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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/5/2018 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: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Consent Calendar 6-5-2018.pdf, To comment on an item at this meeting, click here., FPD Board New Items 06.05.2018.pdf, Mark Armstrong testimony CUFAC, CUFAC Resolution Regarding Brian Gorman, Public Testimony Forms from FPD Board 6-5-18.pdf, 6-5-2018 JournalDraft.pdf
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18-0279 2 CONGRATULATING AND THANKING THE FRIENDS OF THE FOREST PRESERVES ON ITS 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND THANKING THE FRIENDS OF THE FOREST PRESERVES ON ITS 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County manages nearly 70,000 acres of public land including some of the highest quality natural lands in the State of Illinois that provide residents and visitors opportunities for recreation, education, and pleasure; and WHEREAS, the mission of Friends of the Forest Preserves is to be “the voice of a diverse community inspiring and organizing people to protect, restore, and expand the forest preserves in Cook County”; and WHEREAS, Friends of the Forest Preserves is the only independent non-profit organization solely focused on the Forest Preserves of Cook County and strives to safeguard and improve the forest preserves for generations to come; and WHEREAS, Friends of the Forest Preserves was founded in 1998 by a small group of volunteers who cared deeply about Cook County’s natural and public lands and has since grown to be a force of more than 2,000 members and each year inspires and engages thousands of people to enjoy and carapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0267 1 RECOGNIZING MEMBERS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DEDICATION TO DUTY RELATED TO SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORTS IN MAY 2017Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MEMBERS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DEDICATION TO DUTY RELATED TO SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORTS IN MAY 2017 WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement is dedicated to its mission of serving and protecting the residents of Cook County and visitors of the Forest Preserves’ attractions and properties; and WHEREAS, the sworn law enforcement officers of the Forest Preserves’ Department of Law Enforcement enforce ordinances and laws of the Forest Preserves, Cook County, and the State of Illinois, develop good public relations; perform duties pertaining to the welfare of the public and the operation of the Forest Preserves; and maintain peace, order and quiet within the Forest Preserves; and WHEREAS, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, members of the Forest Preserves’ Department of Law Enforcement were the first to respond to a multijurisdictional dispatched call to Thatcher Woods regarding an individual entering the Des Plaines River from a railroad trestle and not resurfacapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0268 1 HONORING THE JOHN G. SHEDD AQUARIUM IN ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE JOHN G. SHEDD AQUARIUM IN ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the John G. Shedd Aquarium is a world-renowned aquarium, research and conservation institution, and Chicagoland destination that partners and collaborates with the Forest Preserves of Cook County; and WHEREAS, this partnership and collaboration reflects a commitment to improving the health of our local waters, our native flora and fauna and a recognition of the importance of actively engaging Cook County residents; and WHEREAS, since 2010, Shedd Aquarium has partnered with the Forest Preserves to engage hundreds of local teens to learn and care about the Forest Preserves via stewardship and litter clean-up activities; and WHEREAS, in 2015, the Shedd Aquarium partnership expanded with the creation of the “Amphibians” exhibit; where global and local amphibians and the Forest Preserves were highlighted, raising the profile of these important assets to Shedd visitors; and WHEREAS, Shedd Aquarium created “Bringing Light to Amphibians”, a 5-minuteapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0202 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ADOPT AMENDED EMPLOYEE TRAVEL POLICY WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) recognized the occasional need for employees to travel to various conferences, seminars, meetings, and other work related events; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves created the Employee Travel Policy to provide guidelines on the following: (1) the types of official business for which travel, meal, and lodging expenses are allowed; and (2) maximum allowable reimbursement for travel, meal, and lodging expenses; and WHEREAS, the Employee Travel Policy was approved by Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners on October 25, 2016; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves now would like to amend such Employee Travel Policy to (1) establish pre-approval process for overnight travel; (2) to specify when travel to and from alternate work locations would be reimbursed; and (3) to otherwise clarify rules and bring consistency to the reimbursement process; and WHEREAS, the Employee Travel Policy, as amended, continues to be in complianceapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0223 1 Village of Niles, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Niles, Illinois Request: Authority to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Village of Niles, Illinois. Goods or Services: The Village of Niles is requesting an IGA to construct and maintain paved trail connections to the North Branch Bicycle Trail along the north and south sides of Howard Street on Forest Preserves property. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Perpetual, subject to termination after twenty (20) years Fiscal Impact: None License Fee: $11,400.00 (waived) License Application Fee: $3,000.00 (waived) YELAR Fee: $6,300.00 (waived) Tree Mitigation Fee: TBD (none anticipated at this time) Accounts: N/A District(s): 13 Summary: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) operates and maintains the North Branch Bicycle Trail in Northern Cook County. The Village of Niles proposes to construct two trail segments, each approximately 300 linear feet in length, to connect residents and businesseapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0266 1 Kayak Dock, Centreville, MarylandContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: Kayak Dock, Centreville, Maryland Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Purchase and delivery of two (2) floating canoe and kayak launch systems for Tampier Lake and Busse Lake Contract Value: $33,125.46 Contract period: 6/5/2018 - 12/4/2018 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $33,125.46 Accounts: Recreation Landscape 51009.560009, 51025.560055, 51026.560055, 51054.560055, 51055.560055, 51056.560055, 51057.560055, 51058.560055 Contract Number(s): 18-80-41 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 15, 17 Summary: Boat rental concessionaires at both Tampier Lake and Busse Lake are requesting a better system for launching canoes and kayaks. Current facilities are designed for launching row boats. After research of several options, the Kayak Dock system is recommended based on cost, ease of installation, and maintenance. The same system approvePass Action details Video Video
