WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
Lakefront Committee Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:30 p.m. – Mallinckrodt Community Center
Commissioners/Committee: Chair, Ryrie Pellaton, Shelley Shelly, Bryan Abbott
Staff: Kathy Bingham, Bill Lambrecht
Staff: Director Wilson, Ken Eppelheimer, Jeff Bowen, Jerry Ulrich, Holly Specht
I. Meeting Called to Order
Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m.
II. Approval of Minutes
A. Commissioner Shelly moved and Commissioner Abbott seconded a motion to approve the minutes from March 6, 2017. All voted yes, the motion carried.
III. Recognition of Visitors
The Attendance Sheet will become part of the permanent record.
Mary Shea, 735 Michigan Ave., Wilmette – commented that the park property near her home is flooded, and would like to know why this is happening and who is responsible for this area. She hopes the new landscape plan includes drainage to fix this problem. Ms. Shea also inquired if the plan for Gillson that was developed before the referendum is being used.
Superintendent Lambrecht reported that upon failure of the referendum, work on the plan was not completed and we are not currently using it. Commissioner Abbott noted that the plan may be referred to when the lakefront project addresses roads, sewers and landscape.
Sara Lyke, 819 Michigan Ave., Wilmette – expressed her opinion that the public meetings were great and inquired when the last date for accepting public comments would be. Staff explained that the survey will be open through this weekend. Ms. Lyke also added that during the League of Women’s Voters forum there was a discussion about the Park District working with the Village regarding traffic issues near the lakefront and inquired what the process is to address this issue. She feels that the traffic flow into the park should be considered during the planning process.
IV. Communications and Correspondence
Commissioner Pellaton commented on an email received from Ashish Jain regarding pricing for SUP storage.
V. Unfinished Business
A. Lakefront Project - Update
Superintendent Lambrecht reported that staff had follow-up meeting with Woodhouse Tinucci Architects (WTA). The purpose of the meeting was to review the information that was collected from the public meetings and surveys. WTA also discussed design criteria and options for concessions. They plan to attend the next Lakefront Committee meeting to provide a summary and present conceptual ideas.
The Committee encouraged staff to send out an email to remind people to submit recommendations and to let people know that WTA will be at the next meeting.
VI. New Business
A. Construction Management Contract with W.B. Olson
Superintendent Lambrecht reported on the contract, noting that staff was able to negotiate a reduction in the management fee.
Commissioner Pellaton requested, and the Committee agreed to some changes to the contract regarding attending additional public meetings, and guidelines for making change orders.
B. Park Permit Requests
Superintendent Bingham reviewed the park permit requests.
The Committee approved the requests from Wilmette School District 39, the Girl Scouts, and the Baker Demonstration School for use of Gillson Park. All voted yes; motion carried.
VII. Manager’s Report
Holly Specht reported on the following topics:
- Still working on sailing storage. Staff has made 98 phone calls from the waitlist and 48 were given a spot.
- Getting ready for summer – buying supplies.
There being no further business to conduct, the Lakefront Committee meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.