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Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 9/18/23

Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Center

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Park District Board of Commissioners. The Board typically meets on the third Monday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion and decision. The Board convenes its Committee of the Whole meeting prior to its regular board meeting. The first meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Community & Fitness Center in Lansing, located at 2550 178th Street.

Lan-Oak Park District Committee of the Whole agenda

  1. Call to Order @ 6:30 p.m.
  2. Roll Call
  3. Communications & Addresses from the Audience
  4. Approval of Committee Meeting Minutes
    • Recreation Committee
    • Buildings & Grounds
    • Planning
    • Finance & Personnel
    • Bike Path Committee
  5. Senior Superintendent of Strategy & Operations – Report
    • Capital Project Update – Park Plaza, Rotary Park, Erfert Park
    • Audit Delay
    • Fund Transfer
    • Recreation Department – Enrollment
    • July 3 Event Status
    • Ethics Commission
    • Citizen Comment Forms
  6. Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance – Report
    • Current & Upcoming Projects – Fitness Center, Oakwood Park, Maintenance
    • Parks & Maintenance – Bleachers, Playskool, Bike Share
    • Park Plaza Project Update
    • Erfert Park Parking Lot
    • Fitness/Aquatic Program Enrollment
    • Fitness Membership Update
  7. Recreation Committee – Report
  8. Buildings & Grounds Committee – Report
  9. Planning Committee – Report
  10. Finance and Personnel Committee – Report
  11. Bike Path Committee – Report
  12. Old Business
  13. New Business
  14. Adjournment

Public hearing

  1. Call to Order @ 7 p.m.
  2. Roll Call
  3. Public Hearing for the issuance of $1,600,000 General Obligation Limited Tax Park Bonds for park purposes, to pay outstanding obligations of the district and for the payment of the expenses incident thereto.
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business
  6. Adjournment

Regular board meeting

  1. Call to Order @ 7 p.m. or immediately after the Committee of the Whole and Public hearing
  2. Roll Call
  3. Comments from the Public
  4. Consent Agenda (Motion)
    • Minutes from Previous Meetings:
      • Board Meeting: August 21, 2023
      • Public/Special Meeting:
      • Committee Meeting: August 21, 2023
    • AP Payment Selection Reports:
      • Payroll, Refunds, AP & Payroll Withholding for August 21, 2023 and September 7, 2023
  5. Senior Superintendent of Strategy & Operations
    • Action Item: Reappointment of Ethic Commission Members (Motion)
  6. Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance
    • Report
  7. Recreation Committee
    • Report
  8. Buildings & Grounds Committee
    • Report
  9. Planning Committee
    • Report
  10. Special Projects Committee
    • Report
  11. Bike Path Committee
    • Report
  12. Finance & Personnel Committee
    • Action Item: Treasurer’s Report/Operating Statement August 31, 2023 (Motion)
  13. Attorney’s Report
    • August 31, 2023
  14. Old Business
  15. New Business
  16. Communications & Addresses from the Audience
  17. Executive Session – None
  18. Action Items from Executive Session
  19. Adjourn

Staying informed

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The Lan-Oak Park District is a separate governing body in the Village of Lansing whose Commissioners are elected to “enhance the quality of life for all Lansing residents by providing clean, safe parks and well-developed recreational facilities in a wide range of recreational programs and activities for all ages” (Mission Statement). The Park District operates the Eisenhower Fitness Center and a wide variety of classes, programs, and events that take place in that building. Staff also maintain many parks in Lansing, including playgrounds, sports facilities, walking paths, and other amenities.

The Lan-Oak Park District is subject to the requirements of the American With Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting, or who have questions regarding accessibility of the meeting or the facility, are requested to contact the Senior Superintendent at 708-474-8552 promptly to allow the Park District to make reasonable accommodations.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
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