WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
Lakefront Committee Meeting Minutes
Monday, June 5, 2017
6:30 p.m. – Mallinckrodt Community Center


Attendees Present

Commissioners/Committee: Chair, Ryrie Pellaton, Shelley Shelly, Bryan Abbott
Staff:  Kathy Bingham, Bill Lambrecht

Commissioner Anderson
Staff:   Director Wilson, Steve Holloway, Jerry Ulrich, Holly Specht, Sean Flynn

Attendees Absent

None

I. Meeting Called to Order

Meeting called to order at 6:36 p.m.

II. Approval of Minutes

A. Commissioner Shelly moved and Commissioner Abbott seconded a motion to approve the minutes from and May 1, 2017. All voted yes, the motion carried.

III. Recognition of Visitors

The Attendance Sheet will become part of the permanent record.

Sara Lyke,   819 Michigan Ave., Wilmette – suggested that the architects provide a more clear representation of the location of the new beach house options in relation to the existing facility when they present the next set of drawings.

IV. Communications and Correspondence

Commissioner Pellaton commented on the emails received regarding the tot lot at Langdon Park, non-resident senior rates, and the request that families with small children be taken into consideration with the planning of the new beach house.

V. Unfinished Business

A. Lakefront Project 
Andy Tinucci of Woodhouse Tinucci Architects (WTA) gave a presentation to the committee that focused on the site design and the building design.

Site design: the discussion included beach access options, a dedicated bike lane, bike parking, and the maintenance shed.   Parking lot options were presented to improve flow and direct patrons better.

Building design:  two options were presented; the building as a fence and the building as a gateway.  As the design phase progresses building material samples will be provided.  The bathrooms for sailing and improvements to the maintenance shed were discussed and are still to be determined based on the budget.

Andy suggested that additional feedback be solicited regarding the concessions.

WTA will return for the July committee meeting with more firm proposals. WTA will be hosting additional meetings to gather additional public input.

VI. New Business

A. Langdon Park – Capital Plan

Commissioner Pellaton suggested that the full Board, not the committee, should be discussing the possibility of moving the park replacement from 2019 to 2018. Superintendent Lambrecht noted that the Board will have the opportunity to discuss this during the budget process.  Staff will respond to the individual who sent the email.

VII. Manager’s Report

Holly Specht reported on the following topics:

  • Ahead in beach memberships compared to same time period in 2016.
  • Staff has been busy checking boats in.
  • Camps begin next week.
  • The beach opened May 27.
  • 120 staff participating in training.
  • Lakeview had 12 rentals in May.

Jerry Ulrich reported on the following topics:

  • Staff have been working on wildflower garden and built an accessible bridge.
  • The aquatics storage container was brought out on June 1.
  • The sailing beach changing stations were reassembled for the season. Many are falling apart so Parks staff will be rebuilding some.
  • The pipes in the beach house are getting old.  Staff have been busy with repairs.
  • Many areas have been pressure washed in preparation for the season.
  • Additional SUP racks have been built.

VIII. Adjournment

There being no further business to conduct, the Lakefront Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:56 p.m.