WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
Facilities Operations Committee Meeting Minutes
Monday, February 13, 2017
6:30 p.m. – Village Hall Training Room
Committee/Commissioners: Chair: Shelley Shelly, Amy Wolfe, Stephanie Foster
Staff: Superintendent Bowen
Staff: Director Wilson, Sean Flynn, Darrell Smith, Superintendents: Lambrecht, Eppelheimer
Commissioners: Abbott, Anderson, Pellaton
I. Meeting Called to Order
Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m.
II. Approval of Minutes
A. Commissioner Foster moved and Commissioner Wolfe seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2017 Facilities Operations Committee meetings as amended. V. A. second bullet – “hockey”, V. B. second bullet “Elite”, VIII. B. 3rd paragraph – Commissioner Anderson. All voted yes, the motion carried.
III. Communications and Correspondence
Commissioner Shelly acknowledged the correspondence received from William Arnold regarding Randel Enario, one of the tennis pros. An additional correspondence was received from Nicholas Ventura, a hockey player at Centennial.
IV. Recognition of Visitors
V. Managers’ Reports
A. Ice, Sean Flynn reported on the following topics:
- The winter learn to skate session began last week. There are currently 735 participants compared to 780 last year at this time.
- The Northern Illinois Hockey League will be hosting a few upcoming tournaments at Centennial.
- March 19 ice rink liner recycling centennial parking lot.
B. Tennis, Darrell Smith reported on the following topics:
- The Jr. Tennis night was a success. 17 kids, aged 10-14 participated.
- A new camp, combining beach and tennis has been added and is already full. Staff hopes to add an additional session.
- The Pro Shop currently has items on sale.
C. Paddle, Darrell Smith reported on the following topics:
- More than 10 rentals are booked for February and March and groups are inquiring about spring break rentals.
- The Men’s’ season finishes at the end of February.
D. Superintendent Bowen responded to an inquiry from Commissioner Shelly, regarding tennis fees and reported that there are 24 non-residents with memberships that participate in drills, permanent court time and league play. They pay a non-resident fee for the membership and for the drills. There are 203 non-residents with a membership.
The Committee discussed the fees and agreed not to make any changes at this time but will continue to monitor the usage.
VI. Unfinished Business
A. Proposed Additional Paddle Courts
Superintendent Lambrecht reported that the cost estimate for the additional courts is $240,000 which is in line with the budget. Drawings of the court layout options will be presented at the next committee meeting. The drawings will need to be presented to the Village zoning board for approval. The plan is to begin the work in June to have the courts built by the start of the fall 2017 season. With the additional courts staff hopes to add more men’s teams, more classes, open play time.
B. Paddle Hut Furniture
Superintendent Bowen distributed pictures of potential high top tables, along with a diagram of the paddle hut. He will bring cost estimates to the next meeting.
VII. New Business
There being no further business to discuss the Committee adjourned at 7:08 p.m.