Members of the Moline Park & Recreation Board met Thursday, May 26.
The Moline Parks and Recreation Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the conference room at the Public Works building, 3635 Fourth Ave.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the Moline Park & Recreation Board:
Moline Park & Recreation Board
Public Works Building, 3635 Fourth Avenue
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Alderman Mike Wendt (Liaison)
ABSENT: Dave Navarro
PUBLIC OFFICIALS: Mayor Scott Raes
STAFF: Daniel Boland, Parks Recreation Intern
Amanda Bolt, Recreation Coordinator
Scott Hinton, City Engineer
Doug House, Municipal Services Manager
Trent Jacquin, Parks Laborer
Todd Slater, Cemetery Manager
Mike Waldron, Public Works Director
Lori Wilson, Parks Recreation Director
OTHERS: Jack Burns, President of Moline Little League
Call to Order
Park Board President, Don Welvaert, called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. in the Public Works Conference Room.
Jack Burns, President of Moline Little League, presented to the Board that disposal of trash at the Moline Little League fields has become cumbersome and time consuming. Jack is requesting that the Board research possible options to help Little League dispose of the trash.
Scott Hinton, City Engineer, updated the Board on the findings of the structural report for the Prospect Park Pavilion. Scott reported that the hillside is not moving, that there is ground water pushing on the foundation. Scott presented to the Board 3 possible recommendations to help alleviate the ground water problem.
Items on Consent
Approval of the Park Board Meeting Minutes of the April 28, 2016 meeting.
Approval and acceptance of departmental April/May bill payment and departmental April/May revenue, expenditures, capitol projects, park reserve and cemetery reports.
Consideration of a Special Use Application for Make-A-Wish Illinois to utilize Ben Butterworth Parkway for a fundraiser walk/run. The event is to be held on Saturday June 4, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Consideration of a Special Use Application for Share-Quad Cities to utilize Prospect Park and pavilion for their annual fundraiser awareness walk. The event is to be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Omnibus Vote John Knaack, seconded by Lauren Schrier, moved to approve items by omnibus vote. Motion carried with unanimous approval.
Items Not on Consent
1. Board approval to spend $20,775 from the McCandless Park gift fund for the purchase of a shelter for McCandless Park. Staff requested Board’s approval to spend $20,775 from the McCandless Park gift fund for the purchase of a shelter for McCandless Park. Staff will transfer funds from CBDG ($14,274) and Parks CIP ($10,000) into the gift fund to make the purchase. John Knaack motioned to approve, seconded by Lauren Schrier. Motion carried unanimously.
2. Naming of the parking lots along Ben Butterworth Parkway/River Drive.
To better serve visitors to the Ben Butterworth Parkway staff is seeking Park Board approval to name the parking lots located along Ben Butterworth Parkway/River Drive. The naming of the parking lots will help to identify the specific parking lot as well as better identify that general area of the parkway. $290.70 for signage will be paid out of 120-1522-452-06-30. Chip Nelson motioned to approve, seconded by John Knaack. Motion carried unanimously. Board directed staff to utilize a numbering system for now with the possibility of actually naming the parking lots in the future.
3. Nomination and Election of Park Board Officers for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
Park Board President Don Welvaert presented the nominating committee’s recommended slate of officers to the Board for approval and election. The officers presented for approval for 2016-2017 are Don Welvaert for President, John Knaack for Vice President, and Carrie Bull for Secretary. All accept and motion to approve slate. Lauren Schrier motioned to approve, seconded by Roger Clawson. Motion carried unanimously.
On the motion of Don Welvaert, seconded by Roger Clawson, and unanimously approved, the meeting was adjourned at 4:19 p.m.
Secretary, Moline Park and Recreation Board