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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
Mike 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