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Park Board Meeting Minutes 2016

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01-26-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
January 26, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak and Chip Sobek. Absent Mike Forbes, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney. Mr. Bradtke took the opportunity to welcome Carl Miklusak as the new member of the Park Board.

3. ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICERS

Mr. Rainwater nominated Frank Bradtke as President and Mr. Bradtke nominated Melisa Stefanko as Vice President. All were in favor of Mr. Bradtke for President of the Park Board. Motion carried. Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to nominate Ms. Stefanko for Vice President, seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

4. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

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

5. NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to wave the rental fee for the St. John Women’s Club bike parade on June 25, 2016. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contracts for Lisa Knott, Alexis Nicole Morales, Daniel S. Gustas, Melissa Conaway-Stefanko with Mr. Stefanko abstaining, Ashley Scanlon, LeAnn Stutler, Kaitlynn DeYoung, Sara Ashley Dingman, Indiana Artspot LLC, Emily Litavic. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the Spring Programs and fees. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Mr. Miklusak seconded. Motion carried.

6. OLD BUSINESS

Mr. Bradtke requested the Board to look into purchases for 2016.

7. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the January, 2016 bills in the amount of $12,086.54. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

8. ANY AND ALL

The Easter egg hunt will be on March 19, 2016.

9. PUBLIC COMMENT

Michelle Haluska, Town Manager’s Assistant, 10955 W. 93rd Avenue, St. John, IN was going to order name plates and wanted to know if the Board wanted their names on the plates or just Member. Park Board agreed to just have “Member” on their plates.

10. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

02-23-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
February 23, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak, Mike Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the January 26, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr.Rainwater so moved. Mr. Miklusak seconded. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Request to wave rental fee for St. John Women’s Club bike parade
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to wave the rental fee for the St. John Women’s Club bike parade to be held June 25, 2016. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

Garden club request for use of Prairie West Park for plant sale
Mr.Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the plant sale at Prairie West Park on May 7, 2016. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Mr. Miklusak seconded. Motion carried.

Approve contracts for: Kyle Stutler, Hanna Irene Sourenis, and Cedar Creek Family Golf Center.
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contracts for Kyle Stutler, Hanna Irene Sourenis and Cedar Creek Family Golf Center. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

Approve Grass Cutting Proposal
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the grass cutting proposal to Season Landscaping. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

Approve Broadleaf Spraying Proposal
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve Forever Green for broadleaf spraying. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

Approve Port-a-Potty Proposal
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve Johnny-on-the-spot for the port a potties at the parks. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

Northwest Indiana Walk for Apraxia
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the Northwest Indiana Walk for Apraxia on August 20, 2016. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

Discussion on 2016 Park Projects
The following is a list of projects the park board would like to consider for 2016.

  1. Remove house at Heartland Park
  2. Pave and expand east lot at gates park
    1. Flag football and soccer fields
  3. Mulch playgrounds not done last year
    1. List to be determined
  4. Put in signs for following parks
    1. Silver Leaf
    2. Prairie West
    3. Lake Hills
    4. Schillton Hills
  5. Re-Landscape and upgrade park signs at
    1. Lantern View Park
    2. Sun Meadows Park
    3. Schillton Hills Park
    4. Patnoe Park
    5. Timberline Park
  6. Make plans to upgrade playground at Prairie West Park to all-inclusive and expand parking area. Park board will be partnering with the Lions Club for this upgrade.
  7. Make repairs to Heartland Park Boundary fence.
  8. Others – shelter at splash pad needs to be replaced and fencing at Heartland Park needs to be replaced. Mr. Sober to get pricing.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the February, 2016 bills in the amount of $95,174.46. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Mr. Miklusak seconded. 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. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

03-22-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
March 22, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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. Carl Miklusak, Michael Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the February 23, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Approve contracts for Emily Miklusak, Jessica DeYoung, Therese Narusis
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contracts for Emily Miklusak, Jessica DeYoung and Therese Narusis. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Mr. Miklusak abstained. Motion carried.

Approve proposal for pond treatments
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contract for MACS for pond treatments. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

Wave Fee for Garden Club
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to wave the park fee for the St. John Garden Club on July 24, 2016. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the March, 2016 bills in the amount of $14,367.10. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

Update on house and volleyball courts

It was reported that the volleyball courts will be removed shortly and the house will be demolished.

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 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

04-26-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
April 26, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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 Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater, Carl Miklusak and Chip Sobek. Absent Frank Bradtke, President, Michael Forbes, Town Council Liaison and Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Melisa Stefanko entertained a motion to approve the March 22, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Ms. Stefanko entertained a motion to approve the contracts for John Dvorscak Sr., Indiana Art Spot LLC, Beth Ann Foster. Mr. Rainwater seconded. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Motion carried.

