March 9, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 March 2016 12:08
 

 

Regular Committee/Board Meeting of the

Board of Commissioners

CHICAGO RIDGE PARK DISTRICT

March 9, 2016

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Pratl called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.

 

ROLL CALL

The following commissioners were present:  Commissioners Conrad, Albon and Pratl.  Commissioner Crout was absent with notice; Commissioner Egan was absent with notice en route.  Also present: Director King, Recreation Superintendent Malito and Maintenance Superintendent Biskey.

 

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 Albon reported on the Grappling Event which was held over the weekend.  There were 380 participants which was 200 more than last time; another great event.

**Commissioner Egan entered the meeting at 7:04 pm**

Commissioner Albon also complimented Recreation Superintendent Malito on putting more events and classes in the new brochure as well as the marketing work being done via social media.

Recreation Superintendent Malito also made a few comments regarding the social media marketing efforts and the new special events and classes that will be offered.

 

Recreation Superintendent Malito also reported on the plans for the Easter events.

 

Commissioner Pratl suggested e-mailing the basketball coaches regarding the batting cage rentals at Ball Fore in an effort to build up rentals at that facility.  Commissioner Conrad suggested possibly advertising for more rentals for the party room as well.  Several other ideas for this facility were discussed.

 

MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

Commissioner Egan referenced the damage to Memorial Park.  Director King gave the Board quotes from Doran’s Landscaping for their review.  After some discussion, the Board agreed to seed as opposed to sodding the damaged area in order to keep the park operational.

 

Maintenance Superintendent Biskey reported on the new equipment for the batting cages at Ball Fore.

Modernfold was out to install the new partition curtain divider at Freedom Activity Center’s exercise room.

 

The maintenance staff has begun priming the spring/summer lawn equipment.

 

Director’s Report

Director King reported that, to date, there have been 4 companies who picked up bid specs for the Guardian Park project.  He also reported that Kids Around the World will not be taking the used park equipment.

 

They are working on getting magnets ordered for the “neighborhood park watch”.

 

Director King reported on the fitness center & program/class passes that have been given out in an effort to generate more participation.

 

Director King reported on the rentals at Frontier.

 

The Board was given a quote from Cook County Fence regarding the property fence at Lombard.  It needs to be repaired/replaced.

 

The Board was given a permit request from the Village for their annual Ridge Fest event for their review; however, the addendum was not included with the initial request.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair Report

There was nothing to report at this time.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Chair Report

Commissioner Conrad checked on the new park signs.  The Board was given samples of the new signs.  Commissioner Pratl suggested ordering the sign for Guardian Park and waiting on the Commissioners Park for further discussion.  Commissioner Conrad asked Maintenance Superintendent Biskey to come up with new ideas for the planter box at Guardian Park. 

 

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 Executive Session.

 

 ADJOURN. 

President Pratl called for a motion to adjourn at 7:37pm.  Motion was made by Commissioner Conrad and seconded by Commissioner Egan.  All in favor, 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