WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT

MINUTES OF THE 2003 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
HELD IN THE COUNCIL ROOM OF WILMETTE VILLAGE HALL
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2003

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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 7:48 p.m.

PRESENT: Commissioners Cecelia Carlson, Richard Marcus, Commissioners-elect Jim Crowley, David Miller, Dennis O'Malley, Henry Wolff, Secretary/Director Terry Porter, Treasurer/Business Manager George Kush

ABSENT: Commissioner Diana Cohen

VISITORS: Benjamin and Geoffrey Marcus

OATH OF OFFICE: Secretary/Director Porter administered the oath of office to Jim Crowley, David Miller, Dennis O'Malley, and Henry Wolff. The commissioners then took their seats at the dais.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

Secretary Porter entertained nominations for the Office of President.

Commissioner Crowley nominated Commissioner Richard H. Marcus for the Office of President.

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

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

President Marcus thanked the Board for their support. He stated he was very grateful for the confidence they had shown in him and was very honored to serve another term as president. He added that he is very proud of the Park District and the commissioners, especially for the way the Mallinckrodt issue has been handled.

President Marcus became Chair of the meeting.

President Marcus entertained nominations for the Office of Vice President.

Commissioner Miller nominated Commissioner Henry P. Wolff for the Office of Vice President.

There being no further nominations, Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion that nominations be closed and that Henry P. Wolff 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 Carlson moved and Commissioner Wolff 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 Carlson 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 Carlson moved and Commissioner Wolff 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.

BANK DEPOSITORY DESIGNATION: Commissioner Miller moved and Commissioner Carlson seconded a motion to designate Bank One, 1200 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL as the depository for the operational checking accounts of the Wilmette Park District, and to authorize the officers of the Board to execute the necessary documents.

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

RESOLUTION 2003-R-3: Commissioner Crowley moved and Commissioner Wolff seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2003-R-3, A RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PHYLLIS COSSAREK.

Director Porter read Resolution 2003-R-3 which outlined the accomplishments of retiring Commissioner Phyllis Cossarek during her 20 years of service on the Park Board. It was noted that Mrs. Cossarek served on every Park District committee as a member and as Chair, as well as having served as Board President for a two year term. The resolution also noted that Ms. Cossarek had been instrumental in the construction of Lakeview Center, the Community Recreation Center, and the new Family Aquatic Center, as well as the purchase of the Mallinckrodt property. Ms. Cossarek also gave much of her time to park district affiliated organizations such as the IAPD and the NRPA and served on many special committees and task forces over the years.

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

President Marcus stated that the Park District and the community are very appreciative of the time and effort that Phyllis Cossarek contributed during her years on the Park Board, and he is sure that she will continue to volunteer her time for other worthy causes. He thanked her for her years of excellent service and wished her well.

There being no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 7:56 p.m.


 

Minutes approved on May 12, 2003