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 Regular Meeting of

  The Marion Park District

    Board of Commissioners

   January 24, 2017

  7:00 p.m.

  Boys Scout Cabin


 Regular Meeting Agenda

1.  Call to Order

2.  Open Forum

a.  Jimmy Leadingham of MSI President to address the Commissioners regarding the upcoming 2017 spring soccer season.

b.  Leo Miller of Marion Developmental Soccer to address the Commissioners regarding their plan for the new Soccer League.

3.  Approval of January 24, 2017 Agenda

4.  Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes: December 27, 2016

5.  Approval of December 2016 Financial Reports

6.  Department Reports

a.  Administration

b.  Park Services

7.  Commissioners Reports

8.  Executive Session pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (if requested):

a.  Personnel – To consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline,  performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony or a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.

b.  Real Estate – the acquisition or lease of real property or the selling or rental price of real estate.

c.  Negotiations – the collective negotiations between public employers and their employees and deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

d.  Semi – annual review of closed session minutes.

9.  Reconvene to Open Session (possible actions following Executive Session

10. New Business

a.  Discuss / Approve FY2016 Audit, presented and prepared by Sarah Gibbens, CPA.

b.  Discuss / Approve payment of audit billing from Sarah Gibbens, CPA.

c.  Discuss / Approve use and scheduling of practice / games of new soccer league (Marion Developmental Soccer League) at the Soccer Complex.

d.  Open sealed bids previously submitted for a new tractor with attachments.

e.  Discuss / Approve purchase of new tractor and equipment package from sealed bids.

f.  Discuss / Approve 2017 Adult Soccer League spring schedule. (Attached)

g.  Discuss / Approve Semi – annual review of closed session minutes from meetings 7/14/2016, 7/26/2016, 8/23/2016, 9/27/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/22/2016, and 12/27/2016 with approval to remain closed, with or without exception.

h.  Discuss / Approve Director Reed attending the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course in St. Charles, MO on March 28 – 30, 2017. Course fee, room and meals will come from Training budget.

i.  Discuss / Approve tree stump removal (all stumps) at Pyramid Park from Capital Projects Fund.

j.  Discuss / Approve designating President Gott as legal liaison to represent the Marion Park District Board of Commissioners.

k.  Discuss / Approve Resolution 2017 – 01, designation of OMA officers.

l.  Discuss / Approve Resolution 2017 – 02, designation of FOIA officers.

m.  Discuss / Approve prioritizing a list of Capital Projects to be completed within the next two (2) years from the Capital Projects Fund.

11.  Next Meeting Date: February 28, 2017

12.  Adjournment


In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any individual who is in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in or benefit from attendance at the public meeting of the Marion Park District Board of Commissioners should contact Jack Reed, Director at 618-993-3940.