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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/9/2017 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center 6100 North Central Ave, Chicago, Illinois
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17-0091 1 TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO LOCAL AGENCY AND ENGINEERING SERVICE AGREEMENTS FOR DESIGN OF THE SAND RIDGE BICYCLE TRAILResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO LOCAL AGENCY AND ENGINEERING SERVICE AGREEMENTS FOR DESIGN OF THE SAND RIDGE BICYCLE TRAIL WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “District”) has sought and been awarded funds from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (“ITEP Grant”), a federally-funded program administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”), to facilitate the construction of 1.3 miles of the Sand Ridge Bicycle Trail (the “Project”); and WHEREAS, Phase II Engineering services for the Project are projected to be $50,000.00; and WHEREAS, the District anticipates the use of ITEP Grant funds to cover 80% ($40,000.00) of the costs of Phase II Engineering Services to be provided in connection with the Project and the District intends to be responsible for 20% of the cost of Phase II Engineering or $10,000.00 in connection with the Project; and WHEREAS, in order to meet deadlines for use of the funds provided via the ITEP Grant, it was advisable that a consulting engineering firm be employed to perform approvePass Action details Not available
17-0098 1 RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF HARMS FLATWOODS AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVE BY THE ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES COMMISSIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF HARMS FLATWOODS AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVE BY THE ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES COMMISSION WHEREAS, on January 24th, 2017, at the 225th meeting of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission Harms Flatwoods was approved for dedication as an Illinois Nature Preserve (“INP”); and WHEREAS, dedication of a site as a Nature Preserve provides the highest level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of exceptional ecological quality; and WHEREAS, Harms Flatwoods Nature Preserve, a 102-acre preserve located in the Village of Skokie in northeast Cook County, consists of high quality northern flatwoods and mesic upland forest and supports a diverse community of native plants and wildlife, including 2 species listed as threatened or endangered in Illinois; and WHEREAS, Harms Flatwoods Nature Preserve exhibits an excellent climax canopy community made up mostly of white oak, swamp white oak, bur oak, and red oak; and WHEREAS, formal ecological management of the site has been ongoing since the late 1970s, andapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0099 1 TO APPROVE A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE AND WAGE ADJUSTMENTSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE AND WAGE ADJUSTMENTS WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Employee Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) recently received an interest arbitration award, pursuant to Section 14 of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, 5 ILCS 315/14, with respect to the wages for the police sergeants of the Preserves Police Department, all of whom are members of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (Sergeants) collective bargaining unit; and WHEREAS, the aforementioned interest arbitration award incorporated all tentative agreements between the Preserves and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (Sergeants) which include, but are not limited to, healthcare revisions and other terms and conditions of employment, for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017; and WHEREAS, the terms and conditions of the aforementioned interestreferPass Action details Not available
17-0086 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FEE SCHEDULE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners that Title 7, Chapter 1, Section 7-1-1 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Code is hereby amended as follows: 7-1-1: FEE SCHEDULE Aerial Adventure Course and Zipline Fees *Tree Top Adventure Course: $58.00 (Adult Ages 16+) and $37.00 $38.00 (Child Ages 10-15) ***** *No other modifications to the existing Aerial Adventure Course and Zipline Fees are being proposed Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoptionreferPass Action details Not available
17-0103 1 FEE SCHEDULE Camp Sullivan Camp & Climb Overnight EventOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FEE SCHEDULE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners that Title 7, Chapter 1, Section 7-1-1 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Code is hereby amended as follows: 7-1-1: FEE SCHEDULE Camp Sullivan Camp & Climb Overnight Event Includes overnight camping plus exclusive use for 2 hours on upper level of barn, tables, chairs, 2 hours staff led climbing wall activities, bring your own food and drink, use of upper deck and use of the kitchen. Reservation must include separate rental of campsite large enough to accommodate number of campers plus two additional. Cook County Resident & Businesses Mon.-Thurs. $250 + campsite fee Fri-Sun. $290 + campsite fee Non Cook County Resident & Businesses Mon-Thurs. $300 + campsite fee Fri-Sun. $360 + campsite fee Camp Sullivan - Additional Use of Climbing Wall by Registered Campers After one complimentary use of climbing wall, registered campers at Camp Sullivan must pay $5 per person for each subsequent use of the climbing wall. Camp SureferPass Action details Not available
