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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/12/2017 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Attachments: Consent Calendar 12-12-2017.pdf, Public Comments from Forest Preserve Board Meetinig 12-12-2017.pdf
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17-0454 1 ACKNOWLEDGING THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE NATURE CENTER FOR HAVING BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE ILLINOIS RECREATION THERAPY ASSOCIATION FOR INNOVATIVE INCLUSION SERVICES AND FACILITIESConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE NATURE CENTER FOR HAVING BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE ILLINOIS RECREATION THERAPY ASSOCIATION FOR INNOVATIVE INCLUSION SERVICES AND FACILITIES WHEREAS, the Illinois Recreation Therapy Association presents an annual award to the Outstanding Program or Agency for Innovative Inclusion Services and Facilities; and WHEREAS, past recipients of the award include agencies dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities; and WHEREAS, the honor is awarded to an agency that, “Has significantly served the needs of persons with disabilities”; and WHEREAS, the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center of the Forest Preserves of Cook County provides facilities and programming that are accessible to those with disabilities; and WHEREAS, these facilities and programs include accessible buildings, garden and walkway and the special event “Nature Is Accessible”; and WHEREAS, these features make it possible for persons of all abilities to experience the wonders of nature and the Forest Preserves of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the Little Red SchoapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0469 1 IN MEMORY OF PINKIE LEE JACKSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF PINKIE LEE JACKSON WHEREAS, Pinkie Lee Jackson was much loved, respected, and had a positive impact on many. She touched the hearts of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, church members and all those most fortunate to know her; and WHEREAS, Pinkie is the beloved wife of Altherman Jackson, Sr. and the devoted mother of AJ Jackson Jr. and Paulette Barrett. Pinkie made her transition peacefully on November 23, 2017, Thanksgiving Day, which was her favorite holiday. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends; and WHEREAS, Pinkie’s giving spirit and gracious cooking touched and fed many souls in Chicago and throughout the area. As a public servant, she believed in helping the sick and less fortunate as well as whomever was in need; and WHEREAS, her true legacy lies in the profound effect she had on others by providing delicious dishes for special events at her local forest preserve, park district and school. Pinkie also donated her talent and services for which she received much love, appreciation and gratitude. NOW, THEREapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0401 1 Land Conservancy of Will County, an Illinois Not for Profit 31 Monee Road, Park Forest, Illinois 60466Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED ACCEPTANCE OF REAL ESTATE DONATION Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Land Conservancy of Will County, an Illinois Not for Profit Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed donation be approved. Description of Real Estate: 31 Monee Road, Park Forest, Illinois 60466 Section: NA Parcel(s): 31-36-400-022-0000 THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE CENTER LINE OF MONEE ROAD AND THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 36, WHICH POINT IS 1562.80 FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36; THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF MONEE ROAD 400 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 26 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 42.48 FEET; THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 171.29 FEET THNCE NORTH 58 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 90.39 FEET FOR A PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 58 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0400 1 TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR KING’S GROVEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR KING’S GROVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 36, Township 35 North, Range 13, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near King’s Grove 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 recreatapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0434 1 Wendy Paulson, Laurel Ross, and Mark Templeton, Conservation and Policy Council MembersReappointmentPROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Wendy Paulson, Laurel Ross, and Mark Templeton Position: Reappointment - Conservation and Policy Council Members Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 1/1/2018 Expiration date: 12/31/2020 Summary: Reappointment of Council members.approvePass Action details Video Video
17-0435 1 Commissioner Stanley Moore, Ex-Officio member, Conservation and Policy CouncilAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Commissioner Stanley Moore Position: Ex-Officio member Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: Immediate Expiration date: This appointment shall remain for the length of the Commissioner’s term of office with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners.approvePass Action details Not available
