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Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners met September 12.

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Nov 3, 2018

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Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners met September 12.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

A roll call was taken and the following Commissioners were found to be in attendance:

Commissoners Present:

M. Laird Koldyke

Donald Edwards

David Helfand

Vice President Avis LaVelle

Commissioners Absent:

Timothy King'

President Jesse Ruiz

3 -Commissioner M. Laird Koldyke, Commissioner David A. Helfand and Vice President Avis LaVelle

2 - Commissioner Tim King and President Jesse Ruiz

1. General Business:

18-3101-091 0 Appointment Of President Jesse Ruiz As Commissioner To The Public Building Commission Of Chicago

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Edwards, that this Resolution be adopted. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

18-3097-091 2 Certificate Of Filing Of The Amended Appropriation Ordinance For The Year 2018 In The Ordinance Authorizing The Transfer Among Operating Funds Of The Chicago Park District, And Certification From The Chief Financial Officer On The Estimate Of Receipts For The Fiscal Year 2018

Recieved & Filed

This was marked as received and Filed.

2. Approval Of The Minutes:

18-3098-091 2 Approval Of The Meeting Minutes From The Scheduled Meeting Held On August 15, 2018

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Edwards, that this Meeting Minutes be approved. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

3. Presentation From The Departments:

Museums in the Parks Presentation

Deborah Lahey, President of Museums in the Parks and President of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum addressed the Commissioners.

4. Acknowledging Excellence:

Recognition of the upcoming PAC Appreciation Month, PAC partnerships and a 35 year Old PAC (Jackson Park)

Kimberly DuBuclet, Director of Legislative and Governmental affairs addredded the Commissioners and introduced the Jackson Park Advisory Council.

18-3114- Recognition of four athletes who participated in the Chicago Park District swim club and won the state, zone, and regional championship.

Eric Fischer addressed the Board in recognition of the swim club and four athletes.

5. People In The Parks:

The following members of the public addressed the Commissioners:

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Bob Zeigler

Bob O'Neill

Dennis O'Neill

N'Dana Carter

Gary Osseward

Kenneth Newman

Louise McCurry

Daniel LaSpata

Rita Archibald

Beverly Brown

Sharon Lewis

Sylvia Tyus-Brooks

Hilary Godfrey

Written Testimony was submitted by:

Carolyn Williams

18-3104-091 2 Public Comment September 12, 2018

6. Communications And Reports:

Nothing was presented for consideration.

7. Unfinished Business:

Nothing was presented for consideration.

8. New Business:

18-3095-091 2 Ordinance Authorizing The Issuance Of General Obligation Bonds In An Aggregate Principal Amount Not To Exceed $95,000,000 Of 2018 In One Or More Series

Steve Lux, Chief Financial Officer addressed the Commissioners.

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Edwards, that the ordinance be adopted. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

18-3096-091 2 Request To Initiate 45-Day Notice Period To Name Park 564 As Big Marsh Park And To Name Park 562 In Honor Of Marian Byrnes

Heather Gleason, Director of Planning and Construction addressed the Commissioenrs.

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Vice President LaVelle, that the Item be adopted. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz Chicago Park District

18-3093-091 2

Heather Gleason, Director of Planning and Construction addressed the Commissioenrs.

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Edwards, that the Item be adopted. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

18-3094-091 2 Authority To Adopt An Ordinance To Acquire Property Located At 4546 N. Kedvale Avenue For A New Park

Heather Gleason, Director of Planning and Construction addressed the Commissioenrs.

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Edwards, that the Item be adopted. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

18-3099-091 2 Authorization To Enter Into A Contract With Rada Architects For Design Services At Mcguane (John) Park Specification No. P-16015-044

McGuane (Rada Architects) Signature Page - signed.pdf

Heather Gleason, Director of Planning and Construction addressed the Commissioenrs.

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Vice President LaVelle, that the Item be adopted. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz Chicago Park District

18-3103-091 5 Approval Of Review Of The Chicago Park District Code And Recommendation To Amend Chapters I, Vii And Xiii Of The Code

Dorothy Carroll, Senior Counsel and General Counsel Timothy King addressed the Commissioenrs

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Edwards, that recommendation be approved. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

9. Closed Session:

Pursuant to 5ILCS 120 Section Section 2 Subsection (C) (5).

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Vice President LaVelle, that the meeting enter into Closed Session. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 4 - Koldyke, Helfand, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz

18-3102-091 0 Purchase Of Property

This Item was presented for Discussion Only

10. Open Session:

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Commissioner Helfand, that the meeting return to Open Session. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 5 - Koldyke, King, Ruiz, Helfand and LaVelle Report on Closed Session Discussion

18-3102-091 0 Purchase Of Property

President Ruiz announced that the discussion in closed session included the recommendation to seek athority to move forward with the acquisition of property & its associated documents to aquire 17 acres at 48th & Western for the District

Commissioner Koldyke Made a motion to approve the matter and was seconded by Commissioner Edwards. the motion prevailed with a majority vote.

Aye: 3 - Koldyke, LaVelle and Edwards

Absent: 2 - King and Ruiz Chicago Park District

Abstain: 1 – Helfand

11. Adjourned

A motion was made by Commissioner Koldyke, seconded by Commissioner Edwards, that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 5 - Koldyke, King, Ruiz, Helfand and LaVelle

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