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File #: 17-0478    Version: 1 Name: Jeffery Heinsohn, Harvard, Illinois
Type: Contract Status: Approved
File created: 12/11/2017 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/9/2018 Final action: 1/9/2018
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Jeffery Heinsohn, Harvard, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County ("the Preserves") to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Row crop farming Contract Value: N/A Contract period: 1/9/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Revenue generation of up to $71,412.00 (over 5 years) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 17RM 139 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 15 Summary: The Preserves is bidding out a contract for row crop production at select sites which were historically used for agricultural purposes prior to acquisition by the Preserves, and as such, do not exist in an ecologically natural state. Farmers will have use of the property for seeding one or more of the following row crops: wheat, oats, soybeans, and/or corn. This practice allows the Preserves to generate revenue, while a...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

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PROPOSED CONTRACT

 

Department(s):  Resource Management

 

Vendor:  Jeffery Heinsohn, Harvard, Illinois

 

Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (“the Preserves”)  to enter into and execute

 

Good(s) or Service(s):                       Row crop farming

 

Contract Value:  N/A

 

Contract period:  1/9/2018 - 12/31/2022 

 

Estimated Fiscal Impact:  Revenue generation of up to $71,412.00   (over 5 years)

 

Accounts:  N/A

 

Contract Number(s):  17RM 139

 

Concurrences:                     

The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item.

 

 

District(s): 15

 

Summary:  The Preserves is bidding out a contract for row crop production at select sites which were historically used for agricultural purposes prior to acquisition by the Preserves, and as such, do not exist in an ecologically natural state. Farmers will have use of the property for seeding one or more of the following row crops: wheat, oats, soybeans, and/or corn. This practice allows the Preserves to generate revenue, while at the same time preventing invasive plant species from taking over fallow land. It is the Preserve’s intention to restore fallow land wherever possible and these farming practices are a good method to keep these lands in a more manageable condition until a restoration project can take place on the site. The contract term for row crop farming is a period of one (1) year, with four (4) one-year renewal options to be exercised by the General Superintendent or his/her designee, which gives the Preserves the option to discontinue farming practices in order to restore these lands to a natural condition.

 

Jeffery Heinsohn was the highest responsible bidder for row crop site #3, Janura Preserve, for a total potential revenue generation over the next five (5) years of $71,412.00. Jeffery Heinsohn was the sole bidder for this site.

 

Site                                                               Acres                                          Revenue

Janura Preserve                                          162.3                                          $71,412.00end