17-0090 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., Rosemont, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Phase II Engineering for approximately 1.3 miles of bicycle trail from Sand Ridge Nature Center to Green Lake Aquatic Center, funded with Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (“ITEP”) funding administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”). Contract Value: $50,000.00 Contract period: Three hundred and sixty (360) days from notice to proceed Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $50,000.00 (80% to be reimbursed by ITEP) Accounts: Professional Services accounts: 51025.520830, 51026.520830, 51054.520830, 51055.520830, 51056.520830, 51057.520830, 51009.520830; Grant account 51010.520830 Contract Number(s): 13-80-26B Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor has met the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Ordinance Provisions. District(s): 4 SummapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0085 1 Path Construction Company, Arlington Heights, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Path Construction Company, Arlington Heights, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend a previously awarded contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services for improvements to various buildings at the Central Garage and Warehouse Complex Original Contract Period: 10/26/2015 - 4/23/2016, Administrative extension 4/24/2016 - 6/23/2016, Board approved extension 6/24/2016 - 3/21/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/22/2017 - 7/20/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $1,240,471.02 Original Approval: 4/14/2015, $1,026,100.00 Previous Increase(s): 9/13/2016, $112,040.75; Administrative increase $102,330.27 This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 13-80-01-G5R2 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor has met the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Ordinance ProvisioapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0095 1 System Solutions, Inc., Northbrook, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Finance and Administration Vendor: System Solutions, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Computer hardware, software and hardware maintenance Original Contract Period: 7/11/2012 - 7/10/2015, Administrative extension for sixty (60) days from 7/11/2015 - 9/8/2015, Board approved extension from 9/9/2015 - 12/31/2016, Administrative extension for sixty (60) days from 1/1/2017 - 3/1/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/2/2017, retroactive - 6/30/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $1,240,000.00 Original Approval: 7/11/2012, $200,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 5/13/2013 - $20,000.00, Board approval on 6/18/2013 - $300,000.00, Board approval on 1/20/2015 - $300,000.00, and Board approval on 9/8/2015 - $420,000.00 This Increase Requested: $300,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $300,000.00 Accounts: Computer Supplies and Service, 51001-531670 Contract Number(s)approvePass Action details Not available
17-0096 1 On Call Properties, Elk Grove Village, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: On Call Properties, Elk Grove Village, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend a previously awarded contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services for Harry Semrow Driving Range. Work includes new roof, drywall repair and painting. Original Contract Period: 9/19/2016 - 1/18/2017; Administrative extension 1/19/2017 - 3/20/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/21/2017 - 7/19/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $82,374.00 Original Approval: 9/16/2016, $82,374.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 16-80-44R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor has met the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Ordinance Provisions. District(s): 9 Summary: This request is for time only. Work is substantially complete, however, minor work approvePass Action details Not available
17-0100 1 Village of Skokie, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Skokie, Illinois Request: Requesting authority to enter into an IGA with the Village of Skokie, Illinois for construction of (1) an approximately ten (10) foot wide, two thousand three hundred (2,300) foot asphalt trail and two hundred and fifty (250) foot stone spur between Harms Road and Woods Drive (“Stage I”), and (2) an approximately ten (10) foot wide, two hundred and fifty (250) foot asphalt trail connecting the Forest Preserve trails on the west side of Harms Road (“Stage II”). Stage I and Stage II are collectively the “Trail Connection”. Goods or Services: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) operates and maintains the North Branch Bicycle Trail in Northern Cook County. The Trail Connection is part of Skokie’s Bikeway System Plan to provide bicycle/pedestrian accommodations for residents, businesses, shopping malls, schools and transit connections along Old Orchard Road from Gross Point Road to the North Branch Trail. This agreement coversapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0067 1 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”)Intergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Planning & Development Other Part(ies): Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) Request: Authorization to amend an existing Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) Goods or Services: For removal of certain dams on the Des Plaines River and North Branch of the Chicago River Agreement Number: Amendment #2 to OWR-292 Agreement Period: OWR-292 10/23/2013 - 6/30/2016; Amendment #1 1/9/2015 - 6/30/2016; IGA suspended by IDNR effective 6/30/2015; Amendment #2 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020 Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $1,100,000.00 (fully reimbursable by IDNR to the Forest Preserves) Accounts: Grant Accounts; Professional Services 51010-520830 and Special or Co-op Programs 51010-521313 District(s): Districtwide Summary: This IGA was originally approved by the Board on 7/16/2013. Amendment #1 of this IGA subsequently was approved by the Board on 12/16/2014 for a period ending on 6/30/2016. The IDNR authorized extension of the IGA for a longer period ending on 6/30/2017. The IGA, however, was approvePass Action details Not available
17-0088 1 Resident Watchman Annual Report 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016ReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Report Title: Resident Watchman Annual Report Report Period: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016 Summary: The Forest Preserve District shall place on the agenda of the March meeting of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners an Annual Report listing the names of employees occupying forest preserve homes for part or all of the fiscal year, as well as their job titles and salaries.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
17-0054 1 Procurements and Disbursements Report 1/1/2017 - 1/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurements and Disbursements Report Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 1/31/2017 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of January 2017. This report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2(BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinances.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
