February 24, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 March 2016 12:07

 

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

February 24, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following Commissioners were present:   Egan, Albon and Pratl. Commissioners Crout and Conrad were absent with notice.  

Also present: Director King, Attorney Stillman, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Superintendent Biskey.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 27, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

President Pratl called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Committee/Board Meeting of February 10, 2016.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Pratl.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         Commissioner Egan

Motion Carried.

 

PUBLIC/STAFF WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

There was no one to address the Board.

 

FINANCE

President Pratl called for a motion to approve cash disbursements from January 22nd through February 15, 2016, in the amount of $30,015.19.   Motion was made by Commissioner Egan and seconded by Commissioner Albon.

Roll Call

Ayes:              Commissioner Egan, Albon, Pratl

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS

President:

President Pratl made a few comments regarding the switching of phone service from Call One to Comcast stating that the Park District should save a considerable amount of money on a monthly basis.

 

Also, the Park District will be staying with their current health insurance provider instead of switching to BlueCross/BlueShield.

 

Attorney:

Attorney Stillman informed the Board that he has worked with Director King on the bid specs which will be approved later in the meeting.

 

Director:

Director King expanded on the preparation of bid specs.  The Guardian Park project will go out to bid; however, the Ball Fore project may not have to go out to bid as he is working with Maintenance Superintendent Biskey on the possibility of doing most of the work in house.

 

Director King informed the Board that Recreation Superintendent is working on applying for a PowerPlay! Grant to help with the cost for the traverse wall and accessories.

 

Director King informed the Board that at this point, due to the cost, it is not feasible to apply for the U.S.P.M.G.A U.S. Open event.

 

Recreation Superintendent is working on the new brochure.

 

The Board was given contracts from Comcast for the new phone service for their review.

 

COMMITTEES:

Recreation:

Commissioner Albon gave floor to Recreation Superintendent Malito for his report.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Superintendent Malito reported on the plans for the new brochure as well as the social media marketing he has been working on with Gayle Boettger.  Commissioner Egan suggested listing the social media sites on the bottom of newsletters, etc., that go out.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito reported on the sports sampler class that will be offered, the Breakfast with the Bunny event and the Grappling event coming up.

 

Magnets will be ordered for the neighborhood watch program.

 

Maintenance:

Commissioner Egan gave the floor to Superintendent Biskey for the rest of his report.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported on the work needed to be done at Ball Fore and what in-house staff can accomplish.  Commissioner Egan would like someone to come out and check the batting cages for optimum operation. Director King stated that they are looking to replace some of the batting cage equipment.

There was some discussion regarding the repairs to Memorial Park ball field which was vandalized.

 

Special Projects: 

Commissioner Conrad was not at the meeting.  The Board discussed the park signs. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

President Pratl called for a motion to approve bid specs as prepared by Attorney and to publish bid notice.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Egan.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was no need to enter Executive Session.

 

ADJOURN

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:35 pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Albon and seconded by Commissioner Egan.   All in favor, everyone responded aye.  Motion Carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

__Kevin King_______________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District

 

 

Approved by the Board of Commissioners on this 23rd day of March,2016

 

____Kevin King__________________

Kevin King, Secretary Chicago Ridge Park District 

 

 

 
Chicago Ridge Park District