Executive Director Cahill reported that staff are working on developing a policy that will address cannabis use and that the policy will come before the Board by the end of 2019.
Nine Americorps volunteers who are providing park restoration and facility restoration services through November 7 introduced themselves to the Board.
Jason Hawk from Hawk-Attolo, LLC was present for the vote on Power Purchase Agreements for Solar for four PPD facilities. Executive Director Cahill thanked Trustees Harant and Snowden for meeting with her and Mr. Hawk the previous day to cover final questions regarding the agreements. A separate vote was held for each Facility Agreement for Solar. The following four facility agreements were approved unanimously: River Plex Recreation Center, Noble Center, Lakeview Recreation Center, and Owens Recreation Center.
Central States Media provided a third quarter Marketing Report including data on commercials, TV coverage, publications, social media, newsletters, and outdoor/digital coverage. They noted that they have begun the process of translating information into Spanish to improve outreach to Latino communities.
Trustees unanimously approved pre-travel expenses for President Johnson and Trustee Williams to attend the 2020 Illinois Association of Park Districts conference in Chicago.
Chairman Robert Johnson called the meeting to order at 6:07 PM and adjourned at 6:48 PM to go into a Closed Session regarding personnel, collective negotiating matters and pending litigation. All trustees were present except Trustee Ryan. The next scheduled PPD Board meeting is 11-13-19.
Farrell Davies, Observer
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