18-0269 1 Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County, IllinoisIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County, Illinois Request: Authorization to extend Goods or Services: Extension of an on-going partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for a fifth year to continue deconstruction and demolition of additional vacant Forest Preserve buildings at various locations. Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: Original contract period, 4/11/2014 - 3/10/2015; 1st amendment period, 3/11/2015 - 6/30/2016; 2nd amendment period, 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017; 3rd amendment period, 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018; and current extension period, 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019 Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: Buildings 51009.560106, 51025.560106, 51026.560106, 51054.560106, 51055.560106, 51056.560106, 51057.560106, 51058.560106 and Land Acquisition and Professional Services 51006.560012 District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has a program to train inmates and participants from the Vocational Rehabilitation ImpapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0273 1 Procurement and Disbursements 4/1/2018 - 4/30/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Period: 4/1/2018 - 4/30/2018 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of April 2018. The Report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s Code of Ordinancesreceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
18-0265 1 PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS 6/5/2018 - 7/25/2018Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events - 6/5/2018 - 7/25/2018 Monday - Sunday, 5/26 - 9/3; All Day Amazing Arachnids, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Join us for an aMAZEing time weaving your way through a new summer exhibit-Amazing Arachnids! The interactive and engaging experience has two components: The Art and Science of Arachnids, which features 100 live arachnids found around the world, and Mission Safari, an immersive experience that introduces different themes of species’ survival and protection through play-and-learn interactives. Saturdays and Sundays, 5/26 - 10/7; 1:30pm and 2:30pm Garden Chef Series, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. The Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden is the Midwest's headquarters for fruit and vegetable gardening information. It exhibits the best edible plants to grow in the Chicago area. Tuesreceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
18-0282 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 Thursday, May 17, 2018.approvePass Action details Not available
18-0262 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -6/5/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -6/5/2018 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2018 to present: $247,693.12 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $22,380.00approvePass Action details Not available
18-0270 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense 1/1/2018 - 4/30/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 4/30/2018 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense Report for April 2018approvePass Action details Not available
18-0195 1 Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Subsection (a) Subdivision I - General Provisions of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County CodeOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 8 - District Finances, Section 5 - Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Subsection (a) Subdivision I - General Provisions of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: *** D. Definitions. E. Race- and Gender-Neutral Measures to Implement the Program. F. Program Administration. G. Contract Compliance Committee. H. Program Goals. I. Program Eligibility. J. Utilization Plan; Commercially Useful Function. K. Methods to Achieve Goals and Compliance. L. Request for a Total or Partial Waiver of the Contract Specific Goals; Good Faith Efforts. M. Calculating M/WBEPCE Participation. N. Review of Contract Performance. O. Prompt Payment of Firms. P. Reporting and Review. Q. Prohibited Provisions. R. Sanctions and Penalties. S. Established Business Participation in the Program. T. Review and Sunset. Full text of this Ordinance Amendment for 1-8-5a: SubdivisioapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0196 2 Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Subsection (b) Subdivision II - Construction Ordinance of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County CodeOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title I - Administrative, Chapter 8 - District Finances, Section 5- Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Subsection (b) Subdivision II - Construction Ordinance of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: *** E. Definitions. F. Program Administration. G. Race- and Gender-Neutral Measures to Ensure Equal Opportunities for all Contractors and Subcontractors. H. Program Eligibility. I. Annual Aspirational Goals. J. Project Specific Goals. K. Counting MBE and WBE Participation. L. Contract Pre-Award Compliance Procedures. M. Contract Administration Procedures. N. Sanctions and Penalties. O O. Established Business Participation in the Program. P. Program Review and Sunset. Full text of this Ordinance Amendment for 1-8-5b: Subdivision II - Construction Ordinance can be found here: Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect ninety (90) dapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0244 1 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2017 Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Summary: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) began publishing annual diversity reports in 2014 making this information available to the public. This report is the Forest Preserves’ fourth annual report, and the first using the Contract Compliance Reporting System. This report details the Forest Preserves’ efforts ensuring minority and women-owned businesses have access to public contracting opportunities. The report includes contract dollars awarded and contract payments by the Forest Preserves as reported by vendors.approvePass Action details Not available