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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/14/2017 11:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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17-0406 1 HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY AND THE POPLAR CREEK PRAIRIE STEWARDS FOR RECEIVING A CHICAGO WILDERNESS EXCELLENCE IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AWARDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY AND THE POPLAR CREEK PRAIRIE STEWARDS FOR RECEIVING A CHICAGO WILDERNESS EXCELLENCE IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AWARD WHEREAS, on July 27, 2017, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards were honored with a Platinum Accreditation Excellence in Ecological Restoration Award from Chicago Wilderness for their habitat restoration and management of Shoe Factory Road Prairie Nature Preserve and Carl Hansen Preserve; and WHEREAS, the Chicago Wilderness Excellence in Ecological Restoration Awards showcase the region’s best examples of places that benefit both wildlife and people; and WHEREAS, Shoe Factory Road Prairie is a 9-acre, state dedicated Nature Preserve located in Hanover Township within Hoffman Estates, Illinois and is surrounded by over 300 acres of prairie, savanna, and woodland, referred to as the Carl Hansen Preserve, and has been managed by the Popular Creek Prairie Stewards and the Forest Preserves of Cook County for over 25 years; and WHEREAS, the Poplar Creek Prairi   Not available Not available
17-0413 1 IAPD Best of the Best Award ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY, THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND BARBARA BIRMINGHAM, VOLUNTEER STEWARD, FOR RECEIVING BEST OF THE BEST AWARD FROM THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTS WHEREAS, on October 13, 2017, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Cook County Department of Public Health, and volunteer steward Barbara Birmingham were honored with Best of the Best awards from the Illinois Association of Park Districts; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Cook County Department of Public Health received the Intergovernmental Agreement Award for their partnership to connect residents to the physical, emotional and mental benefits of spending time in nature; and WHEREAS, this partnership enabled the Forest Preserves to implement its Gateway Master Plan, build new and strategic relationships with healthcare providers, expand its reach and leverage key resources; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Cook County Department of Public Health will continue to seek resources th   Not available Not available
17-0407 1 TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT ILLINOIS TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM GRANT FUNDSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT ILLINOIS TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS WHEREAS, The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) is applying for a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP); and WHEREAS, the ITEP grant, if funded, would provide funding for the development of wayfinding and information signage and other streetscape improvements and archaeological interpretation at two Forest Preserve “gateway sites” located in south Cook County: Sand Ridge/Shabbona/Green Lake Campus near Calumet City and Eggers Grove in Chicago, Illinois, hereafter referred to as “the Project”; and WHEREAS, the Project would also include research and analysis by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey of artifacts found on Preserves property in the Calumet region that have been impacted by road construction in the region; and WHEREAS, the funding would allow for the interpretation and creation of an exhibit at the Sand Ridge Nature Center related to the artifacts and cultural hi   Not available Video Video
17-0423 2 CREDENTIALS CERTIFICATION FOR FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DELEGATES TO THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CREDENTIALS CERTIFICATION FOR FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DELEGATES TO THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTS WHEREAS, the Illinois Association of Park Districts (“the Association”) is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies; and WHEREAS, the Association advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois; and WHEREAS, the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) is to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and   Not available Video Video
17-0402 1 AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR ST. MIHIEL WOODS EASTOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR ST. MIHIEL WOODS EAST AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 29, Township 36 North, Range 13, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near St. Mihiel Woods East 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 e   Not available Video Video
17-0403 1 Mantellate Sisters, Servants of Mary, an Illinois Not For Profit CorporationSale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Mantellate Sisters, Servants of Mary, an Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Request: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) respectfully requests this proposed purchase be approved, appropriation authority from the Real Estate Acquisition Fund balance to facilitate this transaction; and the Seller be licensed to remain on the property until 6/1/2018 Description of Real Estate: Villa Santa Maria Convent, 6101 Oak Forest Avenue, Unincorporated Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): PINs: 28-29-201-003-0000 & 28-29-201-006-0000 PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF THE EAST 808.12 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID EAST 808.12 FEET AND THE SOUTH EASTERLY LINE OF OAK FOREST AVENUE (AS SAID AVENUE IS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF OAK FOREST HEIGHTS ADDITION TO OAK FOREST, PLAT OF WHICH WAS RECOR   Not available Not available