17-0440 1 2018 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION 2018 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONS WHEREAS, in accordance with Title 1, Chapter 5, Section 4-1(a) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) shall hold regular meetings pursuant to an annual calendar adopted by resolution of the Board; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, every public body shall give public notice of the schedule of regular meetings at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year and shall state the regular dates, times and places of such meetings. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Illinois: 1. That the Board shall hold its regular meetings of the Board on the following dates during 2018, the time for holding the specified meetings is 11:00 a.m., local time: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Thursday, May 17, 2018 TuesapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0465 1 Title 1 Chapter 13: Code of Ethical ConductOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 1 Chapter 13: Code of Ethical Conduct BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 13 - Code of Ethical Conduct of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: CHAPTER 13 - CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT 1-13-1: - DEFINITIONS. Whenever used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 1. "Agency" means the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, any committee or other subdivision thereof, any Forest Preserve District of Cook County department or other administrative unit, commission, board or other division of the government of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. *** 15. "Sexual harassment" has the meaning provided in the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/2-101 et seq. 1516."Single Candidacy" means the time period during which a candidate is seeking office with primary election and general election being separate candidacies. 1617. "State" means the State ofreferPass Action details Video Video
17-0466 1 Title 1 Chapter 17: Office of Independent Inspector GeneralOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 1 Chapter 17: Office of Independent Inspector General BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 17 - Office of the Independent Inspector General of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: CHAPTER 17 - OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT INSPECTOR GENERAL 1-17-1: - USE OF COOK COUNTY OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT INSPECTOR GENERAL. A. Short Title: This article shall be known as the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Office of Independent Inspector General Ordinance. B. Purpose: The purpose of the Office of Independent Inspector General is to detect, deter and prevent corruption, fraud, waste, mismanagement, unlawful political discrimination, sexual harassment or other misconduct in the operation of Forest Preserve District of Cook County. C. Adoption of the Cook County Independent Inspector General Ordinance: Upon the effective date of this ordinance and thereafter, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County shall adopt in wholereferPass Action details Not available
17-0467 1 Title 1 Chapter 10: Policy of NondiscriminationOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 1 Chapter 10: Policy of Nondiscrimination BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 10 - Policy of Nondiscrimination of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: CHAPTER 10 - POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION 1-10-1: - COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS LAWS. A. General: The District is committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, unfavorable discharge from the military, marital status, disability, sex, and any other legally protected class pursuant to any applicable federal, state, or county law. Each employee of the District must refrain from engaging in unlawful discrimination in the workplace. B. Sexual Harassment: The District maintains and hereby re-iterates its policy against sexual harassment. The District acknowledges and affirms that sexual harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1referPass Action details Not available
17-0308 1 GMA Construction Group, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: GMA Construction Group, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend and increase a previously executed contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services to furnish and install water filtration systems at Camp Bullfrog located in Palos Township, Maple Lake Boathouse located in Palos Township, Swallow Cliff Warming Center located in Palos Township, and Camp Shabbona located in Thornton Township. Original Contract Period: Three hundred sixty (360) days (10/27/2016 - 10/23/2017); Administrative Extension: Sixty (60) days (10/24/2017 - 12/23/2017) Proposed Contract Period Extension: Three Hundred Sixty Five (365) days (12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018) Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $671,906.00 Original Approval: 9/13/2016, $671,906.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $96,993.31 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $96,993.31 Accounts: Building Accounts: 51025.560106, 51026.560106, 51approvePass Action details Video Video
17-0347 1 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., Rosemont, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., Rosemont, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to increase a previously executed task order contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional services to design water filtration systems at Camp Bullfrog located in Palos Township, Maple Lake Boathouse located in Palos Township, Swallow Cliff Warming Center located in Palos Township, and Camp Shabbona located in Thornton Township. Original Contract Period: Three (3) years 12/5/2012 - 12/4/2015; Board approval 11/17/2015 (12/5/2015 - 12/4/2016), 11/15/2016 (12/5/2016 - 12/4/2017) and 11/14/2017 (12/5/2017 - 12/4/2018) (Terms apply to underlying architectural design contract) Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $80,608.00 Original Approval: 5/15/15, $80,608.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $30,697.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $30,697.00 AccountapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0444 1 Chicago Commercial Construction Inc.(“CCC”), Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: Chicago Commercial Construction Inc.(“CCC”), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend, contract Good(s) or Service(s): Orland Grasslands Site Improvements Original Contract Period: Two hundred ten (210) days from Notice to Proceed (1/16/2015 - 8/14/2015); sixty (60) day administrative extension (8/15/2015 - 10/14/2015); two hundred seventy (270) day extension (10/15/2015 - 7/11/2016); three hundred eighty five (385) day extension retroactive from (7/12/2016 - 7/31/2017) and one hundred twenty two (122) day extension from (8/1/2017 - 11/30/2017) Proposed Contract Period Extension: One Hundred Ninety Seven (197) day extension retroactively from 12/1/2017 - 6/15/2018 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $319,595.46 Original Approval: 12/16/2014, $319,595.46 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: Site Improvement Accounts 51025.560060, 51054.5approvePass Action details Not available
