WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT
Facilities Operations Committee Meeting
Minutes
November 10, 2014
6:30 p.m. - Village Hall Training Room

Attendees Present

Commissioners/Committee: Chair Shelley Shelly, Amy Wolfe, Bryan Abbott
Commissioners: Benz, Brault, Crowley
Staff: Jeff Bowen, Steve Wilson, Ken Eppelheimer, Sean Flynn, Cindy Felicicchia,
Bill Lambrecht, Darrell Smith, Brian Udany

Attendees Absent

None

I. Meeting  Called to Order

Commissioner Shelly called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

II. Approval of Minutes

A. Commissioner Abbott moved and Commissioner Wolfe seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2014 committee meeting. All approved by general consent.

III. Communications and Correspondence

None

IV. Recognition of Visitors

Grace Poe, 1934 Elmwood
Danae Ciske, 2146 Elmwood
Sheri Rudberg, 910 Osage Lane
Lisa Ginsberg, 2240 Thornwood

Sheri Rudberg addressed the Committee to see if a group of women could get some court time at Paddle Tennis on Monday evenings. Commissioner Shelly did not see this as a problem. She suggested keeping one or two courts open on a Monday night for others to play. Ms. Rudberg is flexible with hours between 6-8 p.m. on Monday nights and will also consider using a pro with her group. Director Wilson said staff will follow up with Ania Kazakevich to discuss some options of play on Monday nights.

V. Managers’ Reports

A. Tennis Manager Darrell Smith reported on the following topics:

  • Permanent court times are still available.
  • Pro shop sales will continue through December.
  • The 2014-15 indoor court season began Sunday, September 7th. It will continue thirty-four weeks ending May 9, 2015.
  • The women’s travel teams have started play.

B. Pool/Risk Manager Brian Udany reported on the following topics:

  • The hiring process is beginning for the 2015 pool season.
  • The Glenview round table is coming up with other park districts. This is a great informational gathering session.
  • The water heaters that feed the locker rooms will be replaced.

C. Ice Manager Sean Flynn reported on the following topics:

  • Early voting was held at Centennial the end of October. Almost 5,000 people came through.
  • Super Saturday was held with 70 participants. This is a free event to get people to try skating. A Super Sunday will be held on November 30th.
  • This year’s Spooky Skate was held with a lower turnout due to the nice weather outside that day.
  • The 40th Annual Loyola High School hockey tournament will be held on Thanksgiving weekend. The rink is hosting the 16 Varsity I Division. 

D. Paddle Tennis Superintendent Bowen reported on the following topics:

  • Fall II classes are filling up quickly and all classes are running this session.
  • A junior class was added for ages 8-13 on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. due to a high demand and a wait list for the same class on Monday.
  • The next paddle mixer event, “Turkey Trot” is scheduled on November 21st from 7-10:30 p.m.
  • Junior Paddle & Pizza is scheduled on November 14th from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • The Paddle Hut is booked for parties on November 14th and 15th, December 13th as well as January 7, 2015.
  • Loyola Academy started their Paddle Booster Club on October 28th and has booked all 4 courts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through February 25th.
  • Paddle Racquets, paddle gloves, paddle balls, over grips, and replacement grips are available for sale at the paddle hut.

Commissioner Shelly commented that the age difference between 8 to 13 year olds is too much. Darrell Smith stated that Ania Kazakevich is trying it this way to attract participates and will then place kids by appropriate skill level.

Commissioner Shelly commented on the lights staying on longer. Director Wilson stated he discussed this with John Adler from the Village and in his interpretation of the zoning he does not see it as a problem.

VI. Unfinished Business

None

VII. New Business

None

VIII. Adjournment

There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m.