17-0317 1 Selection process for members of a pre-qualified construction poolContractPROPOSED CONTRACT PROCESS Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: Various Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to utilize Good(s) or Service(s): Selection process for members of a pre-qualified construction pool (listed in the back-up materials) for construction projects within the Preserves Contract Value: N/A Contract period: Pre-Qualification will remain in effect until 12/31/2019 unless extended. The Preserves may elect to extend the pool for two (2) additional one-year periods. Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 17-80-62 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: This item is a request for the Preserves to bid construction projects to a pre-qualified contractor pool. Preserves’ staff have solicited the submission of qualifications for a pre-qualified contractor pool that is qualified to bid on a list of projected 2017-2019 projects with an estimated total capit   Not available Not available
17-0349 1 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LTD, Site Design Group, Ltd., and E. C. Purdy & Associates of the Pre-Qualified Architectural/Engineering Services Pool 12-80-59Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LTD, Site Design Group, Ltd., and E. C. Purdy & Associates of the Pre-Qualified Architectural/Engineering Services Pool 12-80-59 Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend open task orders and existing master professional services contract Good(s) or Service(s): Architectural and Engineering services Original Contract Period: Three (3) years 12/5/2012 - 12/4/2015; Board extension 11/17/2015 (12/5/2015 - 12/4/2016) and 11/15/2016 (12/5/2016 - 12/4/2017) Proposed Contract Period Extension: One (1) year 12/5/2017 - 12/4/2018 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Christopher B. Burke $80,608.00; EC Purdy $97,135.00; Site Design $288,075.00 Original Approval: 12/5/2012 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N /A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 12-80-59 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved th   Not available Not available
17-0385 1 Brush Architects, Interstate Roof Systems Consultants, Inc. (IRSC), Kellermeyer Godfryt Hart Architects and Engineers (KGH), Klein and Hoffman, Inc., and Mac Brady Associates, Inc.Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Brush Architects, Interstate Roof Systems Consultants, Inc. (IRSC), Kellermeyer Godfryt Hart Architects and Engineers (KGH), Klein and Hoffman, Inc., and Mac Brady Associates, Inc. Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to extend previously executed contracts Good(s) or Service(s): Roof consultant services Original Contract Period: One (1) year 11/30/2016 - 11/29/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: One (1) year 11/30/2017 - 11/28/2018 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Any one contract not to exceed $25,000.00 Original Approval: 11/30/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 16-53-73 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 9 & 17 Summary: This request is for time only extensions for Brush Architects, Interstate Roof Systems Consultan   Not available Not available
17-0381 1 Recreational Equipment Inc. (“REI”), Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Recreational Equipment Inc. (“REI”), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Outdoor recreation and outdoor activity classes Original Contract Period: 7/12/2016 - 12/31/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A Original Approval: 7/12/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $4,000 (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Preserves would like to continue its collaborative partnership with Recreational Equipment Inc. (“REI”) for the purposes of providing outdoor recreation and outdoor classes to REI’s participants, as well as educating the public with nature based activities.   Not available Not available
17-0384 1 T&M Lakes Inc., Orland Park, IllinoisContract AmendmentREQUEST APPROVAL TO EXERCISE CONTRACT RENEWAL OPTION Department(s): Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: T&M Lakes Inc., Orland Park, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Boat concessions Original Contract Period: 4/14/2015 - 4/13/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 4/14/2018 - 4/13/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A Original Approval: 4/14/2015 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $6,000.00 (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 14-40-409B Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 17 Summary: The Preserves would like to exercise the first of two one-year extension options to allow T&M Lakes to continue to provide boat rental services at the Tampier Lake Boathouse on a seasonal basis.   Not available Not available
17-0405 1 Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, IllinoisContract AmendmentREQUEST APPROVAL TO EXERCISE CONTRACT RENEWAL OPTION Department(s): Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Boat concessions Original Contract Period: 4/10/2015 - 4/9/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 4/10/2018 - 4/9/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A Original Approval: 4/14/2015 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $14,000.00 (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 14-40-409 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 15 Summary: The Preserves would like to exercise the first of two (2) one-year extension options to allow Chicago River Canoe and Kayak to continue to provide boat rental services at the Busse Lake Boathouse on a seasonal basis.   Not available Not available
