Wilmette Park District
Committee-of-the-Whole
Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Mallinckrodt Community Center

Attendees Present

Commissioners: President James Crowley, John Olvany, Gary Benz, James Brault, Shelley Shelly, Bryan Abbott and Amy Wolfe

Staff: Steve Wilson, Jeff Bowen, Ken Eppelheimer, Kathy Bingham, Bill Lambrecht
Cindy Felicicchia, Steve Holloway, Adam Kwiatkoski, Mike Matchen, Brian Udany, Carol Heafey, Amy Lambrecht

Attendees Absent

None

I. Meeting  Called to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m.

II. Approval of Minutes

A. Commissioner Shelly moved to approve the minutes from the November 11, 2014 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, seconded by Benz; all voted yes, the motion carried.

III. Communications and Correspondence

None

IV. Recognition of Visitors

Commissioner Crowley acknowledged visitor, Tom Grisamore.

V. New Business

A. 2015 Proposed Annual Budget
Commissioner Crowley asked Director Wilson to brief the Committee on the Annual Budget process. Director Wilson thanked everyone for getting the Annual Budget together. Director Wilson reviewed and discussed in detail the slide presentation that relates to the 2015 Proposed Annual Budget. Director Wilson discussed the organizational chart with the District being at 70 full time staff with a couple of position open currently. He stated that looking back on 2014 there were below normal weather which resulted in lower than budget attendance at pools, beach and golf. All of this was offset by the camps and sports with good productivity. He went on to review and discuss the annual budget with Committee.

Director Wilson mentioned that the District’s instituted a customer service program throughout the District. The Chair of the committee is Amy Lambrecht. The committee has put together a peer recognition program and the symbol is an Acorn. The Acorn is the symbolism of the District’s logo of an oak tree. The mantra behind it is “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” There will be a quarterly aware and an annual award that will be associated with this program. Director Wilson continued to review and discuss the Annual Budget handout along with Superintendent Eppelheimer with the Committee.  There are a small number of projects to be carried over to 2015. The amount is estimated between $350,000 to $390,000. The affect is a decrease in 2014 expenditures and an increase in 2015 expenses, increasing the 2014 surplus.

Commissioner Crowley asked if there were any other questions.

VI. Adjournment

There being no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.