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

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Ms. Stefanko entertained a motion to approve the April 2016 bills in the amount of $25,206.76. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak.

7. ANY AND ALL

A discussion ensued concerning the parks and people staying into the night. Michelle Haluska said she would check with Griffith and other towns to see what their curfews are concerning their parks.

The fence at Heartland Park has been repaired.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

05-24-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
May 24, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak Michael Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the minutes from the April 26, 2016 meeting. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contract for Brooke Kuersten. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

The splash pad opens next week and the pavilion at Heron Lake is completed.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the May, 2016 bills in the amount of $27,414.20. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

8. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

06-28-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
June 28, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak, Michael Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent John Rainwater.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the May 24, 2016 minutes. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contracts for National Flag Football. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Mr. Miklusak seconded. Motion carried.

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve contracts for Nathan Little, Tiffany Glinski and Aaron Harris. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the June 2016 bills in the amount of $41,776.78. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

A request was made for a game called Pickle Ball for seniors. Park Superintendent is going to check into and get more information on this game.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

07-2016 Park Board Meeting Canceled
08-23-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
August 23, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak, Michael Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent – Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the June 28, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Re-landscaping of Saddle Creek Park need to get paths in and redo the landscaping.

Approve Fall Programs and Fees
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the Fall Programs and fees and to add in the Fitness Class. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

Approve Contracts
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the contracts forAllyssa Gallegos, Tracy L. Caracciolo and Marvin Rodas. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Mr. Miklusak seconded. Motion carried.

Picnic Tables – Hanover High School is giving us twelve (12) picnic tables.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Poured in place resurfacing for Heartland and Heron Lake Parks – will be completed next month.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Ratify verbal ok for last month – July $31,930.50

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the bills for July in the amount of $31,930.50. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the August, 2016 bills in the amount of $24,551.65. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

8. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

09-27-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
September 27, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak, Michael Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the August 23, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. 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 September. 2016 bills in the amount of $19,116.40. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

The Boo bash will be on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Any Board members wishing to help should be there between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to help pass out bags.

Hanover School completed making the twelve picnic tables.

Saddle Creek – needs new paths in park and landscaping down the paths.

Heartland Parks should be completed this week weather permitting.

Next year four more parks need new equipment and updating, especially Homestead Park.

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 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

10-25-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
October 25, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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

Frank Bradtke, Melissa Stefanko, John Rainwater and Chip Sobek. Absent Carl Miklusak, Michael Forbes and Tim Kuiper.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the September 27, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Ms. Stefanko seconded. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

- Put new playground equipment in at Homestead Park.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Need to up-date Schillton, Rainwater, Fairway, Homestead and Heron Lake Parks for next year.

6. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the October 2016 bills in the amount of $43,983.16. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Mr. Rainwater seconded. Motion carried.

7. ANY AND ALL

Boo bash Saturday, October 22nd – everything went well. One hundred sixty attended and McDonalds handed out yogurt, cookies, coffee and toys.

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 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

11-22-2016 Park Board

St. John Park Board Meeting Minutes
November 22, 2016

Trustees:
Frank Bradtke, President
Melissa Stefanko, Vice President
John Rainwater, Member at Large
Carl Miklusak, Member at Large
Michael S. Forbes, 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, Carl Miklusak, Michael Forbes and Chip Sobek. Absent Tim Kuiper, Town Attorney.

3. APPROVE OR AMEND THE MINUTES

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the October 25, 2016 meeting minutes. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Ms. Stefanko. Motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

Homestead Park
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to order new playground equipment for Homestead Park design #1-1-2-1 and 1-1-2-2. Mr. Rainwater so moved. Seconded by Mr. Miklusak. Motion carried.

Cancellation of December Meeting
Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to cancel the December, 2016 park board meeting. Ms. Stefanko so moved. Seconded by Mr. Rainwater. Motion carried.

5. OLD BUSINESS

- Nothing to report

6. ANY AND ALL

The bike trail is now complete and it runs from Claremont Ridge and crosses into the Gates and Route 231 and continues to Dutch Mill.

7. PAYMENT OF BILLS

Mr. Bradtke entertained a motion to approve the November 2016 bills in the amount of $17,910.62. Mr. Rainwater seconded. Mr. Miklusak so moved. Motion carried.

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

– No public

9. ADJOURNMENT

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathleen A. Falaschetti
Recording Secretary

12-2016 Park Board Meeting Canceled
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