17-0445 1 Chicago Commercial Construction Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Chicago Commercial Construction Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend, contract Good(s) or Service(s): Deer Grove and Tinley Creek Outdoor Interpretation Original Contract Period: Two hundred and forty (240) days from Notice to Proceed (2/20/2015 - 2/15/2016); sixty (60) day administrative extension (2/16/2016 - 4/16/2016); two hundred and fifty-eight (258) day extension (4/17/2016 - 12/31/2016): two hundred and ninety-one (291) day extension (1/17/2017 - 10/18/2017) Proposed Contract Period Extension: Two hundred thirty-nine (239) day extension retroactively from 10/19/2017 - 6/15/2018 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $836,289.65 Original Approval: 1/20/2015, $836,289.65 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: Site Improvement Accounts, 51025.560060, 51054.560060 and 51055.560060 Contract Number(s): 13-80-02-05C4-R CapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0446 1 Ujamaa Construction Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: Ujamaa Construction Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend, contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services for Picnic Shelter Repairs at 15 locations (Busse Woods grove #26, Catherine Chevalier grove #’s 1, 2 and 3, Clayhole Woods, Country Lane Woods, Dam No. 1 Woods East #2, Dam No. 4 Woods East #2, Dan Ryan #11, Deer Grove #4, Forest Glen Woods, Lake Ave Woods East #1, Plum Creek #2, Somme Woods and Sunset Bridge Meadow Original Contract Period: One hundred and fifty (150) days from Notice to Proceed (7/31/2017-12/28/2017) Board approved on 6/6/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: One hundred eighty three days (183) calendar days (12/29/2017 - 6/30/2018) Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $353,344.00 Original Approval: 6/6/2017, $353,344.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: Land Improvements Accounts: 51009approvePass Action details Not available
17-0448 1 TITLE 2 - FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTY, CHAPTER 4 - RECREATION IN FOREST PRESERVESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TITLE 2 - FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTY, CHAPTER 4 - RECREATION IN FOREST PRESERVES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 2 - Forest Preserve Lands and Property, Chapter 4 - Recreation in Forest Preserves, of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 2-4-2: Events Requiring Permits. *** 5. Taking any still or motion pictures or painting or drawing pictures for commercial purposes or for use in commercial advertising. a. Taking motion pictures or filming for a commercial purpose; or b. Filming for non-commercial purpose, or taking any photo, or painting or drawing pictures if: (1) such activity takes place at a location(s) where or when members of the public generally are not allowed; (2) involves the use of (i) District property on an exclusive basis, (ii) model(s) or props that are not part of the location’s natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities, (iii) equipment that requires mechanical transport, or (iv)referPass Action details Video Video
17-0452 1 Rietveld Brothers, Crete, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Rietveld Brothers, Crete, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Row crop farming Contract Value: N/A Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Revenue generation of up to $14,400.00 (over 5 years) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 17RM 127R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 6 Summary: The Preserves is letting a contract for row crop production at select sites which were historically used for agricultural purposes prior to acquisition by the Preserves, and as such, do not exist in an ecologically natural state. Farmers will have use of the property for seeding one or more of the following row crops: wheat, oats, soybeans, and/or corn. This practice allows the Preserves to generate revenue, while at the same time preventing invasive plant species from taking over fallow land. It approvePass Action details Video Video
17-0439 2 Trailbound Trips, Barrington, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Trailbound Trips, Barrington, Illinois. Reason: Trailbound Trips is a Cook County based company that offers guided hiking and bicycling trips geared toward women audiences, while also educating them on restoration and conservation topics. For all programs conducted on Forest Preserve property, Trailbound Trips will compensate the Preserves with 20% of registration fees. Contract period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Fiscal Impact: $21,000.00 Revenue Generating (over 3 years) Account(s): N/A Concurrences: Trailbound Trips is in good standing with the State of Illinois. The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): DistrictwideapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0450 1 Oak Park Tennis Center, River Forest, IllinoisAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Oak Park Tennis Center, River Forest, Illinois Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (“the Preserves”) to enter into an agreement Reason: The Preserves has had a relationship with the Oak Park Tennis Center for nearly 100 years. The current agreement expires at the end of this year. This new seven (7) year agreement with one (1) optional three (3) year extension will allow the Oak Park Tennis Center to continue providing tennis related programs for youth and adult users, while also offering tennis scholarships for those who require financial assistance. This new agreement calls for an increase in financial compensation to the Preserves including a 100% increase in the base fee (to $6,000.00 in year one and $6,000.00 plus 2% compounded increase each year thereafter), and a new annual $20,000.00 capital contribution to ensure that the tennis facility