City of Countryside
Recreation Committee Meeting
Monday, August 1, 2011 6:00 P.M. Chamber Room
I. Call meeting to order.
II. Roll call.
Alderman James Jasinski – Chairman
Alderman Sean McDermott
Alderman Robert Pondelicek
III. Approval of Minutes – June 8, 2011 and June 20, 2011.
IV. Discussion on Pool Reimbursement Program Policy.
V. Ideal School Park Update.
VI. Discussion on CBA Banner Program.
VII. Classic Car Show Update – CBA and Autobarn.
VIII. Summer Concert Series Wrap Up.
IX. Models Community Grant Update.
X. WCMC Bike Plan Survey.
XI. Other Committee Business.
MINUTES OF THE RECREATION COMMITTEE
CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE – CHAMBER ROOM
August 1, 2011 6:00 PM
I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
II. Meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm. Upon roll call the following were present:
Jim Jasinski, Chairman
Bob Pondelicek, Alderman
Sean McDermott, Alderman
Karen Michalczyk, Alderman
John Von Drasek, Alderman
Sharon Sweeney, City Clerk
Sharon Peterson, Assistant City Administrator
Russ Nicoletti, Infinity Signs and Graphics
Jerry Cappetta, Softball Coordinator
Lisa Uckerman, Softball Coach
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 8, 2011 – upon motion made, the minutes were approved.
June 20, 2011 – upon motion made, the minutes were approved.
1. OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS.
This item was brought to the front of the agenda for the two softball employees that were present. Softball Coordinator Jerry Cappetta presented a proposal for the City to hire him as a full-time Recreation Leader.
Chairman Jasinski stated that this is something that would be discussed during the budget process, which begins in the beginning of January. Chairman Jasinski asked the Assistant City Administrator the status of the softball budget with regards to revenues and expenses. Ms. Peterson informed the Committee that the program has brought in $5610 in revenues, and as of July 31, 2011, there were $6940 in expenses, leaving the program with a deficit of $1330. Ms. Peterson went on to say that there is one last pay period for the staff, which would bring the deficit to approximately $2500.
The Committee thanked Mr. Cappetta for his proposal and this item will be discussed with the upcoming budget season.
IV. DISCUSSION ON POOL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM POLICY.
Ms. Peterson presented the existing policy for the Pool Reimbursement Program. The issue to be discussed is how to address the residents who join health clubs for the only purpose of using the outdoor pool, not to use the gym. This has been the issue with Five Season’s Health Club.
Alderman Pondelicek asked if there is any way that Five Season’s can break out the cost of the membership since it has been broken out in the past. After discussion, staff was directed to contact Five Season’s regarding a breakout of the membership. This item will be continued to the next meeting.
V. IDEAL SCHOOL PARK UPDATE.
Assistant City Administrator Peterson provided the Committee an update on the Ideal School Park project. Ms. Peterson also provided an update on the sink hole issue at 9820 W. 58th Street. This was caused by the park project and will be fixed by the end of the week.
VI. DISCUSSION ON CBA BANNER PROGRAM.
At the February 17, 2011 Recreation Committee meeting, it was the consensus of the Committee to have the CBA organize another sponsorship packet to sell seasonal banners, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the City and a percentage of the proceeds going to the CBA.
Russ Nicoletti from Infinity Signs and Graphics was present to discuss the banner sponsorship program. The banners would sell for $289 per banner, and the CBA would receive 5% of the profits and the City would receive 5% of the profits for all banners sold.
Mayor Krzeminski was unable to attend the meeting, but had contacted staff to recommend that this program be bid out. There was discussion regarding bidding out this program and the timeliness of the program. After discussion, it was determined that for the fall/winter banners, the City would use Infinity Signs and Graphics, however, bidding out the banner program for 2012 would be discussed at a future Finance Committee meeting, specifically for the spring/summer banners.
VII. CLASSIC CAR SHOW UPDATE.
There was not a representative from the CBA or Autobarn present to provide and update.
VII. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES UPDATE.
The Committee discussed the Summer Concert Series; which will run through August 11th with the rain date. The Committee felt that the summer concerts were a success, with good bands, and that the quality of the bands/music has improved. Staff will invite Designer Event Chicago to the next Recreation Committee meeting to discuss the concert series wrap up.
IX. MODELS COMMUNITY GRANT UPDATE.
Assistant City Administrator Peterson provided an update on the Model Community Grant; specifically, the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan that the City will be working on with the Active Transportation Alliance. There will be a kick off meeting on Tuesday, September 6th. At the kick off meeting, staff will present a list of participants to be key stakeholders throughout the process. These individuals will attend Steering Committee meetings. These meetings will be open to the public, and agendas and minutes will be posted in the website.
X. WCMC BIKE PLAN SURVEY.
Staff was directed to post the WCMC Bike Plan Survey on the City’s website.
XI. OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS.
Assistant City Administrator Peterson presented an IDOT update and IDOT’s proposal to install bicycle paths along the north side of 55th Street. The Committee was in agreement that this would be beneficial to the community.
There being no further recreation business, the meeting adjourned at 6:53 pm.
Dated James Jasinski, Chair