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Park Board Annual Meeting Minutes - May 17, 2011

Board Members Present
Commissioner Michael Reid
Commissioner Jerry B. Clarito
Commissioner Susan Aberman
Commissioner Michael W. Alter
Commissioner Maureen Yanes

Others Present
Director/Secretary Mark Schneiderman
Treasurer William G. Schmidt
Superintendent of Parks and Facilities John Ohrlund
Superintendent of Recreation Michelle Tuft

CALL TO ORDER
Commissioner Reid called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONERS
At this time Executive Director Schneiderman performed the Swearing in Ceremony for the newly elected Commissioners Jerry B. Clarito and Michael Reid. 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY SECRETARY
Commissioner Aberman moved to appoint Executive Director Schneiderman as Temporary Secretary to conduct the election of President of the Board of Park Commissioners for the fiscal year 2010-2011. Vice President Clarito seconded the motion.  On a voice call vote, all Commissioners voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Temporary Secretary Schneiderman entertained a motion for nominations for the office of President of the Board of Park Commissioners.  Commissioner Yanes nominated Commissioner Michael Reid for President.  Commissioner Aberman seconded the nomination.  No other nominations were made. Commissioner Aberman moved to elect Commissioner Michael Reid for the office of President of the Board of Park Commissioners for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  Commissioner Yanes seconded the motion. Temporary Secretary Schneiderman called for a vote on the nominee for President. On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted for Commissioner Reid to serve as President for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  Motion carried.

President Reid entertained a motion for nominations for Vice President of the Board of Park Commissioners.  President Reid nominated Commissioner Susan Aberman for Vice President.  Commissioner Clarito seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made. President Reid called for a vote on the nominee for Vice President.  On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted for Commissioner Aberman to serve as Vice President for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  Motion carried. 

Vice President Aberman moved to appoint Executive Director Schneiderman as Secretary of the Board of Park Commissioners.  Commissioner Clarito seconded the nomination. On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Alter made a motion to approve the appointment of William Schmidt as Treasurer of the Board of Park Commissioners.  Commissioner Yanes seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye.  Motion carried.

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS
President Reid made a request for the appointment of committee chairs.  At this time, the Commissioners discussed changing their committee chairs. President Reid then appointed the following committee chairs: Commissioner Alter to chair Finance Committee, Commissioner Clarito to chair the Recreation Committee, Commissioner Yanes to chair the Marketing Committee, and Vice President Aberman to chair the Park Services Committee.

ADOPTION OF OFFICIAL MEETING DAY, TIME, AND LOCATION
Commissioner Alter requested to change the time of the meeting from 7:30p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All Commissioners agreed to the change of the meeting time.

Commissioner Alter moved to adopt the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Weber Leisure Center as the official meeting day, time, and location for the Skokie Park District Board of Park Commissioners for the fiscal year 2011-2012. Vice President Aberman seconded the motion. On a voice call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

ADOPTION OF OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES
Commissioner Yanes moved that the North Shore Community Bank; Chase Bank N. A.; Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services, Cole Taylor Bank, Fifth Third Bank, First Bank and Trust, and Bank Financial shall be designated as official depositories for the Skokie Park District for fiscal year 2011-2012. Commissioner Clarito seconded the motion. On a voice call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried.

ADOPTION OF OFFICIAL SIGNATURES FOR BANKING PURPOSES
Commissioner Yanes moved that the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Park Commissioners be designated as official signatories of the Skokie Park District for banking purposes for the fiscal year 2011-2012.Commissioner Alter seconded the motion. On a voice call vote, all Commissioners voted aye.  Motion carried.

ADOPTION OF OFFICIAL PUBLICATION FOR LEGAL NOTICES
Vice President Aberman moved to designate the Skokie Review as the official publication for legal notices of the Skokie Park District for the fiscal year of 2011-2012. Commissioner Yanes seconded the motion.  On a voice call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried.

At this time, Secretary Schneiderman gave an IPAD 2 to President Reid for the purpose of

testing, evaluating and determining if the Board Report could be distributed to the Board Commissioners electronically for future Board Meetings. Commissioners will need wireless internet to download the PDF Board Packet.  If President Reid’s testing and evaluations are successful, all Commissioners will receive IPAD’s for accessing their Board Reports.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
A motion was made by Commissioner Clarito to adjourn the Annual Meeting to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel (12012.0 c(1) ).  Vice President Aberman seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye.  Motion carried. The annual meeting convened to Executive Session at 7:35p.m. The Annual Meeting reconvened at 9:55p.m.

ADJOURNMENT
Commissioner Clarito moved to adjourn the Annual Meeting. Vice President Aberman seconded the motion.  On a voice call vote, all Commissioners voted aye. Motion carried. The Annual Meeting adjourned at 9:56 p.m.