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Park Board Meeting Minutes 2015

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01-27-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
January 27, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
John Rainwater, Vice President
Judeanne Natzke, Member at Large
Melissa Stefanko, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, John Rainwater, Melissa Stefanko and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2015

Mr. Rainwater nominated Mr. Bradtke for President. A motion was made to have Mr. Bradtke remain as President. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Mr. Bradtke nominated Ms. Stefanko for Vice President. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Motion carried.

Mr. Bradtke on behalf of the park board wanted to thank Ms. Natzke and her family for her service on the park board. Ms. Natzke recently passed away and will be missed as one of the park board members.

4. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the December 18, 2014 park board meeting minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

5. NEW BUSINESS

Presentation of Dog Park
The Town Manager presented a plan for a dog park to the Park Board. The park is planned to be adjacent to Homestead Park on Hedwig Drive. The project will begin as soon as the weather allows and will take about three months to complete. Plans include parking for about 10 vehicles, a shelter, and water lines for drinking fountains for both dogs and their owners.

Renaming of Civic Park
The Town Council would like to rename Civic Park to Veterans Civic Park. The use of the park will not change.

Garden Club request to use Prairie West Park for Fundraiser
General Federation Women’s Club request Prairie West for bike parade
N. W. Indiana Apraxia Walk request Prairie West Park for fundraiser

Mr. Bradtke entertained motion to approve requests from the Garden Club, General Federation Women’s Club and the N. W. Indiana Apraxia Walk to use Prairie West Park for their fundraiser and bike parade. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

Approve programs and fees for spring
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the 2015 spring programs and fees. Ms. Sefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS - Nothing to report.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the January bills in the amount of $106,851,83. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

02-24-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
February 24, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, John Rainwater, Melissa Stefanko and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante and Tim Kuiper.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the January 27, 2015 Park Board minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Approval of grass cutting contract
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the grass cutting contract for Four Seasons Landscaping. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

Approval of broadleaf contract
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the broadleaf contract for Forever Green. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

Approval of port-a-potty contract
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the port-a-potty contract for Johnny on the Spot. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Tree ordinance review
Park Board recommended going ahead with the tree ordinance.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the February bills in the amount of $10,694.64. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

Easter egg hunt is next month.
Resurface the park at Heron Lake
Park Board discussed the possibility of putting in a handicapped park and will speak with the Lions Club and other groups about helping with the fundraising. Park Superintendent would like to put something in the Summer Programs brochure.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

03-24-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
March 24, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr.Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes of February 24, 2015. Ms.Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Keilman Lease Agreement
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the Keilman Lease Agreement. Ms.Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

Approve contracts for Cedar Lake Family Golf Center: Kristen R. Hillegonds, Aaron Harris, Angela Kay Lowe, Brook Keursten, Sarah Ashley Dingman and LeAnn Stutler, recreation instructors.

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contracts for the Cedar Lake Family Golf Center. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

Crush Baseball – Larimer Park
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve Crush Baseball at Larimer Park. Mr. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Splash Pad – Heron Lake
The proposals for the splash pad are in and upon approval we will proceed next week – weather permitting.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the March bills in the amount of $17,218.40. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday and 8:45 a.m.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

04-28-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
April 28, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the March 24, 2015 meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Approve Pond Treatment Proposal
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to accept the proposal from MACS for pond treatment. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

Approve Summer Contracts for: Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the summer contracts for Ashley Scanlon, Emily Litavic, Jeff Bona, Michael Stepunovic, Christian Sullivan, Kaitlyn DeYoung, Jessica DeYoung, Alexis Moralas, Victoria Moralas, Daniel Gustas and Hannah Souronis. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

Approve Summer Programs and Fees: Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the summer programs and fees. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Splash pad update and playground at Heron Lake Park – everything should be up and running around the first week of May, weather permitting.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the April bills in the amount of $21,199.93. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

8. ANY AND ALL

- Nothing to report

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

05-26-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
May 26, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent – Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the April 28, 2015 Park Board Minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Splash Pad – Should be completed this week.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the April bills in the amount of $24,683.63. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

Memorial Trees – Alsip Nursery is in charge of the memorial trees being requested for Lindsey Park in Lake Hills.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

06-23-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
June 23, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the May 26, 2015 park minutes. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Splash pad is now open.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the May bills in the amount of $41,783.31. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

- Nothing to report.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

07-27-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
July 27, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent were Larry Bustamante and Tim Kuiper.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the June 23, 2015 minute. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- The park superintendent to check with the Lions Club on the status of the special needs parks.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the June bills in the amount of $38,128.96. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Mr. Rainwater seconded. Motion carried.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

8. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

08-26-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
August 26, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent were Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the July 27, 2015 park board meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Approve fall programs and fees

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the fall programs and fees. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Lions Club Update for Prairie West Park – Lions Club doesn’t meet in the summer. Park board will contact them at a later date.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the August bills in the amount of $29,266.17. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

Boo Bash – The boo bash will be held on October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

- No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

09-22-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
September 22, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the August, 2015 meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the August bills in the amount of $24,671.84. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

The Boo bash will be on October 17, 2015.

The Dog Park will have opening ceremonies on September 28, 2015.

8. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

10-27-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
October 27, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the September 22, 2015 meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Approve winter programs and fees

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the winter programs and fees. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the September bills in the amount of $42,097.58. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. Mr. Bradtke amended the amount of $42,097.58 to the corrected amount of $32,967.19. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

A big thank you to everyone who helped at the Boo bash.

8. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Mr. Rainwater seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

11-18-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the October 27, 2015 meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Discuss proposal of land sale to Midwest Training at Heartland Park

The Town Manager presented an overview to the Board on the Midwest Training facility wanting to purchase one acre of land for the expansion of their facility.

After some discussion Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve Resolution 2015-1 to purchase one acre of land for the expansion of their facility. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the November bills in the amount of $12,578.24. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Mr. Rainwater seconded. Motion carried.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

8. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

12-22-2015 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
December 22, 2015

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison

Chip Sobek, Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. ROLL CALL

In attendance were Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Larry Bustamante, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the November 18, 2015 meeting notes. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Nothing to report

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the December, 2015 bills in the amount of $15,009.59. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms.Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

- MERRY CHRISTMAS!

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

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