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File #: 20-0451    Version: 1 Name: The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Type: Intergovernmental Agreement Status: Approved
File created: 11/19/2020 In control: Real Estate Committee
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 1/26/2021
Title: PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (the "Tollway"). Goods or Services: Proposed permanent and temporary easements, tree removal, and temporary partial closure of the Salt Creek Trail associated with reconstruction of I-294 adjacent to Bemis Woods. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Construction period and temporary easement from 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025. The permanent easement will continue indefinitely (perpetual). Fiscal Impact: $2,290,102.79 (Revenue Generating). This amount represents the following: (1) Permanent and Temporary easements - $44,000.00 (appraised value); and (2) tree mitigation (estimate for 431 trees) - $2,246,102.79. In-kind contributions by Tollw...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. IGA_FPDCCBemisWoods_ExhibitA_Project Plan_12022020, 2. IGA_FPDCCBemisWoods_ExhibitB_Project Plan_12022020, 3. IGA_FPDCCBemisWoods_ExhibitC_Tree Mitigation Plans_12022020, 4. IGA_FPDCCBemisWoods_Exhibit D_TreeMitigationTable_12042020 v2, 5. LURSF Tollway Bemis Woods - FINAL_12042020
Related files: 19-0185

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PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

 

Department:  Department of Planning and Development  

 

Other Part(ies):  The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority 

 

Request:  Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (the “Tollway”).  

 

Goods or Services:  Proposed permanent and temporary easements, tree removal, and temporary partial closure of the Salt Creek Trail associated with reconstruction of I-294 adjacent to Bemis Woods. 

 

Agreement Number(s):  N/A  

 

Agreement Period:  Construction period and temporary easement from 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025. The permanent easement will continue indefinitely (perpetual).

 

Fiscal Impact:  $2,290,102.79 (Revenue Generating). This amount represents the following: (1) Permanent and Temporary easements - $44,000.00 (appraised value); and (2) tree mitigation (estimate for 431 trees) - $2,246,102.79.  In-kind contributions by Tollway for ecological restoration, gateway signs have an estimated value of over $350,000.00

 

Accounts:  N/A

 

District(s):  17 

 

Summary:  The Tollway is scheduled to reconstruct a section of I-294 from Ogden Avenue to 31st Street in and adjacent to Bemis Woods. The proposed reconstruction work will impact property owned by the Forest Preserves and will require granting a permanent easement of 3.325 acres and a temporary easement of 0.892 acre.  Impacts to land owned or leased by the Forest Preserves will include construction of box culverts and other storm sewer infrastructure, removal of approximately four hundred thirty-one (431) trees, establishment of a mowed access path for future maintenance, and temporary closure of the Salt Creek Trail.

 

The Tollway will pay required tree mitigation fees, provide vegetation management and tree trimming along a permanent access path in Bemis Woods adjacent to 31st Street at Meadowlark Golf Course, and contribute in-kind restoration work on approximately 85 acres within Bemis Woods with an estimated value of $300,000.00.  The Tollway will also install a taller salt spray wall to minimize impacts on the preserves.

 

In addition, the Tollway will reconstruct the Salt Creek Trail under the I-294 Salt Creek Bridge, include the Forest Preserves logo as a public artwork on the bridge abutment, and provide in-kind contribution of additional gateway signs designed by the Forest Preserves at various locations in Bemis Woods with an estimated value of over $50,000.00. The Tollway will make additional bank stabilization improvements adjacent to a portion of the I&M Trail which is currently closed to provide access for the Tollway’s Mile Long Bridge reconstruction. 

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