17-0386 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps Contract Value: Not to exceed $300,000.00 per year, or $1,500,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $300,000.00, FY 2019 $300,000.00, FY 2020 $300,000.00, FY 2021 $300,000.00, FY 2022 $300,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, Grant and Mitigation Accounts: 51010.29982 and 51010.22522 Contract Number(s): 17-31-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract 17-31-117 consists of a variety of Conservation Corps internship programs focused on ecological restoration throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”). The Cons   Not available Not available
17-0387 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Career Immersion Internship Program Contract Value: Not to exceed $200,000.00 per year, or $1,000,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $200,000.00, FY 2019 $200,000.00, FY 2020 $200,000.00, FY 2021 $200,000.00, FY 2022 $200,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, Grant and Mitigation Accounts: 51010.29982 and 51010.22522 Contract Number(s): 17-31-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract 17-31-117 consists of a variety of Conservation Corps internship programs focused on ecological restoration throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”). The Conserv   Not available Not available
17-0388 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Forest Preserve Experience Program Contract Value: Not to exceed $100,000.00 per year, or $500,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $100,000.00, FY 2019 $100,000.00, FY 2020 $100,000.00, FY 2021 $100,000.00, FY 2022 $100,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, Grant and Mitigation Accounts: 51010.29982 and 51010.22522 Contract Number(s): 17-31-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract 17-31-117 consists of a variety of Conservation Corps internship programs focused on ecological restoration throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”). The Conservatio   Not available Not available
17-0389 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Roving Crew Conservation Corps Program Contract Value: Not to exceed $150,000.00 per year, or $750,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $150,000.00, FY 2019 $150,000.00, FY 2020 $150,000.00, FY 2021 $150,000.00, FY 2022 $150,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, Grant and Mitigation Accounts: 51010.29982 and 51010.22522 Contract Number(s): 17-31-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract 17-31-117 consists of a variety of Conservation Corps internship programs focused on ecological restoration throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”). The Conservat   Not available Not available
17-0390 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Palos Conservation Corps Program Contract Value: Not to exceed $150,000.00 per year, or $750,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $150,000.00, FY 2019 $150,000.00, FY 2020 $150,000.00, FY 2021 $150,000.00, FY 2022 $150,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, Grant and Mitigation Accounts: 51010.29982 and 51010.22522 Contract Number(s): 17-31-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract 17-31-117 consists of a variety of Conservation Corps internship programs focused on ecological restoration throughout the Preserves. The Conservation Corps co-facilitates i   Not available Not available
17-0392 1 Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Greencorps Chicago Conservation Corps Program Contract Value: Not to exceed $500,000.00 per year, or $2,500,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $500,000.00, FY 2019 $500,000.00, FY 2020 $500,000.00, FY 2021 $500,000.00, FY 2022 $500,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, Grant and Mitigation Accounts: 51010.29982 and 51010.22522, Recreation (Landscape Improvements) 51025.560055, 51026.560055, 51009.560055, 51055.560055, 51056.560055, 51057.560055 and Grant Account 51010.560055 Contract Number(s): 17-31-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract 17-31-117 consists o   Not available Not available
17-0393 1 Silk Screen Express, Inc., Tinley Park, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Office of the General Superintendent Vendor: Silk Screen Express, Inc., Tinley Park, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Apparel with logo Contract Value: Not to exceed $25,000.00 per year, or $125,000.00 over the five (5) year contract term Contract period: Date of execution - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $25,000.00, FY 2019 $25,000.00, FY 2020 $25,000.00, FY 2021 $25,000.00, FY 2022 $25,000.00 Accounts: 51001-53010 Contract Number(s): 17-31-110R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Contract #17-31-110R consists of the manufacture and distribution of a variety of logoed, silkscreened and embroidered apparel for use by Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”) staff. The specifications also include the development and maintenance of an online store to monitor stock, facilitate departmental ordering, and a   Not available Not available
17-0409 1 Performance Media, Northbrook, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Office of the General Superintendent / Communications Vendor: Performance Media, Northbrook, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Advertisement sales, printing and distribution of seasonal brochures Contract Value: Not to Exceed $140,000.00 Contract period: 11/14/2017 - 11/30/2019 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $20,000.00; FY 2018 $50,000.00; FY 2019 $70,000.00 Accounts: Advertising & Promotional Services 510001 520610 Contract Number(s): 17-10-201 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Preserves develops a quarterly events brochure. Up to 320,000 brochures are distributed county-wide annually to nearly 300 locations and are also given to the public at hundreds of community events throughout the year. These brochures help market the Preserves’ nature centers, activities, educational programming and other amenities which    Not available Not available
