Decatur Park District Board met December 19
Decatur Park District Board met Dec. 19.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Board of Park Commissioners of Decatur Park District, Macon County, Illinois, met in a regular session on Wednesday, the 19th day of December, 2018 at the hour of 12:00 Noon at the Decatur Park District Administration Office, 620 E. Riverside Avenue, Decatur, Illinois at which time and place there were present the following officers and members of said Board:
Chris Riley, Vice-President
Stacey Young, Commissioner
Jack Kenny, Commissioner
Bob Brilley, II, Commissioner
Absent: Chris Harrison, President
A quorum of the members of the Board of Park Commissioners being present, Vice President Riley called the meeting to order and declared the Board to be in session for the transaction of business.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States was recited.
NO. 15887 A motion to approve items 1 – 2 on the Consent Agenda was made by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Kenny. All voted aye.
1.Minutes of the Previous Meeting
2.Bills for Approval
Phyllis Meador, Accounts Payable Clerk is retiring at the end of December. She has been a dedicated, hardworking employee since March, 2005. CFO Buhr calculated that during this time she has paid over $28-million in invoices.
Chris Russell, Golf Course Assistant Superintendent was recognized for 12 years of dedicated service. Chris started at Scovill Golf Course then moved to Red Tail Run in 2012. Superintendent Tom Mooney stated that he is one of the most hardworking guys he has ever met.
NO. 15888 Staff recommended approval of a consulting agreement with Hanson Professional Services Inc. for the construction phase of the rehabilitation portions of North Taxiway G. Total cost of the construction phase for the project is not to exceed $59,863.00 and is paid through a grant issued by the FAA. Commissioner Kenny made a motion seconded by Commissioner Young to approve the consulting agreement with Hanson as stated. All voted aye upon call of the roll.
NO. 15889 Staff recommended approval of consulting agreement with Hanson Professional Services Inc. for the construction phase of the rehabilitation portions of North Auto Parking Lot. Total cost of the construction phase for the project is not to exceed $69,700.00 and is paid through State grant funding. A motion was made by Commissioner Young and seconded by Commissioner Kenny to approve the consulting agreement with Hanson as stated. Upon call of the roll, all voted aye.
AIRPORT Staff are busy deep cleaning the maintenance shop building.
Preliminary figures show that Cape Air enplanements will reach 9,000 at year end. If this happens, the airport will receive $600,000 in federal funding. Cape Air is determined to reach 10,000 enplanements next year and the airport would receive $1-million.
RECREATION Winter Break Day Camp at the DISC starts tomorrow. The dates for Day Camp run in conjunction with DPS #61.
The DISC Open House will be on January, 5th with health screenings and demonstrations.
A Pickleball Tournament will be held on January 5-6 at the DISC. There are 53 signed up so far.
Tomorrow, seniors from John’s Hill will attend the Macon County Senior Center Christmas Lunch. There are 160 people signed up for this event.
Greater Decatur Chorale tickets are on sale for the January 11-13 performances of “Unforgettable”. At this time, 105 tickets have been sold.
There was discussion regarding the impact that Planet Fitness may have on DISC membership. Staff does try to ask the reason if a member does not renew.
CFO BUHR Staff is working with Chapman & Cutler and Speer Financial to prepare for the bond sales that will take place in February. A public hearing will be held at the first meeting in January prior to the regularly scheduled meeting regarding the District’s intent to issue general obligation park bonds.
Budget worksheets have been sent out to staff who will work through the process in preparation to present to the Board in early April.
PROJECT MANAGER With the milder weather, contractors have been able to keep projects moving along nicely.
Two hundred and fifty cubic yards of concrete is being poured today for the floor of the competition pool.
Contractors are working on the interior and the roof is being put on the soccer pavilion.
CHIEF HUBBARD With better lighting and the installation of the cameras at Lions Park, things seem to have calmed down. The cameras seem to be deterring activity there.
EXECTIVE DIRECTOR introduced Karalee Misner, Director of Marketing and Communication. Welcome Karalee!
Commissioner Young Thank you for all you have done in 2018 as we look forward to great things in 2019.
Commissioner Kenny asked for information regarding the planned native prairie burn at Red Tail Run.
Native prairie grasses are planted at Red Tail Run. In conjunction with the Macon County Conservation District, a prescribed burn will take place this winter or spring as conditions permit. The burn will help keep thatch down and will help the various plants thicken and grow. The neighborhood will be notified and all necessary precautions will be made.
Quite a bit of golf has been played the last couple of days at Red Tail Run. There are 45 carts out today with about 65 golfers.
Commissioner Brilley made and Commissioner Young seconded a motion that the meeting adjourn. All voted aye and the meeting adjourned at approximately 12:23 p.m.