Director’s Report

The Board was given a copy of the final audit report and management letter.

 

Director King reminded the Board to be getting the ideas together for the Guardian Park project.  A time line will need to be forthcoming to get this project underway for next spring.  .

 

In regard to the new security presence at the parks, Commissioner Pratl commented that he has seen them, but did not see that they got out of the truck.  Director King stated that they are instructed to get out and walk the park.  He will reiterate that to them.

 

Director King reported that CRAA is asking to paint the garage at Menard.  CRAA will be putting something in writing.

 

The Board was given a FOIA request.  Attorney Stillman is preparing a response.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Lind was not at the meeting.  No report was given.  The Board was given some proposals for Guardian Park to review.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad made some comments regarding adding something to the meditation area at Lombard Park. Some ideas discussed were: a fountain, lasers, statutes, arbor, etc.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no need to enter Executive Session.

 
 ADJOURN. 

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 8:24pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Crout and seconded by Commissioner Conrad.  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 26th day of August, 2015.

 

 ____ Robert Lind___________________

Robert Lind, Secretary

Chicago Ridge Park District

 
Chicago Ridge Park District