17-0416 1 Blackbaud, Charleston, South CarolinaContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Office of the General Superintendent Vendor: Blackbaud, Charleston, South Carolina Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Proprietary Software Contract Value: Not to exceed $25,000.00 Contract period: 36 months Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $7,032, FY 2018 $6,132, FY 2019 $6,132. Accounts: 51001.520830 Professional Services Contract Number(s): 17-10-500 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. District(s): Countywide Summary: This proposed contract is to procure use via the vendor’s license agreement of Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge NXT software. Blackbaud is a sole source vendor. The software provides grantmaking/fundraising management and support, constituent database management, marketing support, activity tracking management, event ticketing management, payment processing, and analytical reporting capabilities. This software will be utilized by the Preserves and the Forest Pres   Not available Not available
17-0419 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 executed contract Good(s) or Service(s): Constructions 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; Board approved extension 3/22/2017 - 7/20/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 7/21/2017, retroactive - 12/31/2017 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 M   Not available Not available
17-0357 1 Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (“CCDOTH”) Feasibility Study and Engineering Services for potential Des Plaines River Trail crossing at Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Golf Road and Central RoadIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (“CCDOTH”) Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement. Good(s) or Service(s): Grant for Phase 1 Engineering Services for potential Des Plaines River Trail crossing at Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Golf Road and Central Road. Agreement period: Two (2) years 11/14/2017 - 11/13/2019 Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $50,000.00 Accounts: Consulting Accounts 51009-520860, 51054-520860, 51055-520860, 51056-520860, 50157-520860 and future 51058-520860 and Grant Account 51010-520860 Agreement Number(s): N/A District: 9 Summary: The Preserves has been awarded a grant from the CCDOTH through the Invest in Cook program in the amount of $100,000.00 for engineering services to identify how to best close the 100-foot gap in the Des Plaines Trail System. CCDOTH’s Invest in Cook program helps cover the cost of planning and feasi   Not available Video Video
17-0341 1 Oral Report by Forest Preserve Foundation Executive Director Shelley DavisReportREPORT Department: Forest Preserve Foundation Request: Oral Report by Forest Preserve Foundation Executive Director Shelley Davis Report Title: 2017 Annual Report Report Period: 11/1/2016-10/31/2017 Summary: Forest Preserve Foundation 2017 Annual Report (video - )   Not available Video Video
17-0397 1 2018 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement PlanReportREPORT Department: Planning & Development Request: Receive & File Report Title: 2018 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan Report Period: 5 Years, 2018-2022 Summary: This is an update of capital improvement projects and funding needs for the next five years (2018-2022). Capital improvement needs were identified by Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Preserves”) staff, partner organizations and members of the public. The draft can be downloaded from the Preserves’ website at . Additional requests and comments can also be submitted on that web page or on the Forest Preserves’ Facebook page. A final report will be issued at the January 2018 board meeting.   Not available Video Video
17-0079 1 Procurements and Disbursements Report Report Period: 9/1/2017 - 9/30/2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurements and Disbursements Report Report Period: 9/1/2017 - 9/30/2017 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of September 2017. This Report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2(BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinances.   Not available Video Video
17-0344 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 11/14/2017 - 12/11/2017Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 11/14/2017 - 12/11/2017 Saturday and Sunday, 11/18-19; 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Community Tree Trim, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Get into the holiday spirit early by registering a community group for the zoo’s community tree trim. Assemble your group, make your ornaments, and head to the zoo to decorate your tree. Register at www.czs.org/treetrim . Saturdays and Sundays, 12/2-12/3, 12/9-12/10, 12/16-12/17, and Tuesday-Sunday, 12/26 - 12/31 Holiday Magic, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Now in its 36th year, celebrate Chicagoland’s largest and longest running lights festival. With over one million twinkling LED lights, it’s a magical time for the entire family. Highlights include a 41-foot talking tree, train display, carolers, ice carvers, and much more! Friday, 11/24 - Sunday, 1/7 Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe A celebration of artistry   Not available Video Video
17-0429 1  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 10/24/2017 .   Not available Not available
