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GRANITE CITY PARK DISTRICT MINUTES
September 27th, 2017

AGENDA
ITEM:

I. Roll Call

Commissioner Don Harris called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Commissioners answering roll call were Don Harris, Craig Sykes, Ron Parente, and Ron Dillard. Also in attendance were Director of Parks and Recreation David Williams, Attorney Ryan Robertson, Golf Course Manager Brian Stitch, Maintenance Supervisor Brad Boone, Recreation, and Secretary Nicole Harris.


II. MINUTES AND ATTACHMENTS OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF September 13, 2017 (page 353-355)

Motion to approve the minutes and attachments of the regular meeting of September 13, 2017, as presented, was made by Commissioner Ron Dillard, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman.

III. MINUTES OF THE CLOSED SESSION OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2017……………..page

Motion to approve the minutes of the closed session meeting of September 13, 2017, as presented, was made by Commissioner Craig Sykes, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman.


IV. Committee Reports. (page 356)

A. Finance Committee-Commissioner Ron Parente, Chairman.

No Report

B. Engineering Committee- Commissioner Ron Dillard, Chairman.

No Report
C. Municipal Relations Committee-Commissioner Craig Sykes, Chairman.

No Report

D. Rules, Personnel Policies Committee-Commissioner Ray Hoffman, Chairman.

No Report

V. FINANCE REPORT (pages 357-370)

Motion to approve the Finance Report, as presented, was made by Commissioner Ron Dillard, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman. All Commissioners present voted “aye”. Motion carried.


VI. TREASURER’S REPORTS (pages 371-391)

Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, as presented was made by Commissioner Ron Parente, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman. All Commissioners present voted “aye”. Motion carried.

VII. COMMUNICATIONS

A. Request for use of facilities

None

B. Other Communications

1. Thank you letter from Tri Cities Association for the Handicapped for use of park for Summer Camp (page 392)

2. Letter from the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding The Personal Property Replacement Tax (page 393)


VIII. OLD BUSINESS

None


IX. NEW BUSINESS

1. Resolution to pay the United States Federal District Court For the Southern District of Illinois $16,908.37 in accordance with the court order of September 14, 2017 (pages 394-395)

Motion to approve, as presented, was made by Commissioner Ron Parente, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman. All Commissioners present voted “aye.” Motion Carried.


2. Resolution authorizing the acceptance of Lakeside Roofing Co. proposal for replacement of Wilson Park Maintenance Building roof (pages 396-399)

Motion to approve, as presented, was made by Commissioner Ray Hoffman second by Commissioner Craig Sykes. All Commissioners present voted “aye.” Motion Carried.

3. Resolution authorizing the acceptance of Lakeside Roofing Co. proposal for replacement of Wilson Park Office Building roof (pages 400-404)

Motion to approve, as presented, was made by Commissioner Ray Hoffman, second by Commissioner Ron Dillard. All Commissioners present voted “aye.” Motion Carried.

4. List of Recommended new hires (page 405)

Motion to approve, as presented, was made by Commissioner Ron Parente, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman. All Commissioners present voted “aye.” Motion Carried.


X. MAINTENANCE REPORT (page 406)
Duly Noted

XI. RECREATION REPORT (page 407)
Duly Noted
XII. POOL REPORT (page 408)
Duly Noted
XIII. ICE RINK REPORT (page 409)
Duly Noted
XIV. CONCESSION REPORT (page 410)
Duly Noted
XV. GOLF COURSE REPORT (page 411)
Duly Noted

XVI. DIRECTOR’S REPORT.

The Park District just received notice that our 2018 Workers Compensation premiums will be increasing by 23% for the next year. This increase is based on the experience modifier over the past 3 years. We have had fewer claims however a couple of them have been pretty sizable. We have been working very closely with our Illinois Public Risk representative to increase our safety activities and improve our over-all rating. The upside is we have not been moved to an assigned risk pool and have lowered our expenses by reduced pay-roll and how we code our staff. It will be very important to stay diligent in our safety efforts.
On Tuesday, September 26th a small group of residents requested a meeting with me to discuss the possibility of assisting the Park District in developing a universally accessible playground somewhere on Park property. Along with Board President Don Harris and Commissioner Ron Dillard we discussed the steps and expense that may be involved in developing a playground in our community. Beyond simply being an accessible playground, Universally Accessible playgrounds are designed to accommodate all users. The committee suggested submitting a proposal and request to the Board of Commissioners on how they felt they could contribute to this effort. They plan to submit the information by the end of October.
The Locker Room/Multi –purpose building at the ice rink is moving forward at a much improved pace over the last several months. They currently have the floor and three wall nearing completion and most of the conduit for the electrical systems installed. We will have to install a ground drain on the rink side of the side walk to avoid possible puddling in a low spot. I still believe that we are about 4 weeks behind schedule which would have the building completed around the first of November. The first week of operations is scheduled for October 21st.
In celebration of the Ice Rink 50th anniversary we are planning on during the first weekend of public sessions to offer 1967 pricing of Residents adults $.75 and Children $.35 and non-residents adults $1.25 and Children $.75 with $.50 skate rentals. We are also planning on commemorative pucks and t-shirt to sell during the 2017/2018 season.

THE 7 PRINCIPLES UNIVERSAL DESIGN
Universal Design:
• Differs from accessible design
• Designed for use by all, including individuals with disabilities
• One solution that can accommodate people with disabilities as well as the rest of the population
• Considers young and old, right and left handed, those with children or aging parents ☼ Considers needs of multi-gender, multi-generational families
There are seven principles of Universal Design. They are listed below. In other postings, we will go in-depth into each principal.
1. Equitable Use–The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
2. Flexibility in Use–The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
3. Simple and Intuitive Use–Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user’s experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
4. Perceptible Information–The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user’s sensory abilities.
5. Tolerance for Error–The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
6. Low Physical Effort–The design can be used effectively and comfortably with a minimum of fatigue.
7. Size and Space for Approach and Use–Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user’s body size, posture, or mobility



All business concluded. Motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Ron Dillard, second by Commissioner Ray Hoffman. Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.



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