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Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 19,2013

ATTENDANCE AT MEETING 

 

Board Members Present:     

President Mike Reid

Vice President Maureen Yanes

Commissioner Susan Aberman

Commissioner Michael W. Alter

Commissioner Jerry B. Clarito

                                              

Others Present:                     

Director/Secretary John V. Ohrlund 

Treasurer William G. Schmidt

Superintendent of Parks Michael Rea

Superintendent of Recreation and Facilities Michelle Tuft

Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Jon Marquardt

 

Dit Olshan, 9445 Linder, Skokie, Illinois

Floyd Bednarz, 8051 Knox, Skokie, Illinois                            

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Reid called the regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners to order at 7:00 p.m., followed by the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS

There were no citizen comments.

CONSENT AGENDA

With no items removed from the Consent Agenda, Commissioner Aberman moved to approve the Consent Agenda.  Commissioner Alter seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried. The Consent Agenda consisted of: Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 15, 2013; Bills Payable for the months of January 2013 /February 2013; Treasurer’s Report; and Staff Reports.

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE #13-002 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,000,000 OF GENERAL OBLIGATION  ALTERNATE PARK BONDS OF THE SKOKIE PARK DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR  PARK PURPOSES

Superintendent Schmidt explained that every other year the Board is requested to approve General Obligation Park Bonds for the purpose of capital park improvements, building improvements and vehicle and equipment replacements. The request this year is for $2,000,000 of General Obligation Alternate Park Bonds of the Skokie Park District.

Superintendent Schmidt said the process needs to begin at the February Board Meeting in order to conduct a public hearing at the March Board Meeting.  The actual dollar amount will be determined when the interest rate is finalized.  Superintendent Schmidt estimated the net dollar amount for capital improvements would be approximately $1,800,000.

Vice President Yanes moved to approve Ordinance #13-002 authorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 of General Obligation Alternate Park Bonds of the Skokie Park District. Commissioner Clarito seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried.

AUTHORIZATION TO DISPOSE OF FIXED ASSETS – ORDINANCE #$13-003

Superintendent Rea requested approval of disposal of nine fixed assets.  The equipment is listed below.

Year

Make

    Description

Model

VIN #

2003

GMC

4x4, Lift Gate & Plow

Sierra 2500HD

1GTHK24U23Z230256

2005

American Hauler

Cargo Trailer

AF8524TA3

5N6200L2851006495

1993

GAI-TRONICS

Desk Top Radio

IDR 1000A

960CYN0914

1983

Motorola

Desk Top Radio

L1474A

740CSA2075

1983

Motorola

Desk Top Radio

L1474A

740CSA2074

1983

Motorola

Desk Top Radio

L1474A

740CTE1396

1968

Motorola

Desk Top Radio

T1377A

EQ138Q

1968

Motorola

Desk Top Radio

T1379AC

PU2637

1988

Motorola

MRS 2000 Base Station Radio

C73GSB-31D5B

482CNY0428

Superintendent Rea stated that some of the radio equipment dates back to 1968 and is obsolete as the FCC has mandated narrow band frequency effective January 1, 2013. The vehicles and equipment will be placed in an online auction.

Vice President Yanes inquired if the obsolete radios could be donated to the Skokie Heritage Museum.  Superintendent Rea will speak with the Museum Manager to determine if there is any interest in obtaining one of the desk top radios for the Skokie Heritage Museum.

Commissioner Aberman moved to approve Ordinance #13-003 authorizing the disposal of (9) fixed assets. Commissioner Alter seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President Reid confirmed the date of the March Board Meeting with the other Commissioners. The next regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

President Reid confirmed the dates of the Finance Committee Meetings. The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Weber Leisure Center Board Room.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

Vice President Yanes inquired if a Marketing Meeting could be scheduled.  Executive Director Ohrlund will discuss with the Marketing Manager on selecting a date for a meeting in April.

Commissioner Aberman said she attended a session at the IPRA Conference on short and long term goals.  Executive Director Ohrlund replied that staff is working on 2013 – 2014 goals parallel with the budget and these goals will be presented to the Board at an upcoming meeting.

Commissioner Aberman inquired when the last time the five year capital plan was reviewed. Executive Director Ohrlund responded that it is reviewed annually during the budgeting process and is a part of the Comprehensive Plan developed for 2008 – 2013. The upcoming Comprehensive Plan process, budgeted in 2013-14, will include a goal setting section.

Vice President Yanes inquired about the Village of Skokie’s Community Health Plan and asked if the Park District is working with the health department on nutrition and fitness. Superintendent Tuft stated the Park District is working with the Village of Skokie Health Department on the Health Department’s Illinois Project Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN) Committee and Scott Runkle, Risk Management and Special Facility Manager, is a member of the committee. Superintendent Tuft informed the Board that the Health Department’s Community Health Plan has battling obesity as one of its goals and the Skokie Fire Department and Skokie School Districts are also on the IPLAN committee. Executive Director Ohrlund stated that obesity will be one of the goals of the coming fiscal year. Executive Director Ohrlund stated that Superintendent Tuft has a number of different activities the Park District has been involved in related to nutrition, obesity and programming and coordinating a community effort is the goal.

Executive Director Ohrlund said that the staff summaries of the conference sessions they attended have been compiled and sent to the Commissioners a few weeks ago. The conference report is posted on the intranet for staff to review. Commissioner Yanes and Commissioner Aberman requested that the report be resent to them.

Commissioner Aberman suggested providing District E-mail addresses for commissioners, which could also be put on business cards. Executive Director Ohrlund cautioned that commissioners would need to maintain these E-mails regularly.  After further discussion Executive Director Ohrlund said he would do further research on this topic.

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Aberman moved adjourn the regular meeting, Vice President Yanes seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried.  The regular meeting ended at 7:15 p.m.                     .

 

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Michael Reid                                                                 John V. Ohrlund

President                                                                       Secretary