Mrs. Nancy DiCiolla
II. Pledge of Allegiance - President DiCiolla
led all present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. Welcome to Visitors - Mrs. DiCiolla
welcomed visitors and said that the first order of business was to explain to the audience the process of the bond sale.
asked for the opportunity for Board input.Mrs. DiCiolla
said that when she
and Dr. Cull discussed the purpose for the special meeting, she
said that the Play For All Park would be discussed; she
did not say it was the purpose.She
also wanted to discuss the bond sale proceeds and the use for them.She
said that the minutes of the May 9th meeting had not yet been approved and that the agenda for the special meeting had been posted in a timely manner.
said that it was a Board members right to call special meetings and that it does not have to done at an open meeting.She
said that a special meeting may be called for so long as notification is given in a timely manner.
said the monetary contribution for Franzen Park was being discussed.Mrs. DiCiolla
said the asbestos removal project was added as a discussion topic because she
is aware of community members who have voiced their concern with the asbestos removal.
Mr. Maier asked Mrs. DiCiolla
under whose recommendation asbestos removal had been added for discussion on the agenda.
had wanted to discuss asbestos removal and the bond proceeds.Mr. Maier asked if Mrs. DiCiolla
thought this was a more effective venue for the discussion rather than at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.
said that this was another issue.She
had spoken to an attorney and found that the Board
had not approved the $100,000 donation for Franzen Park.Based on that information, she
felt it was better to discuss it now.
asked if it really mattered.
response was that it did not matter.Mrs. DiCiolla
said that she
wanted to discuss use of the bond proceeds.
said that the Board
would not be voting on the approval of the asbestos issue.
asked for a vote.
asked for public comments.
expanded on the statement saying that the contribution had not been rescinded because the Board
could not rescind on something that had not been approved.
said that all comments would be heard first and then the Board
would be allowed to make comments and ask questions.
asked for comments and questions from the Board
Mrs. Leno began to respond to Mrs. Miller's comments, but Mrs. DiCiolla
said there would be no interacting and that the public had been given the opportunity to speak.
said that is how we informed the public to make Mr. McCann happy.She
asked for the next person to speak.
and Mr. McCann discussed the appropriateness of an answer for Mrs. Miller.
responded that the meeting would proceed with the agenda.Mr. Maier addressed Mrs. DiCiolla
, and said as a point of order, as discussed earlier regarding individual's comments and three minute limits, the question had been raised if the Board
would be able to ask questions on comments made.
Mr. Maier stated that during the Board
discussion in getting the groundwork allowed for public comment, the question had been raised if the Board would be able to ask questions of the public and that Mrs. DiCiolla
had answered yes, it would be allowed.
said comments would be limited to three minutes.
asked that Mrs. Miller direct her question to Dr. Cull.
asked for quick answer for the question.
said the property has liability insurance.The liability issue was presented to us.
said it was discussed.
said that it was not listed as a line item, and did not want anyone being misled.
wanted to make it clear that yes, she
is agreement in if you have land and can share it cooperatively and you can share the playground equipment.That is not so much the issue.We have contributed to the park district.She
wants to make it perfectly clear that the school district has been very generous.
would have liked to see the $100,000 be considered for parking.There is no written agreement for the school district to expect to continue to use the parking lot at St. Matthews
said that the Board
had been approached in November of 2006 for a contribution.The deadline for the application for the Oslad grant was July 1st, 2006.She
said with regards to timing, there is a huge difference there.At the November meeting, it had been a consideration, and she
was open to consider it.She
also knew at that time, the budget had not been worked on.
said that she
does have an issue with these funds.She
added that a Life Safety Inspection would be conducted within the next four years.We do not know what the ramifications of that inspection or the costs that we may incur.She
said that the second draft of the budget (not including interest on the bond funds) has a negative balance of approximately $20,000.
said that the park district uses our schools free of charge and suggested that the seasonal maintenance should be done at no cost to the school district.She
stated that we just heard someone attest to the fact that that was the original agreement.It was not documented in writing, however according to the contract it can be changed.The park district says they want to be cooperative.Mrs. DiCiolla
asked if the park district was willing to do that.
said that there was only a consideration and that she
had expressed her
concerns.A discussion on the contribution did not come up again until November.It never came up again.
Mr. McCann asked why Mrs. DiCiolla
had not suggested adding it as a board requested report or a special meeting.
said that it was only a consideration and that it never came up again.
responded that there was never a commitment.
said that it was never on the agenda to vote on it as a consent item, so she
did not raise her
said that Dr. Cull never placed it on the agenda and that was telling her that it was not up for go, it would never happen.
said we are not talking about that.
said that was not correct.Mrs. DiCiolla said that in the November minutes when the bond issue items were discussed the first item mentioned was not the Play For All Park; it was the asbestos and carpet removal.
responded that she
had discussed it.Mr. Maier asked Mrs. DiCiolla
had discussed it at a Board meeting.Mrs. DiCiolla
said no, that it was just proposed; that there had not been a budget meeting yet and she
thought it wasn't going to happen because the contribution had never been discussed.Mr. Maier wanted clarification with Mrs. DiCiolla
that her concerns were not discussed with the Board members at any School Board meeting until the May 9th meeting.
said that it was not on the agenda.She
said it was made clear as stated as "Éconsideration for a contribution of $100,000."
...Mrs. DiCiollaMrs. DiCiolla
asked if anyone wanted to make a motion for the Action Item for the vote to support the $100,000 contribution to the Park District
for the Franzen Community Play For All Park
commented that if the contribution were approved, there were some issues that would require follow up and it that it was critically important that all information is shared.She
said that there is nothing wrong with discussion and asking questions and being kept informed.She
said the Board
should be accountable to the public not just for this issue but for future items as well.
made for a motion to amend the current motion by removing the $100,000 and inserting $40,000 as the contribution for the Franzen Community Play For All Park
arrived at the suggestion of $40,000 by considering life of the equipment and the additional payment that we would be making.
There was no second to Mrs. DiCiolla