remains in a good condition for the length of the agreement. Contract period: 84 months from the issuance of the Purchase Order Estimated Fiscal ImpaapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0461 1 Amend a previously approved item 16-0306 Originally approved 7/12/2016Previously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Planning and Development Request: Amend a previously approved item Item Number: 16-0306 Fiscal Impact: N/A Account(s): N/A District(s): 15 Original Text of Item: (Originally approved 7/12/2016) PROPOSED GRANT APPLICATION AUTHORIZATION REQUEST Department: Planning and Development Grantee: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Land and Water Convervation Conservation Fund (“LWCF”) Request: Authorization to apply for grant Purpose: Authorization to apply for grant funds and match funds if awarded Grant Amount: $1,070,250.00 $946,800.00 Grant Period: Three (3) Years From Grant Approval Date 12/5/2016 (retroactive) - 12/31/2018 Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $1,070,250.00 $1,210,700.00 Accounts: Land Acquisition, 25-6800, 51025.560010, 51006.520000 District(s): 15 Summary: Approval of resolution authorizing the Preserves to apply for a grant and, if aapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0441 1 Annual Report of the Conservation and Policy Council, Wendy Paulson, Chair of the Conservation and Policy CouncilReportREPORT Department: General Office Request: Annual Report of the Conservation and Policy Council, Wendy Paulson, Chair of the Conservation and Policy Council Report Title: The 2017 Annual Report of the Conservation and Policy Council, the 5-Year Implementation Strategy for the Next Century Conservation Plan and the proposed 2018 Budget Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Summary: The Annual Report of the Conservation and Policy Council is required by Section 1-18-5 of the Preserves’ Code of Ordinances. The report was orally presented by Council Member Mark Templeton on behalf of Chairperson Wendy Paulson at the 11/14/2017 meeting of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners.receive and filedPass Action details Video Video
17-0081 1 Procurements and Disbursements Report: 10/1/2017 - 10/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurements and Disbursements Report Report Period: 10/1/2017 - 10/31/2017 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of October 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
17-0442 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/12/2017 - 1/15/2018Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation & Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/12/2017 - 1/15/2018 Saturdays and Sundays, 12/16-17 and Tuesday - Sunday, 12/26 - 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! Daily, through 12/22; 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 12/23 through Sunday, 1/7, 10 am - 7 pm Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe With more than 700,000 twinkling LED lights throughout the garden and re-creation of Chicago’s favorite landmarks, Wonderland Express combines the magic of model railroads with a holiday wonderland. This family-friendly tradition includes special events such as caroling and ice sculpting. Additional Family Drop-in activities offered. Fee applies. (Closes at 3 p.m. on receive and filedPass Action details Video Video
17-0475 1  Committee MinutesJOURNAL 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 11/14/2017.approvePass Action details Not available
17-0453 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -11/14/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -11/14/2017 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: $1,980,662.89 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $850,290.43 Legal Fees for 11/14/2017 to Be Approved: $24,142.54approvePass Action details Not available
17-0443 1 Kee Construction LLC, Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Planning & Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Kee Construction LLC, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for Dan Ryan Woods Site Improvements & Nature Play. Reason: Contract #17-80-10C1 (Re-Bid) Dan Ryan Woods Site Improvements & Nature Play. The work includes, but is not limited to, new fitness stairs, nature play elements, treehouse platform, lighting, aqueduct repairs, concrete, landscaping, and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. Bid Opening Date: 11/17/2017 Bid Results: Firm Total Bid 1. Kee Construction LLC $1,137,794.26 2. Structures Construction $1,198,960.00 3. Pan-Oceanic $1,588,908.75 4. Industria, Inc. $1,629,840.00 5. Clauss Brothers $1,782,831.15 6. F.H. Paschen $1,791,464.00 7. Meru Corporation $1,875,670.00 8. Schaefges Brothers $1,923,603.00 9. Old Veteran Construction $2,686,576.72 Estimated Fiscal ImpapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0433 1 Chicago Zoological SocietyInteragency Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department(s): Forest Preserve District Other Part(ies): Chicago Zoological Society Request: Authorization to amend the Agreement between the Forest Preserve District and the Chicago Zoological Society Good(s) or Service(s): Brookfield Zoo Admission and Parking Rates Agreement period: 4/6/1987 until revoked Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A Agreement Number(s): N/A District(s): 16 Summary: Amends Section 13 of the previously executed agreement between the Chicago Zoological Society (Zoo) and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (District) for the maintenance and operation of a zoological park on lands of the Forest Preserve District, commonly known as the Brookfield Zoo, to allow for changes in certain admission and parking rates. Reason: This increase will support the Zoo’s submitted 2018 Budget proposal. On 4/6/1987 an agreement between the District and the Zoo was presented and approved by this Honorable Board of Commissioners for the continued maintenance and operations of the BrookfapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0080 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 01/1/2017 - 10/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 01/1/2017 - 10/31/2017 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense report for October 2017.approvePass Action details Not available