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File #: 19-0352    Version: 1 Name: AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE CITY OF ELGIN AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR BLUFF SPRINGS FEN NATURE PRESERVE
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 8/27/2019 In control: Real Estate Committee
On agenda: 9/24/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE CITY OF ELGIN AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR BLUFF SPRINGS FEN NATURE PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in parts of Fractional Sections 19 and 30, Township 41 North, Range 9 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Bluff Springs Fen Nature Preserve in District 15. WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois believes passage of this ordinance is necessary to ensure compliance with the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq., which provides statutory authority for one municipality to convey title to real estate to another municipality when the territory of transferor municipality is at least partly within the corporate limits of the transferee municipality and it is necessary or convenient to use, occupy or improve real estate held by the transferor municipality in the making of any...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
Related files: 19-0381
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE

AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE CITY OF ELGIN AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR BLUFF SPRINGS FEN NATURE PRESERVE

AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in parts of Fractional Sections 19 and 30, Township 41 North, Range 9 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Bluff Springs Fen Nature Preserve in District 15.
WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois believes passage of this ordinance is necessary to ensure compliance with the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq., which provides statutory authority for one municipality to convey title to real estate to another municipality when the territory of transferor municipality is at least partly within the corporate limits of the transferee municipality and it is necessary or convenient to use, occupy or improve real estate held by the transferor municipality in the making of any public improvement or for any public purpose; and
WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois recently reached an agreement with the City of Elgin to acquire five parcels of land located adjacent to Bluff Springs Fen Nature Preserve, consisting of approximately 20.5 acres ("Property") as described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference; and
WHEREAS, The Board of Forest Preserve Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, or devise, lands necessary and desirable for Forest Preserve purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, ...

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