A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee October 17, 2019
CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Magnelli, committee chair, called the meeting to order 6:30 P.M.
Present: Magnelli, Ringelstein, Ross, Magnuson, Braun, Parent (6:37 P.M.)
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Sciaccotta, Blubaugh (6:34 P.M.), V. Bitters (6:42 P.M.).
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
There were no visitors.
There were no comments from the public.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Sprinkler System for the Grounds Proposals—
Director Wittmann reported that after meeting with four irrigation companies, she has obtained proposals from American National Sprinkler, Des Plaines Automatic Sprinklers Inc., and ACSM Inc. One company opted to not submit a proposal. Director Wittmann and Tony are recommending that the Board vote to approve American National Sprinkler. Not only is their proposal the lowest cost, they also have been the most flexible with options and the most responsive to their questions and concerns. They have a 4.5 star rating on Yelp, 4.9 star rating on Google, and a 5 star rating on Angie’s List. They said they could put the system in very quickly and before the ground freezes. Director Wittmann also had a correction to their cost for winterizing and turning on the system. It is $250 for each not $2500 as what was reported last month. Des Plaines Automatic Sprinklers Inc. had recommended a soaker hose on the west side of the building and Director Wittmann and Tony did not like that idea.
Director Wittmann obtained some suggestions from Anne Roberts for sundial options. Director Wittmann and Penny also met with John Winzeler, owner of Winzeler Gear, this afternoon to discuss some options for a sundial. He had some great ideas. He advised that we should look into how people will use the space before anything is installed. He thinks we should reach out to designers, architects, etc. to see what they recommend. He thinks that maybe a piece of artwork would be nice. Director Wittmann liked the idea of installing an art piece. He will reach out to some of his contacts, which include The Art Institute. She hopes to have more information for the committee in November.
Director Wittmann advised that in the recent past, they had discussed the option of adding bollards (pillars that are positioned in front of parking spaces) in order to try to prevent people from driving up onto the sidewalk and hitting people or the building. She advised that her and Tony found some options they think are appropriate and would like the Board’s approval in order to move forward with purchasing and installing them before winter. They would like to have the bollards that bolt in the ground. Tony met with the Village and they advised that we need to add wheel stops. Director Wittmann is pricing those out. Five wheel stops are needed. She found a few different options for bollards. The cost for 5-9 powder coated steel bollards would be around $252 a piece. The steel bollards cost around $123 a piece for two or more, but are not that attractive. Trustee Magnelli recommends getting psi results.
A motion was made by Trustee Ross seconded by Trustee Braun to adjourn. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 6:48 P.M.