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Regular Meeting of The Marion Park District
Board of Commissioners
January 23, 2024
6:00 p.m.
Boy Scout Cabin

Regular Meeting Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Open Forum
a. Marion Connects, Amy Eckert, Alisha Carruthers, and John Holtz to discuss a partnership with the Marion Park District and Marion Connects for events within the Parks.

3. Approval of January 23, 2024

4. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes: December 19, 2023

5. Approval of December 2023 Financial Report

6. Department Reports
a. Administration
b. Park Services

7. Commissioners Reports

8. Executive Session pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (if requested):
a. (1) 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 complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.
b. (5) Real Estate – the acquisition or lease of real property or the selling or rental price of real estate.
9. Reconvene to Open Session (possible actions following Executive Session)
10. New Business
a. Discuss / Approve a partnership with Marion Connects.
b. Discuss / Approve Resolution 24-01, designation of OMA officers.
c. Discuss / Approve Resolution 24-02, designation of FOIA officers.
d. Discuss / Approve hiring of Manager and Assistant Manager positions at the Aquatic Center.
e. Discuss / Approve hours for Manager and Assistant Managers for March / April / May 2024 in preparation for the 2024 Aquatic Center (40 hours total for the 3 – month period, this is per Manager and Assistant Manager).
f. Discuss / Approve wage for Manager ($17.00 / hr.) and Assistant Manager ($15.50 / hr.) position for the Aquatic Center.
g. Discuss / Approve wages for lifeguards and concession positions for the Aquatic Center.
h. Discuss / Approve FY2023 Audit prepared by Sarah Gibbens, CPA.
i. Discuss / Approve invoice from Sarah Gibbens, CPA in the amount not to exceed $8,200.00 for her services on the FY2023 Audit.
j. Discuss the job description and the selection / hiring of a candidate for the replacement of retiring Director of Parks and Recreation.
k. Discuss / Approve the formation of a selection committee to interview / suggest a candidate for the replacement of retiring Director of Parks and Recreation.
11. Next Meeting Date: February 27, 2024

12. Adjournment

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any individual who needs a reasonable accommodation 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.