17-0421 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -11/14/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -11/14/2017 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: $353,404.53 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $7,913.33   Not available Not available
17-0399 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -10/24/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -10/24/2017 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: $1,920,316.39 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $60,346.50 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $807,167.25 Legal Fees for 10/24/2017 to Be Approved: $43,123.18   Not available Not available
17-0398 1 Meru Corporation, Niles, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Meru Corporation, Niles, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $381,600.00 Accounts: Recreation Landscape Improvement Account 51056-560060 Contract Number(s): 17-80-16 District(s): 9 & 17 Summary: New water service for South Police Headquarters and Schiller Woods flush toilet   Not available Not available
17-0353 1 Encap, Inc., DeKalb, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Resource Management Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Encap, Inc., DeKalb, Illinois Reason: Contract #17-31-122 consists of 11.65 acres of tree and brush removal in accordance with the Preserves’ specifications in Region 7, Sag Valley Division. Encap, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder of the eight (8) bidders. Bid Opening Date: 9/29/2017 Bid Results: 1. Atrium, Inc., $16,274.90 2. Encap, Inc., $40,134.25 3. Semper Fi Yard Services, $42,406.00 4. Tallgrass Restoration, $48,347.50 5. Applied Ecological Services, $54,890.96 6. KGI Landscaping, $59,415.00 7. Groundskeeper Landscaping, $111,840.00 8. Homer Tree Service, $139,800.00 **Deficiencies were noted with respect to Atrium, Inc.’s qualifications which prohibited it from being deemed the lowest responsible bidder. Estimated Fiscal Impact: $40,134.25 Contract Period: Date of execution - 12/31/19, with a twelve (12) month extension option to account for potentia   Not available Not available
17-0076 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 9/30/2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 9/30/2017 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense report for September 2017.   Not available Not available
17-0338 1 1-8-1(B): RECEIPTS OF MONEYOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE 1-8-1(B): RECEIPTS OF MONEY BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 8 - District Finances, Section 1(B) - Receipts of Money of the Forest Preserve District Cook of County Code is hereby enacted as Follows: Sec. 1-8-1: RECEIPTS OF MONEY. A. The heads of departments shall transmit all moneys of the Forest Preserve District received by them to the Comptroller and take his receipt therefor. B. Payment Via Credit Card. With respect to any fine, fee, charge, or cost imposed by, owing to, or collected by or on behalf of the District, the District is authorized to accept electronic payment by credit card. The District may impose a convenience fee or surcharge upon such payments to the extent allowable under the applicable credit card service agreement. Such convenience fee shall not exceed the actual cost to the District for such transactions. Alternatively, the District may enter into agreements, with one or more financial institutions, Internet companies, or other bu   Not available Not available
17-0234 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 1 Chapter 8 Section 2: Contracts and PurchasesOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 1 Chapter 8 Section 2: Contracts and Purchases BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 8 - District Finances, Section 2 - Contracts and Purchases of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 1-8-2. Contracts and Purchases. *** I. Powers and duties of Purchasing Agent: The District Purchasing Agent shall, pursuant to the terms, exceptions, or restrictions established by this Code and the President and Board of Commissioners: 1. Purchase or contract for all supplies, materials and equipment, and contractual services required by any Office, department, institution or agency of the District subject to the provisions, restrictions and limitations of this Subsection; 2. Establish and enforce standard and non-standard specifications established in accordance with this Subsection which shall apply to all supplies, materials and equipment purchased for the use of any Office, department, institution or agency    Not available Not available
17-0315 1 TITLE 4 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, CHAPTER 2 - PARKING REGULATIONSOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TITLE 4 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, CHAPTER 2 - PARKING REGULATIONS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 4 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 2 - Parking Regulations, is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 4-2-1: General Parking. *** Any person found in violation of any provision of this Section will be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) thirty-five dollars ($35.00). A separate and distinct offense shall be regarded as committed each four-hour period in which the owner of the vehicle continues or permits any such violation to continue, or fails to make a reasonable effort to comply. Sec. 4-2-2: Stopping, Standing and Parking, Prohibited in Various Locations. *** Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any provision of the above section shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for each offense. A separate and distinct offense shall be regarded as committed each four-hour period in which the owner of the vehicle continues or permits any such   Not available Not available