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2023.11.14 Meeting Minutes

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Peotone Park District

Tuesday, November 14, 2023



Board Members Present – Barb Sim, Shaun Ziems, Aimee Saari.

Board Members Absent – Lindsey Schweisow, Jackie VanOvermeiren

Staff Present – Kelly LaMore, Jeff Eschbach


The meeting was called to order by President Sim at 6:00 p.m. Quorum was present.


Motion to approve minutes of the October 10, 2023 board meeting by Sim, second by Ziems.

Roll call vote Ziems – yes, Saari – yes, Sim – yes. Motion carried 3/0.


Public Comment – No public comment.


Reports –

Financial Report – Commissioner Sim reported that the accounts had been balanced and tax funds had been transferred. The bond payment was made.


Compliance Legal – Commissioner Sim reported on conversations with Wade regarding Blue Devil Drive. Speaking to IAPD and other legal counsel regarding referendum resolution wording.


Maintenance Report – Jeff reported on updates to the restrooms. Discussion was held on fencing along the south side of the park. It was decided to finish the posts all the way. Jeff will touch up the paint in the main room over the winter.


Managers Report – Kelly updated the board on programs including Zombie Run, Hot Shots Basketball League, Family Movie Night, Christmas in the Village activities, and Noon Year’s event. The winter program flyer will be mailed after Thanksgiving. The first email blast was successful with almost 50% of recipients opening the email.

Accounts Payable and Payroll

Motion to approve bills and payroll by Ziems, second by Saari.

Roll call vote – Ziems– yes, Saari – yes, Sim – yes. Motion carried, 3/0.

Old Business

  1. New Programs – Nothing at this time
  2. Authorize Repairs/upgrades to park facilities – Tabled
  3. Authorize repairs/upgrades to park equipment – Tabled


New Business –

  1. Approve Levy Ordinance for current fiscal year – Tabled
  2. Approve participation in IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference not to exceed $6500. Motion by Sim, Second by Ziems. Roll call vote – Sim – yes, Ziems – yes, Saari – yes. Motion Carried 3/0.
  3. Motion to approve contractor & additional costs to install playground equipment by Playground Boss in the amount of $5,385.00, by Ziems, 2nd by Saari. Roll call vote, Ziems – Yes, Saari – Yes, Sim – Yes. Motion carried, 3/0.
  4. Resolution for referendum to be placed on March 19, 2024 General Primary election ballot. Tabled


Correspondence/Communications/Petitions – None

Commissioner Remarks – Nothing at this time.

Motion to adjourn the board meeting at 6:47 p.m. by Saari. Second by Ziems. Voice vote, motion carried. 3/0.


Respectfully Submitted by:

Kelly J. LaMore, Park Manager

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