Rick B.'s Recent Activity

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1 year ago on 04/17/2017 at 4:44 PM

"Totally agree. There must be a better way. "

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 3:03 PM

"Couldn't agree more. "

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 1:59 PM

"As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts. " I stand by my answer in the Tribune to the DeVos question - but to set the record str..."

1 year ago on 03/29/2017 at 5:29 PM

"I’ve debated about posting a response since nothing I say will ever be taken seriously by the administrator of this page, but here goes. The Park District, for years (since long before I was on the ..."

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1 year ago on 02/06/2017 at 12:54 PM

"I want to acknowledge my fellow Park District Board members for relentlessly looking at every possible option before making a decision. We had civil and respectful debates, we did it under the watchfu..."

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1 year ago on 02/06/2017 at 12:48 PM

"At last Thursday's Board meeting, the Board approved the proposal to refurbish the existing bathroom structure at Hinkley. The architects estimated that the project will come in at or under $175k. The..."

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1 year ago on 01/30/2017 at 3:29 PM

"For the record, I have never donated to Gov. Rauner's campaign, I have never received any campaign funding from Gov. Rauner or from anyone in the Republican (or Democrat) Party. The money I have spent..."

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1 year ago on 12/05/2016 at 11:44 AM

"That's correct, Tom Sotos. We purchased the lights over a three year window. Next year, we will have paid for all of the lights in full. The committee spent a great deal of time this summer/fall looki..."

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Park Ridge Holiday Lights

1 year ago on 12/01/2016 at 9:51 AM
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2 years ago on 09/26/2016 at 3:59 PM

"I couldn't agree with you more, Steve Schildwachter. This Board is the antithesis of transparent government - they should be ashamed of themselves. "

2 years ago on 07/26/2016 at 3:50 PM

"The article doesn't really elaborate on whether the City's "refusal" was due to the fact that such a sign violates the City's sign ordinance and that allowing such a sign would require an amendment an..."

2 years ago on 03/17/2016 at 11:04 AM
2 years ago on 03/16/2016 at 12:30 PM

"Mary Wynn Ryan - that video makes it all worth it. "

2 years ago on 03/16/2016 at 12:25 PM
2 years ago on 02/29/2016 at 4:39 PM

"While we're at it - ask the other Board members why it is that the commissioners passed a policy to give themselves free memberships to all of the facilities and free classes for all Park District pro..."

2 years ago on 02/29/2016 at 4:22 PM

"If it were up to me - no, Brian Curylo. But I do not speak for the entire Board or the Park District - I am one vote on the Board. Trust me, my wife has spent oodles of money over the years sitting in..."

2 years ago on 02/29/2016 at 4:12 PM

"Kathy Panattoni Meade - it's not about generating revenue. Please stop assuming that every single action in this town has some nefarious underpinning to it. Once again, from the staff's perspective (a..."

2 years ago on 02/29/2016 at 4:09 PM

"For what it's worth, the current policy is that parents are allowed in (for free) if the child is participating in a swim lesson/class or a gym-related lesson/class. They also let a certain number of ..."

2 years ago on 02/29/2016 at 2:48 PM

"(While I am a sitting commissioner, I do not speak for the entire elected Board nor the Park District - my statements are mine and only mine. ) I unsuccessfully fought to change this policy a couple o..."

2 years ago on 11/11/2015 at 1:57 PM

"Right Ashley Hawkes - and when we don't need them from December to April, we can have them hauled away (thus, we would only be paying for them for 8 months out of the year - when the park is being uti..."

2 years ago on 11/11/2015 at 1:54 PM

"George Korovilas - that is why I suggested we look at the portable trailers as an option (for the time being). I've seen these things at PGA events. They are quite posh inside and they are heated. I a..."

2 years ago on 11/11/2015 at 1:52 PM

"In Illinois, governmental entities are required to pay prevailing wage for various trades. The prevailing wage numbers are set by the Illinois Department of Labor to precisely mimic the union scale fo..."

2 years ago on 11/11/2015 at 1:44 PM

"I would love to see more bathrooms as well Kathy Panattoni Meade and George Korovilas - but $650k for a men's and women's bathroom with a total of four toilets is absolutely absurd. You could build a ..."

3 years ago on 10/14/2015 at 12:06 PM

"Kathy Panattoni Meade; Tom Giannopoulos; The Park District had considered that property for a multi-use facility (i. e., gymnastics, dance, gym space, etc. ). As you may know, Park Ridge Baseball/Soft..."

3 years ago on 10/14/2015 at 10:47 AM

"Kathy Panattoni Meade - The PRPD had talked about the option of purchasing the property from the City or including it in the re-negotiation of the TIF obligations. An agreement was never reached betwe..."

3 years ago on 10/07/2015 at 12:48 PM

"Second, the issue with the Senior Center is and was far more complicated than the legal dispute over Ms. Kemnitz's bequest. There were many other issues related to the management and finances for the ..."

3 years ago on 10/07/2015 at 12:42 PM

"Also, I would be remiss if I didn't address two of the points in your post - 1) I am very proud of the fact that revenue from fees has now surpassed revenue from taxes, for the second year in a row. I..."

3 years ago on 10/07/2015 at 12:42 PM

"Kathy - please remember that the fee and tax increases being proposed by staff are nothing more than proposals at this point. The Board will be considering/debating all of the proposals that staff has..."

3 years ago on 09/30/2015 at 3:07 PM

"That makes two of us Kathy Panattoni Meade :) If you or other people reading this article/post feel strongly, one way or the other, it would be very helpful for the Board to hear your opinions. prefer..."

3 years ago on 09/30/2015 at 2:48 PM

"Just to add a slightly different perspective on things, being one of the seven on the board, the philosophical debate that is going on at the board level is whether to stick to the $13. 2 M budget or ..."