17-0087 1 REQUEST TO REGISTER BOBOLINK MEADOW AS AN ILLINOIS LAND AND WATER RESERVE (“ILWR”)Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS REQUEST TO REGISTER BOBOLINK MEADOW AS AN ILLINOIS LAND AND WATER RESERVE (“ILWR”) Department: Resource Management Summary: Requesting authority, pursuant to Section 9 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act (70 ILCS810/9), to register Bobolink Meadow as an Illinois Land and Water Reserve ("ILWR") with the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission (“INPC”). This dedication contributes to one of the key goals set forward in the Next Century Conservation Plan to dedicate and register twenty thousand (20,000) acres with the INPC by 2025. Dedication of a site as an ILWR provides a high level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of important ecological quality. The proposed Bobolink Meadow ILWR is an approximately nine hundred and eighteen (918) acre portion of the preserves located in Tinley Park in south central Cook County. The site currently supports four hundred and sixty eight (468) plant species and one hundred and forty two (142) bird species, five (5) of which are threatened or enapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0093 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 3/9/2017 - 4/11/2017Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 3/9/2017 - 4/11/2017 Saturday - Sunday, 3/11 - 3/12; 10 am - 4 pm Illinois Orchid Society Show and Sale; Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Artistically arranged orchids, including rare species and cultivated hybrids, will be on display. There will also be a judged exhibition and orchids for sale. Free. Saturdays, 3/11 and 4/8; 1:30 pm R.I.P. Workday, Little Red Schoolhouse, Willow Springs Assist us with Removing Invasive Plants. Individuals and families welcome. Not suitable for ages 9 yrs. and younger. Participants 10-14 yrs. old must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, 3/11; 11 am One Earth Film Festival, Thatcher Pavilion, River Forest Join us for a free showing of the Emmy Award winning Forest Preserves of Cook County film Chicago’s True Nature at Thatcher Pavilion, 8030, Chicago Ave. Meet some of our featured animals afterwards. For festival details, visit www.oneearthfilmfest.org receive and filedPass Action details Not available
16-0478 1 The Forest Preserve District MWBE Actual Participation Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 and The MBE/WBE Commitment Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Submitting Reports for the Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: The Forest Preserve District MWBE Actual Participation Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 and The MBE/WBE Commitment Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016 Report Period: 1/1/2016 - 9/30/2016 Summary: The Forest Preserve District MWBE Actual Participation Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 and The MBE/WBE Commitment Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016approvePass Action details Not available
17-0115 1 Journal of Proceedings of the regular meeting held on 2/7/2017.Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Matthew B. DeLeon, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the regular meeting held on 2/7/2017.approvePass Action details Not available
17-0101 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -2/7/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -2/7/2017 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $1,677,379.84 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $5,643.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $260,654.62 Legal Fees for 2/7/2017 to Be Approved: $105,555.60approvePass Action details Not available
17-0104 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -3/7/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -3/7/2017 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $1,683,022.84 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $61,990.96 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $366,210.22 Legal Fees for 3/7/2017 to Be Approved: $75,547.77approvePass Action details Not available
17-0109 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 3/8/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 3/8/2017 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2017 to present: $64,249.57 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $30,306.09approvePass Action details Not available
17-0082 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Meru Corporation, 8436 W. Carol St., Niles Illinois to install new water service at the Southwest Police Headquarters in Palos Park and flush toilets at Schiller Woods in Chicago, Illinois. Reason: 17-80-016 New Water Service for South Police Headquarters and Schiller Woods Flush Toilet. The work includes, but is not limited to, furnishing and installing new cast iron water mains, open cutting roads, directional boring under existing Illinois Department of Transportation roads, traffic control, capping and removing an existing well, removing existing water treatment equipment, miscellaneous site and landscape restoration and other work as described in the drawings and building specifications. Bid Opening Date: 2/10/2017 Bid Results: Firm Total Bid 1. Meru Corporation $481,000.00 2. Sheeji Construction Inc. $559,780.00 3. Misfits Construction Co. $5approvePass Action details Not available
17-0089 1 Western Remac, Inc., Woodridge, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Western Remac, Inc., primary place of business 1740 International Parkway, Woodridge, Illinois to furnish and install new gateway signage at Skokie Lagoons, Dan Ryan Woods, Thatcher Woods, Bemis Woods, Deer Grove and Palos, as well as other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Reason: 17-80-015 Gateway Signage Districtwide. The work includes, but is not limited to, furnishing and installing new vehicle and pedestrian directional signs, entrance signs as well as custom designed interpretation kiosks and other work as described in the drawings and building specifications. Bid Opening Date: 2/10/2017 Bid Results: Firm Total Bid 1. Western Remac, Inc. $377,336.00 2. AGAE Contractors, Inc. $392,271.00 3. GMA Construction Group $458,906.00 4. Outlook Design & Construction, Inc. $518,253.00 5. Misfits Construction Co. $578,100.00 approvePass Action details Not available
17-0053 1  ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 1/31/2017 Summary: Detailed Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense for January 2017approvePass Action details Not available