WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
HELD IN THE COUNCIL ROOM OF WILMETTE VILLAGE HALL
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2005
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Written notice of said meeting was given to the Commissioners and the Wilmette Life in accordance with the Wilmette Park District Code, Section 2103, and Section 2.02 of the Open Meetings Act.

Board Secretary Terry Porter called the Annual Meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

PRESENT: Commissioners David Miller, Dennis O’Malley, Henry Wolff, Commissioners-elect Jim Brault, Diana Cohen, Richard Marcus, Secretary/Director Terry Porter, Treasurer/Business Manager George Kush

ABSENT: Commissioner Jim Crowley

OATH OF OFFICE:  Secretary/Director Porter administered the oath of office to Jim Brault, Diana Cohen, and Richard Marcus.  The commissioners then took their seats at the dais.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Secretary Porter entertained nominations for the Office of President.

Commissioner Marcus nominated Commissioner David G. Miller for the Office of President.

There being no further nominations, Commissioner Marcus moved and Commissioner Wolff seconded a motion that the nominations be closed and that David G. Miller be unanimously elected to the Office of President.

By a voice vote, voting Yes – All; voting No – None.  Motion carried.

President Miller thanked the Board for their support, and became Chair of the meeting. 

Commissioner Marcus thanked Commissioner Wolff and commended him for his leadership as President of the Board over the last one and a half years.

Commissioner Wolff stated that it had been a privilege to serve as President of the Board.  
President Miller entertained nominations for the Office of Vice President.

Commissioner Marcus nominated Commissioner James P. Crowley for the Office of Vice President.

There being no further nominations, Commissioner Marcus moved and Commissioner Brault seconded a motion that nominations be closed and that James P. Crowley be unanimously elected to the Office of Vice President.

By a voice vote, voting Yes – All; voting No – None.  Motion carried.

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTOR:  Commissioner O’Malley moved and Commissioner Brault seconded a motion to approve the appointment of Terrence C. Porter to the office of Secretary.

By a voice vote, voting Yes – All; voting No – None.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Marcus moved and Commissioner Wolff seconded a motion to approve the appointment of Terrence C. Porter as Director of Parks and Recreation.

By a voice vote, voting Yes – All; voting No – None.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Wolff moved and Commissioner Marcus seconded a motion to approve the appointment of George A. Kush, Jr. to the office of Treasurer.

By a voice vote, voting Yes – All; voting No – None.  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2005-R-6:  Commissioner Wolff moved and Commissioner Marcus seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2005-R-6, A RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CECELIA C. CARLSON.

Director Porter read Resolution 2005-R-6 which outlined the accomplishments of retiring Commissioner Cecelia C. Carlson during her 12 years of service on the Park Board.  It was noted that Ms. Carlson served on every Park District committee as well as having served as Board President and Vice President.  The resolution also noted that Ms. Carlson had been instrumental in the construction of the Community Recreation Center, the Family Aquatic Center, the purchase of the Mallinckrodt property, and the construction of the new golf course clubhouse.  Ms. Carlson also served on special committees and was active in senior programs and the early childhood programs of the District.

By a voice vote, voting Yes – All; voting No – None.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Marcus stated that the Park District and the community are very appreciative of the time and effort that Cecelia C. Carlson contributed during her years on the Park Board.  He noted that he had learned from her example about how to function as a Park Board Commissioner.   On behalf of the Board, he wished her well in her future endeavors.

President Miller stated that Commissioner Carlson had been an asset to the Board and he had enjoyed serving with her. 

There being no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Minutes Approved June 13, 2005