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File #: 21-0004    Version: 1 Name: AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODS
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 9/24/2020 In control: Real Estate Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2021 Final action: 3/18/2021
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 4, Township 35 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Glenwood Woods in District 6. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the "District"), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District 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, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, a...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
Related files: 21-0005

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODS

 

AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 4, Township 35 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Glenwood Woods in District 6.

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District 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, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the education, pleasure, and recreation of the public; and

 

WHEREAS, the said Board of Commissioners of the District also has acquired in like manner lands for the consolidation of such preserves into unit areas of a size and form convenient and desirable for public use and economical maintenance and improvement, and lands for the purpose of connecting such preserves with forested ways or links in order to increase their accessibility, use, and enjoyment, and lands for improvement by forestation, roads, and pathways, and lands for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating recreational facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the District has in a like manner acquired lands along water courses or elsewhere which, in their judgment, were required to control drainage and water conditions and necessary for the preservation of forested areas acquired or to be acquired as preserves and lands for the purpose of extension of roads and forested ways around and by such preserves and for parking space for automobiles and other facilities not requiring forested areas but incidental to the use and protection thereof; and

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the District as follows:

 

Section 1. That a unified Forest Preserve be and the same is hereby created within the District which shall contain and connect lands now owned and lands to be acquired in substantial accordance with the plat now on file in the office of the General Superintendent of the District, which by reference is hereby made part thereof, and for the purposes of said Forest Preserve and for the carrying out of the statutory purposes more particularly set out in the preamble of this ordinance, it is necessary and desirable for the District to own and it shall acquire property hereinafter described in Section 2 of this ordinance, for the purpose of creating a Forest Preserve and for District uses.

 

Section 2. That the lands referred to in Section 1 of this ordinance are more particularly described as follows:

 

PARCEL 1

 

THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:  COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF 2386.89 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF 187TH STREET, AS HERETOFORE DEDICATED BY PLAT OF DEDICATION RECORDED FEBRUARY 7, 1962 AS DOCUMENT 18395037 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 714.38 FEET, TO A STRIP OF LAND 50 FEET WIDE WESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH AND IMMEDIATELY ADJOINING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE B. AND O. C. T. RAILROAD COMPANY, FORMERLY CHICAGO TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANY, CONVEYED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS BY QUIT CLAIM DEED DATED DECEMBER 5, 1922 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 16, 1922 AS DOCUMENT 7749522; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP OF LAND 16.39 FEET, TO A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE; THENCE SOUTHERLY 317.25 FEET ALONG SAID NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE AND THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP BEING A CIRCLE CONVEX WESTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 3909.22 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 02 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, TO A NON-TANGENTIAL LINE; THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NON-TANGENTIAL LINE AND THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP 378.80 FEET, TO THE NORTH LINE OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS-GLENWOOD ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 84 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST 313.35 FEET, TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID 187TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 19 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE OF 187TH STREET 493.78 FEET, TO A TANGENTIAL CURVE; THENCE WESTERLY 403.71 FEET ALONG SAID TANGENTIAL CURVE BEING THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID 187TH STREET AND THE ARC OF A CIRCLE CONVEX NORTHEASTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 419.60 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 47 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

 

PARCEL 2

 

THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:  COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF 2386.89 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF 187TH STREET, AS HERETOFORE DEDICATED BY PLAT OF DEDICATION RECORDED FEBRUARY 7, 1962 AS DOCUMENT 18395037; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 714.38 FEET, TO A STRIP OF LAND 50 FEET WIDE WESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH AND IMMEDIATELY ADJOINING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE B. AND O. C. T. RAILROAD COMPANY, FORMERLY CHICAGO TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANY, CONVEYED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS BY QUIT CLAIM DEED DATED DECEMBER 5, 1922 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 16, 1922 AS DOCUMENT 7749522; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP OF LAND 16.39 FEET, TO A NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE; THENCE SOUTHERLY 317.25 FEET ALONG SAID NON-TANGENTIAL CURVE AND THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP BEING A CIRCLE CONVEX WESTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 3909.22 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 02 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, TO A NON-TANGENTIAL LINE; THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NON-TANGENTIAL LINE AND THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP 446.90 FEET, TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS-GLENWOOD ROAD AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID STRIP 1441.58, TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 428 FEET OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 886.69 FEET, TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF OUTLOT A IN GLENWOOD SCIENCE PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 21, 1967 AS DOCUMENT 20068371; THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS-GLENWOOD ROAD 125.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 23 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS-GLENWOOD ROAD 1212.65 FEET, TO A TANGENTIAL CURVE; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY 325.63 FEET ALONG SAID TANGENTIAL CURVE AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID CHICAGO HEIGHTS-GLENWOOD ROAD BEING A CIRCLE CONVEX NORTHWESTERLY HAVING A RADIUS OF 405.74 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 46 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

 

AREA                     =                      313,385 SQ. FT. OR 7.194 ACRES

 

                                           731,734 SQ. FT. OR 16.798 ACRES

 

                                          1,045,119 SQ. FT. OR 23.992 ACRES

 

Part of PIN: 32-04-300-018-0000

 

Section 3. This ordinance is hereby made and ordained to be severable as to each parcel of land or portion thereof or right of interest in any of the same hereby authorized to be acquired, and failure to acquire any of the said parcels of land described in Section 2 hereof or right of interest in any of the same shall not impair or invalidate the authority by this ordinance granted to hold, own, or acquire any other of said parcels or any right or interest therein, it being the intention of said Board of Commissioners of the District to carry out the general plan provided in this ordinance so far as legally and financially practicable, and to negotiate for purchases, condemn, or otherwise acquire from time to time the several parcels of land described in Section 2 hereof and all right or interest therein.

 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

 

District 6

                     

                     Effective date:  This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption end